Pityriacitrin – an ultraviolet-absorbing indole alkaloid from the yeast Malassezia furfur

@article{Mayser2002PityriacitrinA,
  title={Pityriacitrin – an ultraviolet-absorbing indole alkaloid from the yeast Malassezia furfur},
  author={P. Mayser and U. Schaefer and H. J. Kraemer and Bernhard Irlinger and W. Steglich},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={294},
  pages={131-134}
}
  • P. Mayser, U. Schaefer, +2 authors W. Steglich
  • Published 2002
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Archives of Dermatological Research
  • Abstract. As the main nitrogen source in Malassezia furfur, tryptophan induces the formation of fluorochromes and pigments, which make the yeast less sensitive to UV light. To detect a chemical UV filter, M. furfur (CBS 1878) was incubated at 30ºC for 14 days on a pigment-inducing medium and agar extracts were purified by column chromatography, preparative TLC and HPLC. Structural analysis of the pure metabolites was performed by mass spectroscopy and NMR. A yellow compound eluting from the… CONTINUE READING
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