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Molecules 2008, 13(4), 772-778; doi:10.3390/molecules13040772

Marine Bifunctional Sphingolipids from the Sponge Oceanapia ramsayi

1, 1, 2, 1, 3 and 1,*
1 UMR CNRS 6263, Equipe Phytochimie, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille, Université Paul Cézanne, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Saint-Jérôme, Avenue Escadrille Normandie Niémen, Case 461, Marseille cedex 20, France 2 Laboratoire de Chimie des Substances Naturelles et des Sciences des Aliments, Faculté des Sciences, Université de la Réunion, 15 Avenue René Cassin, B.P. 7151, 97715, Saint-Denis, Cedex 9, Ile de la Réunion 3 Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS UMR 6540 DIMAR, Station Marine d’Endoume, 13007 Marseille, France
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Received: 6 February 2008 / Revised: 31 March 2008 / Accepted: 31 March 2008 / Published: 1 April 2008
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During the course of our continuing studies on marine natural lipid products,two known sphingolipids have been isolated for the first time from a specimen of themarine sponge Oceanapia ramsayi collected at Itampolo on the west coast of Madagascarin the Indian Ocean. The structures were elucidated using NMR data and by comparisonwith literature data. The occurrence of these sphingolipids within other Oceanapia spp. isdiscussed.
Keywords: Oceanapia ramsayi; Demospongiae; sphingolipids; rhizochalin. Oceanapia ramsayi; Demospongiae; sphingolipids; rhizochalin.
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Bensemhoun, J.; Bombarda, I.; Aknin, M.; Faure, R.; Vacelet, J.; Gaydou, E.M. Marine Bifunctional Sphingolipids from the Sponge Oceanapia ramsayi. Molecules 2008, 13, 772-778.

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