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Correction published on 31 January 2002, see Molecules 2003, 8(8), 607.

Article of Molecules 2003, 8(8), 607.

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Molecules 2002, 7(1), 1-6; doi:10.3390/70100001-rev

Natural Products from Three Nudibranchs: Nembrotha kubaryana, Hypselodoris infucata and Chromodoris petechialis

Department of Chemistry, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI, 96822, USA
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Received: 26 October 2001 / Revised: 10 November 2001 / Accepted: 12 November 2001 / Published: 31 January 2002
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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 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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