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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(4), 1977-1986; doi:10.3390/md12041977
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New Terpenes from the Egyptian Soft Coral Sarcophyton ehrenbergi

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Received: 31 December 2013 / Revised: 11 March 2014 / Accepted: 14 March 2014 / Published: 2 April 2014
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Abstract

Chemical investigations of the Egyptian soft coral Sarcophyton ehrenbergi have led to the isolation of compounds 13 as well as the previously reported marine cembranoid diterpene sarcophine (4). Structures were elucidated by comprehensive NMR and HRMS experimentation. Isolated compounds were in vitro assayed for cytotoxic activity against human hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) and breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7) cell lines.
Keywords: Sarcophyton ehrenbergi; soft coral; terpenes; cembranoids; sesquiterpenes; cytotoxic activity Sarcophyton ehrenbergi; soft coral; terpenes; cembranoids; sesquiterpenes; cytotoxic activity
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Elkhateeb, A.; El-Beih, A.A.; Gamal-Eldeen, A.M.; Alhammady, M.A.; Ohta, S.; Paré, P.W.; Hegazy, M.-E.F. New Terpenes from the Egyptian Soft Coral Sarcophyton ehrenbergi. Mar. Drugs 2014, 12, 1977-1986.

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