The Journal of Antibiotics
Online ISSN : 1881-1469
Print ISSN : 0021-8820
Phomol, a New Antiinflammatory Metabolite from an Endophyte of the Medicinal Plant Erythrina crista-galli
DANIELA WEBEROLOV STERNERTIMM ANKESUSANNA GORZALCZANCYVIRGINIA MARTINOCHRISTINA ACEVEDO
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2004 Volume 57 Issue 9 Pages 559-563

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Phomol (1), a novel antibiotic, was isolated from fermentations of a Phomopsis species in the course of a screening of endophytic fungi from the medicinal plant Erythrina crista-galli. For this Argentinean leguminosa antiinflammatory and neuroleptic activities have been described. The compound exhibits antifungal, antibacterial and weak cytotoxic acticity. The antiinflammatory activity was tested in different reporter gene assays (TNF-α, STAT1/STAT2 and NF-κB) and in an ear edema model in mice. In the reporter gene assays 1 exhibited no activity, whereas 1 showed interesting antiinflammatory activity in the mouse ear assay. The compound is a polyketide lactone and its structure was elucidated by spectroscopic methods.

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