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Mar. Drugs 2016, 14(10), 189;

Three New Cytotoxic Polyhydroxysteroidal Glycosides from Starfish Craspidaster hesperus

School of Medicine, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China
College of Food Science and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, 999 Huchenghuan Road, Shanghai 201306, China
Ocean College, Zhejiang University, 1 Zheda Road, Zhoushan 316021, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Kirsten Benkendorff
Received: 14 August 2016 / Revised: 9 October 2016 / Accepted: 11 October 2016 / Published: 19 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Bioactive Compounds from Marine Invertebrates)
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Three new polyhydroxysteroidal glycosides, hesperuside A (1), B (2), and C (3), as well as a known novaeguinoside A (4), were isolated from the ethanol extract of starfish Craspidaster hesperus collected from the South China Sea. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic methods and chemical evidence. The compounds 13 present unprecedented carbohydrate chain 3-O-methyl-β-d-galactopyranose, which differ from each other in the side chains. These compounds exhibited cytotoxicity against human tumor cells BEL-7402, MOLT-4, and A-549 in vitro. View Full-Text
Keywords: starfish Craspidaster hesperus; polyhydroxysteroidal glycoside; cytotoxicity; tumor starfish Craspidaster hesperus; polyhydroxysteroidal glycoside; cytotoxicity; tumor

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Kang, J.-X.; Kang, Y.-F.; Han, H. Three New Cytotoxic Polyhydroxysteroidal Glycosides from Starfish Craspidaster hesperus. Mar. Drugs 2016, 14, 189.

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