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Inhibition of marine biofouling by bacterial quorum sensing inhibitors
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It is suggested that natural products with QS inhibitory properties can be used for controlling biofouling communities and to prevent microfOUling by one of the compounds screened in this study.
Discodermolide, a cytotoxic marine agent that stabilizes microtubules more potently than taxol.
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Discodermolide arrests Burkitt lymphoma cells in mitosis and shows spectacular rearrangement of the microtubule cytoskeleton, including extensive microtubules bundling in breast carcinoma cells.
The microtubule-stabilizing agent discodermolide competitively inhibits the binding of paclitaxel (Taxol) to tubulin polymers, enhances tubulin nucleation reactions more potently than paclitaxel, and
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It is demonstrated that discodermolide is a competitive inhibitor with [3H]paclitaxel in binding to tubulin polymer, with an apparent Ki value of 0.4 microM, and that these properties represent hypernucleation phenomena.
Discodermolide: a new bioactive polyhydroxylated lactone from the marine sponge Discodermia dissoluta
A new polyhydroxylated lactone, discodermolide (1), was isolated from a Caribbean marine sponge, Discodermia dissoluta, and its structure was elucidated through a combination of spectroscopic
Antitumor tetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloids from the colonial ascidian Ecteinascidia turbinata
A bioassay guided approach was used to isolate two antitumor tetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloids, 3 and 4, from the marine ascidian Ecteinascidia turbinata. The structures of 3 and 4 were determined
Phylogenetic Inferences Reveal a Large Extent of Novel Biodiversity in Chemically Rich Tropical Marine Cyanobacteria
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The phylogenetic inferences of marine cyanobacterial strains responsible for over 100 bioactive secondary metabolites revealed an uneven taxonomic distribution, with a few groups being responsible for the vast majority of these molecules.
Discorhabdin P, a new enzyme inhibitor from a deep-water Caribbean sponge of the genus Batzella.
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A new discorhabdin analogue has been isolated from a deep-water marine sponge of the genus Batzella and inhibited the phosphat enzyme activity of calcineurin and the peptidase activity of CPP32 and showed in vitro cytotoxicity against P-388 and A-549 cell lines.
Plant anticancer agents. XIX Constituents of Aquilaria malaccensis.
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The stem bark of the Thai tree Aquilaria malaccensis has afforded 1,3-dibehenyl-2-ferulyl glyceride, which is novel, and 12-O-n-deca- 2, 4, 6-trienoylphorbol-13-acetate, a cytotoxic compound which was elucidated by their spectral and chemical parameters.
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