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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(4), 1430-1444; doi:10.3390/ijms10041430
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Occurence and Bioactivities of Funicone-Related Compounds

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1 Council for Research and Experimentation in Agriculture, C.A.T. Research Unit / Via Vitiello 108, Scafati 84018, Italy 2 Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, National Research Council / Via Campi Flegrei 34, Pozzuoli 80078, Italy
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Received: 22 January 2009 / Revised: 23 March 2009 / Accepted: 26 March 2009 / Published: 30 March 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Single Molecules)
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Abstract

Studies on production of secondary metabolites by fungi have received a substantial boost lately, particularly with reference to applications of their biological properties in human medicine. Funicones represent a series of related compounds for which there is accumulating evidence supporting their possible use as pharmaceuticals. This paper provides a review on the current status of knowledge on these fungal extrolites, with special reference to aspects concerning their molecular structures and biological activities.
Keywords: Biological activity; chemotaxonomy; fungal extrolites; funicones; Penicillium Biological activity; chemotaxonomy; fungal extrolites; funicones; Penicillium
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Nicoletti, R.; Manzo, E.; Ciavatta, M.L. Occurence and Bioactivities of Funicone-Related Compounds. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 1430-1444.

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