Ophiobolin-Type Sesterterpenoids from the Mangrove Endophytic Fungus Aspergillus sp. ZJ-68.
J Nat Prod. 2019 Jul 31;:
Authors: Cai R, Jiang H, Mo Y, Guo H, Li C, Long Y, Zang Z, She Z
Eleven new ophiobolin-type sesterterpenoids, asperophiobolins A-K (1-11), along with 12 known analogues (12-23) were isolated from the cultures of the mangrove endophytic fungus Aspergillus sp. ZJ-68. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated through spectroscopic analyses, and their absolute configurations were assigned by a combination of Mo2(AcO)4-induced electronic circular dichroism spectra and quantum chemical calculations. Asperophiobolins A-D (1-4) represent the first examples possessing a five-membered lactam unit between C-5 and C-21 in ophiobolin derivatives. In the bioactivity assays, compounds 8-10 and 14-17 exhibited inhibitory effects on lipopolysaccharide-induced nitric oxide production in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells with IC50 values ranging from 9.6 to 25 μM, and compound 8 was found to show comparable inhibition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein tyrosine phosphatase B with an IC50 value of 19 μM.
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