In the course of screening for a new type of androgen receptor (AR) antagonist, we isolated a novel compound, arabilin, with two structural isomers, spectinabilin and SNF4435C, produced by Streptomyces sp. MK756-CF1. Structure elucidation on the basis of the spectroscopic properties showed that arabilin is a novel polypropionate-derived metabolite with a p-nitrophenyl group and a substituted γ-pyrone ring. Arabilin competitively blocked the binding of androgen to the ligand-binding domain of AR in vitro. In addition, arabilin inhibited androgen-induced prostate-specific antigen mRNA expression in prostate cancer LNCaP cells.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Antibiotics|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Oct|
- Androgen antagonist
- prostate cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery