Kohamamides A, B, and C, Cyclic Depsipeptides from an Okeania sp. Marine Cyanobacterium

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Kohamamides A, B, and C (1-3), new cyclic depsipeptides that belong to the kulolide superfamily, were isolated from an Okeania sp. marine cyanobacterium. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analyses and degradation reactions. Kohamamide B (2) exhibited moderate cytotoxicity against HL60 cells. Although many natural products in the kulolide superfamily have been isolated from cyanobacteria collected in various parts of the world, kohamamides 1-3 are the first members to be isolated from the East Asian marine environment. In addition, unlike other members of this superfamily, kohamamides 1-3 contain a Leu residue adjacent to the Pro residue, rather than another lipophilic amino acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1948-1952
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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