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WS79089A, B and C, which are novel endothelin converting enzyme (ECE) inhibitors have been isolated from the fermentation broth of Streptosporangium roseum No. 79089. These inhibitors were purified from an acetone extract of whole culture broth followed by Silicar CC-4 column chromatography and HPLC. WS79089A, B and C showed highly selective ECE inhibition… (More)
We show that selection of drug-resistant bacterial mutants allows the discovery of antibacterial compounds. Mutant strains of a soil-isolated Streptomyces species that does not produce antibacterials synthesize a previously unknown class of antibacterial, which we name piperidamycin. Overall, 6% of non-Streptomyces actinomycetes species and 43% of… (More)
WF11899A, B and C, novel antifungal lipopeptide antibiotics were isolated from the culture broth of Coleophoma empetri F-11899. These compounds belong to the echinocandin type of lipopeptides. Of these compounds, WF11899A showed good solubility in water. These three antibiotics possess potent in vitro antifungal activities against Candida spp.
In the course of screening for antifungal antibiotics, we have discovered a novel series of lipopeptide compounds structurally related to, but highly superior to, echinocandin B in terms of their water solubility due to the presence of a sulfate residue. These compounds, WF11899s, WF738s, WF14573s, WF16616 and WF22210, and their derivatives have diversity… (More)
Swainsonine isolated from Metarhizium sp., was found to enhance the activities of the mouse immune system in vitro. Concanavalin A stimulated lymphocyte proliferation and proliferative response in mixed lymphocytes culture, which were suppressed by immunosuppressive factor obtained from serum of sarcoma 180 tumor bearing mouse, were restored to normal… (More)
WS79089B a highly specific endothelin converting enzyme (ECE) inhibitor has been isolated from the fermentation broth of Streptosporangium roseum No. 79089. WS79089B showed highly selective ECE inhibition activity with IC50 value of 0.14 microM and behaved as a competitive inhibitor of ECE, with Ki values of 8.9 x 10(-8) M. The sodium salt of WS79089B… (More)
The structures of WS75624 A and B, novel endothelin converting enzyme inhibitors, were determined to be 1 and 2A, respectively, by a combination of chemical evidence and a series of 2D NMR spectral analyses.
Streptomyces griseoflavus, a bicozamycin-producing wild type strain and its high-producing one derived from it by multiple (greater than 15) mutagenic treatments, were analyzed physiologically and biochemically. The high-producing strain was characterized by: (1) An increased pool size of amino acids including leucine and isoleucine, precursors for… (More)
A novel antifungal antibiotic, chryscandin was found in the culture broth of a strain of fungi. The producing organism was subsequently identified as Chrysosporium pannorum. The antibiotic obtained as colorless needle crystals (C20H23N7O6, MW 457) is active against Candida albicans and Gram-positive bacteria, but it is ineffective against filamentous fungi… (More)
FR225659 and four related compounds are novel gluconeogenesis inhibitors that consist of a novel acyl-group and three abnormal amino acids. They were isolated from the culture broth of Helicomyces sp. No. 19353 and can be purified by absorptive resin and reverse-phase column chromatography. They are potent inhibitors of gluconeogenesis in primary cultured… (More)