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Essential oils of Nepeta parnassica, collected at different developmental stages, were analyzed by means of GC/MS. From the fifty-five identified constituents in samples A and B, representing 94.8% and 98.7% of the oils respectively, 4a(alpha),7alpha,7alpha(beta)-nepetalactone (22.0%), 1,8-cineole (21.1%), alpha-pinene (9.5%) and(More)
Two new piperidine amides, N-[(2E,4E,8Z)-tetradecatrienoyl]piperidine (1) and N-[(2E,4E,8Z,11Z)-tetradecatetrenoyl]piperidine (2), along with the known metabolites N-[(2E,4E)-tetradecadienoyl]piperidine (3), N-isobutyl-(2E,4E,)-tetradecadienamide (4), N-isobutyl-(2E,4E,8Z)-tetradecatrienamide (5), N-isobutyl-(2E,4E,8Z,11Z)-tetradecatetraenamide (6),(More)
The sesquiterpene hydroquinone avarol (1) was isolated from the marine sponge Dysidea avara, whereas the corresponding quinone, avarone (2), was obtained by oxidation of avarol, and the significantly more lipophilic compounds [3'-(p-chloro-phenyl)avarone (3), 3',4'-ethylenedithioavarone (4), 4'-isopropylthioavarone (5), 4'-tert-butylthioavarone (6),(More)
One of the most promising alternative technologies to antifouling paints based on heavy metals is the development of coatings whose active ingredients are compounds naturally occurring in marine organisms. This approach is based on the problem of epibiosis faced by all marine organisms and the fact that a great number of them cope with it successfully. The(More)
Terpenes have numerous applications, ranging from pharmaceuticals to fragrances and biofuels. With increasing interest in producing terpenes sustainably and economically, there has been significant progress in recent years in developing methods for their production in microorganisms. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, production of the 20-carbon diterpenes has so(More)
Nineteen secondary metabolites of the brown alga Dictyota dichotoma (Huds.) Lam. and fifteen metabolites of the brown alga D. linearis (Ag.) Grev. were isolated and their chemical structures were elucidated on the basis of their NMR and mass spectral data. The diterpenes isopachydictyolal (1) from D. dichotoma and 4alpha-acetyldictyodial (2) from D.(More)
Sixteen secondary metabolites of the green alga Caulerpa prolifera have been isolated, and their chemical structures elucidated by analysis of their spectroscopic data. Two groups of metabolites have been established, with either a 1,2-dihydro- (2a-2i) or a 1,2,3,3'-tetrahydro-2,3-didehydro (3a-3f) caulerpenyne carbon backbone. The terminal vinyl acetoxy(More)
The feeding behaviour of the pine processionary (PPC) caterpillar Thaumetopoea pityocampa Den. and Schiff. (Lepidoptera, Thaumetopoeidae) in L3-L4 stages was explored by means of laboratory arena feeding trials and natural substrates. In the bioassays, volatile extracts of 15 pine species, 8 of which are naturally growing in Greece, were incorporated. An(More)
Terpenes are a large class of natural products, many of which are used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or biofuels. However, terpene's industrial application is frequently hindered by limited availability of natural sources or low yields of chemical synthesis. In this report, we developed a modular platform based on standardized and exchangeable parts to(More)
In this study, we screened compounds with skin whitening properties and favorable safety profiles from a series of marine related natural products, which were isolated from Formosan soft coral Cladiella australis. Our results indicated that 4-(phenylsulfanyl)butan-2-one could successfully inhibit pigment generation processes in mushroom tyrosinase platform(More)