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Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(7), 4296-4309; doi:10.3390/md13074296

New Scalarane Sesterterpenoids from the Formosan Sponge Ircinia felix

Graduate Institute of Marine Biology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
Department of Pharmacy & Graduate Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Tajen University, Pingtung 907, Taiwan
Department of Sport, Health and Leisure, Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan
School of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Chinese Medicine Research and Development Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Center for Molecular Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources, Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Anake Kijjoa
Received: 4 June 2015 / Revised: 7 July 2015 / Accepted: 8 July 2015 / Published: 14 July 2015
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Five new scalarane sesterterpenoids, felixins A–E (15), were isolated from the Formosan sponge Ircinia felix. The structures of scalaranes 15 were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analysis. Cytotoxicity of scalaranes 15 against the proliferation of a limited panel of tumor cell lines was evaluated. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ircinia felix; sponge; scalarane; sesterterpenoid; cytotoxicity Ircinia felix; sponge; scalarane; sesterterpenoid; cytotoxicity

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Lai, Y.-Y.; Lu, M.-C.; Wang, L.-H.; Chen, J.-J.; Fang, L.-S.; Wu, Y.-C.; Sung, P.-J. New Scalarane Sesterterpenoids from the Formosan Sponge Ircinia felix. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13, 4296-4309.

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