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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(5), 1037-1043; doi:10.3390/md10051037

Antibacterial Secondary Metabolites from the Cave Sponge Xestospongia sp.

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Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, USA
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Received: 5 March 2012 / Revised: 24 April 2012 / Accepted: 1 May 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Anti-infective Agents)
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Chemical investigation of the cave sponge Xestospongia sp. resulted in the isolation of three new polyacetylenic long chain compounds along with two known metabolites. The structures of the new metabolites were established by NMR and MS analyses. The antibacterial activity of the new metabolites was also evaluated.
Keywords: Xestospongia; polyacetylenes; antibacterial activity Xestospongia; polyacetylenes; antibacterial activity
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