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Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(5), 3091-3102;

Bioactive Metabolites from Mangrove Endophytic Fungus Aspergillus sp. 16-5B

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
School of Life Sciences and Biomedical Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, 135 Xin gang West Road, Guangzhou 510275, China
Key Laboratory of Functional Molecules from Oceanic Microorganism, Department of Education of Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
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Academic Editor: Vassilios Roussis
Received: 23 March 2015 / Revised: 27 April 2015 / Accepted: 27 April 2015 / Published: 19 May 2015
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Chemical investigation of the endophytic fungus Aspergillus sp. 16-5B cultured on Czapek’s medium led to the isolation of four new metabolites, aspergifuranone (1), isocoumarin derivatives (±) 2 and (±) 3, and (R)-3-demethylpurpurester A (4), together with the known purpurester B (5) and pestaphthalides A (6). Their structures were determined by analysis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. The absolute configuration of Compound 1 was determined by comparison of the experimental and calculated electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra, and that of Compound 4 was revealed by comparing its optical rotation data and CD with those of the literature. The structure of Compound 6 was further confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction experiment using CuKα radiation. All isolated compounds were evaluated for their α-glucosidase inhibitory activities, and Compound 1 showed significant inhibitory activity with IC50 value of 9.05 ± 0.60 μM. Kinetic analysis showed that Compound 1 was a noncompetitive inhibitor of α-glucosidase. Compounds 2 and 6 exhibited moderate inhibitory activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine fungi; Aspergillus sp.; α-glucosidase inhibitor; theoretical calculations; ECD; optical rotation marine fungi; Aspergillus sp.; α-glucosidase inhibitor; theoretical calculations; ECD; optical rotation

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Liu, Y.; Chen, S.; Liu, Z.; Lu, Y.; Xia, G.; Liu, H.; He, L.; She, Z. Bioactive Metabolites from Mangrove Endophytic Fungus Aspergillus sp. 16-5B. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13, 3091-3102.

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