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Molecules 2017, 22(3), 393;

New Marine Sterols from a Gorgonian Pinnigorgia sp.

National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
Doctoral Degree Program in Marine Biotechnology, National Sun Yat-sen University & Academia Sinica, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
Greenhouse Systems Technology Center, Central Region Campus, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Nantou 540, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, College of Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine Research Team, Healthy Aging Research Center, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Research Center for Chinese Herbal Medicine, Research Center for Food and Cosmetic Safety, and Graduate Institute of Health Industry Technology, College of Human Ecology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Department of Anesthesiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
School of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Chinese Medicine Research and Development Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Marine Biology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 19 January 2017 / Revised: 27 February 2017 / Accepted: 28 February 2017 / Published: 3 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
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Continuous chemical investigation of the gorgonian coral Pinnigorgia sp. resulted in the isolation of two new sterols, 5α,6α-epoxy-(22E,24R)-3β,11-dihydroxy-9,11-secoergosta-7-en-9-one (1) and (22R)-acetoxy-(24ξ)-ergosta-5-en-3β,25-diol (2). The structures of sterols 1 and 2 were elucidated using spectroscopic methods. Sterol 1 displayed inhibitory effects on the generation of superoxide anions and the release of elastase by human neutrophils with IC50 values of 8.65 and 5.86 μM, respectively. The structure of a known metabolite, pubinernoid A (3), is revised as (+)-loliolide (4). View Full-Text
Keywords: gorgonian; Pinnigorgia; anti-inflammatory; superoxide anion; elastase; pubinernoid A; loliolide gorgonian; Pinnigorgia; anti-inflammatory; superoxide anion; elastase; pubinernoid A; loliolide

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Chang, Y.-C.; Hwang, T.-L.; Chao, C.-H.; Sung, P.-J. New Marine Sterols from a Gorgonian Pinnigorgia sp.. Molecules 2017, 22, 393.

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