Zuntian Zhao

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Six novel phototoxins, phaeosphaerins A-F, together with six known perylenequinones were isolated from an endolichenic fungus Phaeosphaeria sp. Their structures were determined unequivocally on the basis of comprehensive analysis of MS and NMR data as well as electronic circular dichroism calculations. These toxins kill cancer cells in vitro with(More)
Lipid droplets (LDs) act as intracellular storage organelles in most types of cells and are principally involved in energy homeostasis and lipid metabolism. However, the role of LDs in resistance to toxins in fungi remains largely unknown. Here, we show that the trapping of endogenous toxins by LDs is a self-resistance mechanism in the toxin producer, while(More)
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