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Bielschowskysin, a gorgonian-derived biologically active diterpene with an unprecedented carbon skeleton.
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Bielschowskysin was shown to exhibit antimalarial activity against Plasmodium falciparum as well as strong anticancer activity against two human cancer cell lines.
New terpenoid constituents from Eunicea pinta.
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The secondary metabolite composition of the gorgonian octocoral Eunicea pinta from San Andrés Island, Colombia, is described for the first time and the structures proposed earlier for several uprolide-type cembranolides need revision and that a minor stereochemical correction is also in order for succinolide.
A crystallographically characterized nine-coordinate calcium-phosphocitrate complex as calcification inhibitor in vivo.
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The preparation and crystal and molecular structure of a polymeric mixed salt of PC, namely [CaNa(PC)2(H2O)]n (CaNaPC), and its improved calcification inhibition properties compared to its precursor, NaPC are described.
Bipinnatins K-Q, minor cembrane-type diterpenes from the West Indian Gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia kallos: isolation, structure assignment, and evaluation of biological activities.
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The in vitro cytotoxicity of bipinnatins 4, 6, and 7 against the NCI tumor cells MCF breast cancer, NCI-H460 non-small cell lung cancer, and SF-268 CNS cancer was evaluated and only bipinnatin Q displayed significant cytotoxic activity.
A novel series of vanadium-sulfite polyoxometalates: synthesis, structural, and physical studies.
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Compound 3 comprises a rare example of a non-oxo vanadium(IV) species isolated from aqueous solution and in the presence of the reducing agent SO3(2-), while compound 4 represents a rare examples of an open-framework species isolated at room temperature (20 degrees C).
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