New 4-methylated and 19-oxygenated steroids from the Formosan soft coral Nephthea erecta.

@article{Cheng2007New4A,
  title={New 4-methylated and 19-oxygenated steroids from the Formosan soft coral Nephthea erecta.},
  author={S Y Cheng and Chang-feng Dai and C C Duh},
  journal={Steroids},
  year={2007},
  volume={72 8},
  pages={653-9}
}
Two new 4-methylated steroids, erectasteroids A and B (1 and 2), six new 19-oxygenated steroids, erectasteroids C-H (3-8) and two known 19-oxygenated steroids (9 and 10) were isolated from the acetone solubles of the Formosan soft coral Nephthea erecta. The structures were elucidated by extensive NMR spectroscopic analysis and their cytotoxicity against selected cancer cells was measured in vitro.