Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(6), 1157-1165; doi:10.3390/md9061157
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Zorrimidazolone, a Bioactive Alkaloid from the Non-Indigenous Mediterranean Stolidobranch Polyandrocarpa zorritensis

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Received: 6 May 2011; in revised form: 31 May 2011 / Accepted: 16 June 2011 / Published: 23 June 2011
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Abstract: Chemical analysis of the Mediterranean ascidian Polyandrocarpa zorritensis (Van Name 1931) resulted in the isolation of a series of molecules including two monoindole alkaloids, 3-indolylglyoxylic acid (3) and its methyl ester (4), 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylglyoxylic acid methyl ester (1) and a new alkaloid we named zorrimidazolone (2). The structure of the novel compound 2 has been elucidated by spectroscopic analysis and bioactivity of all compounds has been investigated. Zorrimidazolone (2) showed a modest cytotoxic activity against C6 rat glioma cell line.
Keywords: ascidians; natural products; alkaloids; bioactive molecules; cytotoxic activity
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Aiello, A.; Fattorusso, E.; Imperatore, C.; Irace, C.; Luciano, P.; Menna, M.; Santamaria, R.; Vitalone, R. Zorrimidazolone, a Bioactive Alkaloid from the Non-Indigenous Mediterranean Stolidobranch Polyandrocarpa zorritensis. Mar. Drugs 2011, 9, 1157-1165.

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Aiello A, Fattorusso E, Imperatore C, Irace C, Luciano P, Menna M, Santamaria R, Vitalone R. Zorrimidazolone, a Bioactive Alkaloid from the Non-Indigenous Mediterranean Stolidobranch Polyandrocarpa zorritensis. Marine Drugs. 2011; 9(6):1157-1165.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Aiello, Anna; Fattorusso, Ernesto; Imperatore, Concetta; Irace, Carlo; Luciano, Paolo; Menna, Marialuisa; Santamaria, Rita; Vitalone, Rocco. 2011. "Zorrimidazolone, a Bioactive Alkaloid from the Non-Indigenous Mediterranean Stolidobranch Polyandrocarpa zorritensis." Mar. Drugs 9, no. 6: 1157-1165.


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