Identification and bioactivity of compounds from the fungus Penicillium sp. CYE-87 isolated from a marine tunicate

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© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI. In the course of our continuous interest in identifying bioactive compounds from marine microbes, we have investigated a tunicate-derived fungus, Penicillium sp. CYE-87. A new compound with the 1,4-diazepane skeleton, terretrione D (2), together with the known compounds, methyl-2-([2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]carbamoyl)acetate ( 1), tryptamine (3), indole-3-carbaldehyde (4), 3,6-diisobutylpyrazin-2(1H)-one (5) and terretrione C (6), were isolated from Penicillium sp. CYE-87. The structures of the isolated compounds were established by spectral analysis, including 1D (<sup>1</sup>H, <sup>13</sup>C) and 2D (COSY, multiplicity edited-HSQC and HMBC) NMR and HRESIMS, as well as comparison of their NMR data with those in the literature. The compounds were evaluated for their antimigratory activity against the human breast cancer cell line (MDA-MB-231) and their antiproliferation activity against HeLa cells. Compounds 2 and 6 showed significant antimigratory activity against MDA-MB-231, as well as antifungal activity against C. albicans.

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Shaala, L. A., & Youssef, D. T. A. (2015). Identification and bioactivity of compounds from the fungus Penicillium sp. CYE-87 isolated from a marine tunicate. Marine Drugs, 13(4), 1698–1709. https://doi.org/10.3390/md13041698

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