Mycestericins D, E, F and G were isolated from the culture broth of Mycelia sterilia ATCC 20349 as potent immunosuppressants. Mycestericins F and G were identical with dihydromycestericins D and E, respectively. Their absolute configurations were determined by use of the modified MOSHER'S method and by comparison of the CD spectra of their benzoate derivatives with those of synthetic analogs. Mycestericins D, E, F and G suppressed the proliferation of lymphocytes in the mouse allogeneic mixed lymphocyte reaction.
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