Mycestericins A, B, C, D and E were isolated from the culture broth of Mycelia sterilia ATCC 20349 along with thermozymocidin (= myriocin). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic studies and chemical evidence. The acetate of mycestericin C was identical with the acetate of 6, 7-dihydromyriocin. Mycestericins suppressed the proliferation of lymphocytes in the mouse allogeneic mixed lymphocyte reaction, with a potency similar to that of myriocin.
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