Rosa Isabel Fernández-Chimeno

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‘Streptomyces tsukubaensis’ was the first tacrolimus producer strain identified. Although it has been included in the Streptomyces genus, its taxonomic position has not been rigorously determined. By using a polyphasic approach, we have established that the tacrolimus producer strain ‘S. tsukubaensis’ NRRL 18488 represents a unique species in the(More)
Two new indolocarbazole alkaloids, 4'-N-methyl-5'-hydroxystaurosporine (2) and 5'-hydroxystaurosporine (3), were isolated together with the known staurosporine (1) from the culture broth of a marine Micromonospora sp. (strain L-31-CLCO-002). The fermentation, structural data and cytotoxic activities of these compounds against various tumor cell lines are(More)
The number of tacrolimus (FK506)-producing isolates has increased remarkably because of the clinical importance of tacrolimus as an immunosuppressant. However, the taxonomy of several of these isolates has not been studied. The taxonomic status of strain ATCC 55098(T), a tacrolimus-producing strain, was determined in this study. The genotypic, phenotypic(More)
A novel bioactive macrolide, IB-96212 has been isolated from the fermentation broth of a marine actinomycete, L-25-ES25-008. The strain belongs to the genus Micromonospora. The macrolide showed a very strong cytotoxic activity against P-388, and lower but significant activity against A-549, HT-29, and MEL-28 cell lines. We describe the isolation, taxonomy(More)
Carotenoids are important pigments produced by plants and many microorganisms, including fungi, microalgae, cyanobacteria, and bacteria. Marine actinomycetes are a group of bacteria that produce a variety of metabolites with economic potential. Here, we describe a general method of selecting marine actinomycetes as carotenoids' producers. The screening is(More)
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