Molecules 2002, 7(1), 1-6; doi:10.3390/70100001-rev
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Natural Products from Three Nudibranchs: Nembrotha kubaryana, Hypselodoris infucata and Chromodoris petechialis

1 Department of Chemistry, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI, 96822, USA
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Received: 26 October 2001; in revised form: 10 November 2001 / Accepted: 12 November 2001 / Published: 31 January 2002
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Abstract: Nudibranchs are shell-less molluscs that are often brightly colored and seemingly defenseless against predation. However, these beautiful animals usually contain large amounts of diet-derived natural products that help defend them against predation. We have isolated a blue tetrapyrrole from Nembrotha kubaryana, the known nakafuran-8 and -9 from Hypselodoris infucata and spongiane-16-one from Chromodoris petechialis. These compounds have previously been found in other marine organisms, thus supporting a link between diet and natural products in the nudibranchs.
Keywords: Tetrapyrrole; spongiane; nakafuran; marine natural products

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Karuso, P.; Scheuer, P.J. Natural Products from Three Nudibranchs: Nembrotha kubaryana, Hypselodoris infucata and Chromodoris petechialis. Molecules 2002, 7, 1-6.

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Karuso P, Scheuer PJ. Natural Products from Three Nudibranchs: Nembrotha kubaryana, Hypselodoris infucata and Chromodoris petechialis. Molecules. 2002; 7(1):1-6.

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Karuso, Peter; Scheuer, Paul J. 2002. "Natural Products from Three Nudibranchs: Nembrotha kubaryana, Hypselodoris infucata and Chromodoris petechialis." Molecules 7, no. 1: 1-6.

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