Next Article in Journal
Total Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationship of Glycoglycerolipids from Marine Organisms
Next Article in Special Issue
Defensive Metabolites from Antarctic Invertebrates: Does Energetic Content Interfere with Feeding Repellence?
Previous Article in Journal
Link between Domoic Acid Production and Cell Physiology after Exchange of Bacterial Communities between Toxic Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries and Non-Toxic Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima
Previous Article in Special Issue
Conotoxins Targeting Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors: An Overview
Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(6), 3608-3633; doi:10.3390/md12063608
Review

Quinone and Hydroquinone Metabolites from the Ascidians of the Genus Aplidium

,
,
,
,
,
 and
*
Center for Research in Exact and Technological Sciences, University of Franca, Avenue Doutor Armando Salles Oliveira, 201, Franca, São Paulo 14404-600, Brazil
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 April 2014 / Revised: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 4 June 2014 / Published: 12 June 2014
(This article belongs to the collection Bioactive Compounds from Marine Invertebrates)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [2024 KB, uploaded 24 February 2015]   |  

Abstract

Ascidians of the genus Aplidium are recognized as an important source of chemical diversity and bioactive natural products. Among the compounds produced by this genus are non-nitrogenous metabolites, mainly prenylated quinones and hydroquinones. This review discusses the isolation, structural elucidation, and biological activities of quinones, hydroquinones, rossinones, longithorones, longithorols, floresolides, scabellones, conicaquinones, aplidinones, thiaplidiaquinones, and conithiaquinones. A compilation of the 13C-NMR spectral data of these compounds is also presented.
Keywords: ascidian secondary metabolites; structure elucidation; bioactivity; 13C-NMR spectral data; quinones; hydroquinones ascidian secondary metabolites; structure elucidation; bioactivity; 13C-NMR spectral data; quinones; hydroquinones
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote |
RIS
MDPI and ACS Style

Bertanha, C.S.; Januário, A.H.; Alvarenga, T.A.; Pimenta, L.P.; Silva, M.L.A.; Cunha, W.R.; Pauletti, P.M. Quinone and Hydroquinone Metabolites from the Ascidians of the Genus Aplidium. Mar. Drugs 2014, 12, 3608-3633.

View more citation formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here

Comments

[Return to top]
Mar. Drugs EISSN 1660-3397 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert