Luminacins: a family of capillary tube formation inhibitors from Streptomyces sp. I. Taxomony, fermentation, isolation, physico-chemical properties and structure elucidation.


A new family of capillary tube formation inhibitors, designated luminacins, has been discovered in the fermentation broth of a soil bacterium. The strain was identified as Streptomyces sp. Mer-VD1207 from taxonomic studies. By means of a series of chromatographic procedures, fourteen structurally related components, luminacins A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D, E1… (More)