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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(6), 1288-1296; doi:10.3390/md10061288
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New 19-Oxygenated Steroids from the Soft Coral Nephthea chabrolii

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1 Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan 2 Department of Microbiology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan 3 Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
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Received: 3 May 2012 / Revised: 30 May 2012 / Accepted: 30 May 2012 / Published: 6 June 2012
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Abstract

In order to search for novel bioactive substances from marine organisms, we investigated the acetone extract of the soft coral Nephthea chabrolii collected at San-Hsian-Tai, Taitong County, Taiwan. From this extract three new 19-oxygenated steroids, nebrosteroids N–P (13) were isolated. The structures of these compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses.
Keywords: Nephthea chabrolii; 19-oxygenated steroids; cytotoxicity; anti-HCMV Nephthea chabrolii; 19-oxygenated steroids; cytotoxicity; anti-HCMV
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Wang, S.-K.; Puu, S.-Y.; Duh, C.-Y. New 19-Oxygenated Steroids from the Soft Coral Nephthea chabrolii. Mar. Drugs 2012, 10, 1288-1296.

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