Two new cytochalasins, sclerotionigrin A (1) and B (2) were isolated together with the known proxiphomin (3) from the filamentous fungus Aspergillus sclerotioniger. The structures and relative stereochemistry of 1 and 2 were determined based on comparison with 3, and from extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic analysis, supported by high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). Compounds 2 and 3 displayed cytotoxic activity towards chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells in vitro, with 3 being the most active.
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- ENDOPHYTIC FUNGUS
- Apsergillus sclerotioniger
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- STRUCTURAL analysis (Science)