Ulleungamides A and B, Modified α,β-Dehydropipecolic Acid Containing Cyclic Depsipeptides from Streptomyces sp. KCB13F003

Two novel cyclic depsipeptides, ulleungamides A (1) and B (2), were isolated from cultures of terrestrial Streptomyces sp. Their structures were determined by analyses of spectroscopic data and various chemical transformations, including modified Mosher’s method, advanced Marfey’s method, PGME, GITC derivatizations, and Snatzke’s method. Ulleungamides were determined to be a new class of peptides bearing unprecedented units, such as 5-hydroxy-6-methyl-2,3-dehydropipecolic acid, 4,5-dihydroxy-6-methyl-2,3-dehydropipecolic acid, and amino-linked 2-isopropylsuccinic acid. Ulleungamide A displayed growth inhibitory activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella typhimurium without cytotoxicity.