Asperbenzophenone A and Versicolamide C, New Fungal Metabolites from the Soft Coral Derived Aspergillus sp. SCSIO 41036

Chem Biodivers. 2022 Feb 22:e202100925. doi: 10.1002/cbdv.202100925. Online ahead of print.


Two new compounds, asperbenzophenone A (1) and versicolamide C (5), together with fifteen known compounds were isolated from a soft coral derived fungus Aspergillus sp. SCSIO 41036. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods, ECD analysis, and by a comparison with data from the literature. In bioassay, compound 8 showed significant inhibitory activity against lipopolysaccharide-inducted nitric oxide (NO) in RAW264.7 cells at the concentration of 10 μM. Additionally, the anti-acetylcholinesterase activity assay showed that 14 exhibited weak inhibition with an IC50 value of 157.8 μM.

PMID:35194907 | DOI:10.1002/cbdv.202100925

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