Diketopiperazine-Type Alkaloids from a Deep-Sea-Derived Aspergillus puniceus Fungus and Their Effects on Liver X Receptor α.

Diketopiperazine-Type Alkaloids from a Deep-Sea-Derived Aspergillus puniceus Fungus and Their Effects on Liver X Receptor α.

J Nat Prod. 2019 May 16;:

Authors: Liang X, Zhang X, Lu X, Zheng Z, Ma X, Qi S

Abstract
Eight new diketopiperazine-type alkaloids including four oxepin-containing diketopiperazine-type alkaloids, oxepinamides H-K (1-4), and four 4-quinazolinone alkaloids, puniceloids A-D (5-8), together with two known analogues (9 and 10), were isolated from the culture broth extracts of the deep-sea-derived fungus Aspergillus puniceus SCSIO z021. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analyses, and their absolute configurations were determined by Marfey’s method along with comparison of their specific rotations and ECD spectra. The absolute configurations of 4 and 5 were further confirmed by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Compounds 1-8 showed significant transcriptional activation of liver X receptor α with EC50 values of 1.7-50 μM, and 7 and 8 were the most potent agonists.

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