1983 Volume 36 Issue 6 Pages 646-650
The structures of new antifungal antibiotics, leptomycins A and B produced by Streptomyces sp. ATS1287 were determined as described below (Fig. 1) on the basis of their spectral and chemical character. Leptomycins have unique structures which belong to the unsaturated, branched-chain fatty acids with δ-lactone rings at the end.