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Molecules 2012, 17(11), 12642-12650; doi:10.3390/molecules171112642

New Bioactive Alkyl Sulfates from Mediterranean Tunicates

Received: 29 September 2012 / Revised: 22 October 2012 / Accepted: 23 October 2012 / Published: 26 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Metabolites)
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Chemical investigation of two species of marine ascidians, Aplidium elegans and Ciona edwardsii, collected in Mediterranean area, led to isolation of a series of alkyl sulfates (compounds 15) including three new molecules 13. Structures of the new metabolites have been elucidated by spectroscopic analysis. Based on previously reported cytotoxic activity of these type of molecules, compounds 13 have been tested for their effects on the growth of two cell lines, J774A.1 (BALB/c murine macrophages) and C6 (rat glioma) in vitro. Compounds 1 and 2 induced selective concentration-dependent mortality on J774A.1 cells.
Keywords: natural products; alkyl sulfate; cytotoxic activity; structure elucidation; ascidians natural products; alkyl sulfate; cytotoxic activity; structure elucidation; ascidians
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Imperatore, C.; Aiello, A.; D'Aniello, F.; Luciano, P.; Vitalone, R.; Meli, R.; Raso, G.M.; Menna, M. New Bioactive Alkyl Sulfates from Mediterranean Tunicates. Molecules 2012, 17, 12642-12650.

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