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Sequoiamonascins A−D: Novel Anticancer Metabolites Isolated from a Redwood Endophyte

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posted on 2003-05-20, 00:00 authored by Donald B. Stierle, Andrea A. Stierle, Timothy Bugni
Aspergillus parasiticus, a fungal isolate from the bark of a redwood tree (Sequoia sempervirens), has been shown to produce the antitumor metabolites sequoiatones A and B and more recently the sequoiatones C−F. We have also isolated another series of compounds with a new carbon skeleton, the sequoiamonascins. The structures of sequoiamonascins A−D were deduced by interpretation of their spectral data and that of some reaction products. The sequoiamonascins were isolated by brine shrimp lethality-guided fractionation and were submitted to the NCI for anticancer evaluation.