Alkynyl-Containing Peptides of Marine Origin: A Review
AbstractSince the 1990s, a number of terminal alkynyl residue-containing cyclic/acyclic peptides have been identified from marine organisms, especially cyanobacteria and marine mollusks. This review has presented 66 peptides, which covers over 90% marine peptides with terminal alkynyl fatty acyl units. In fact, more than 90% of these peptides described in the literature are of cyanobacterial origin. Interestingly, all the linear peptides featured with terminal alkyne were solely discovered from marine cyanobacteria. The objective of this article is to provide an overview on the types, structural characterization of these unusual terminal alkynyl fatty acyl units, as well as the sources and biological functions of their composed peptides. Many of these peptides have a variety of biological activities, including antitumor, antibacterial, antimalarial, etc. Further, we have also discussed the evident biosynthetic origin responsible for formation of terminal alkynes of natural PKS (polyketide synthase)/NRPS (nonribosome peptide synthetase) hybrids. View Full-Text
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Chai, Q.-Y.; Yang, Z.; Lin, H.-W.; Han, B.-N. Alkynyl-Containing Peptides of Marine Origin: A Review. Mar. Drugs 2016, 14, 216.
Chai Q-Y, Yang Z, Lin H-W, Han B-N. Alkynyl-Containing Peptides of Marine Origin: A Review. Marine Drugs. 2016; 14(11):216.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chai, Qiu-Ye; Yang, Zhen; Lin, Hou-Wen; Han, Bing-Nan. 2016. "Alkynyl-Containing Peptides of Marine Origin: A Review." Mar. Drugs 14, no. 11: 216.
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