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Penicillipyrones A (1) and B (2), two novel meroterpenoids, were isolated from the marine-derived fungus Penicillium sp. On the basis of the results of combined spectroscopic analyses, these compounds were structurally elucidated to be sesquiterpene γ-pyrones from a new skeletal class derived from a unique linkage pattern between the drimane sesquiterpene(More)
Desirable morphological traits in rice plants, such as shorter stalks and erect leaves, are being pursued in breeding programs. Rice brassinosteroid (BR)-deficient mutants display the phenotype of reduced heights and erect lamina. Therefore, biotechnology can be used for controlled deactivation of bioactive BRs in specific tissues. Here, we isolated a gene(More)
Herqueiazole (1), herqueioxazole (2), and herqueidiketal (3), polyaromatic metabolites with a novel skeletal class, were isolated from the marine-derived fungus Penicillium sp. Based on the combined spectroscopic analyses, the structures of 1 and 2 were determined to be the first examples of pyrrole- and oxazole-containing phenalenone compounds,(More)
Na(+)/K(+)-adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) inhibitors have considerable therapeutic potential against some heart diseases like congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. Through bioassay-guided separation of the leaf extract of Laurus nobilis, six acylated kaempferol glycosides (compounds 1-6) were isolated. Their structures were determined on the(More)
Guided by the inhibitory activities of indole-containing natural products against isocitrate lyase (ICL) from Candida albicans and sortase A (SrtA) from Staphylococcus aureus, a series of compounds structurally analogous to natural products were synthesized. Eight SrtA inhibitors and an ICL inhibitor having higher activities than the natural products were(More)
Oxazole-containing macrolides (1-5) isolated from the marine sponge Chondrosia corticata were evaluated for their actin depolymerizing activities by monitoring fluorescent intensity of pyrene F-actin. These studies led to the identification of (19Z)-halichondramide (5) as a new actin depolymerizing agent. The actin depolymerizing activity by(More)
Terrelumamides A (1) and B (2), two new lumazine-containing peptides, were isolated from the culture broth of the marine-derived fungus Aspergillus terreus. From the results of combined spectroscopic and chemical analyses, the structures of these compounds were determined to be linear assemblies of 1-methyllumazine-6-carboxylic acid, an amino acid residue(More)
Many factors regulate the expression of specialised secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters, which have been recognised as important for the discovery of novel microbial natural products. A cosmid library based on genomic DNA of the marine-derived Streptomyces puniceus Act1085 was constructed and screened to identify a short gene cluster similar to(More)
Chemical investigation of a halophilic actinomycete strain belonging to the genus Nocardiopsis inhabiting a hypersaline saltern led to the discovery of new 18-membered macrolides with nitrile functionality, borrelidins C-E (1-3), along with a previously reported borrelidin (4). The planar structures of borrelidins C-E, which are new members of the rare(More)
Seven flavonoids were isolated from Spatholobus suberectus via repetitive column chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography. The chemical structures of these compounds were identified by spectroscopic analysis and comparison with values reported in the literature. Among the flavonoids tested, 7-hydroxy-6-methoxyflavanone (1) and formononetin(More)