The Republic of The Comoros marine sponge Axinella cf. carteri has been found to contain a cell growth inhibitory (P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line ED50 0.057 μg/ml, and comparable activity against a series of human cancer cell lines) cyclo-heptapeptide named axinastatin 4 (3). The new peptide was obtained in 1.0 × 10-6% yield (6.1 mg) from 600 kg (wet wt) of the sponge. The structure of axinastatin 4 was deduced as cyclo-(Pro-Leu-Thr-Pro-Leu-Trp-Val) by a combination of high field (400 and 500 Mhz) 2D nmr (1H-1H, 1H-13C, HMBC and NOE) and high resolution mass spectral (principally by ms/ms) measurements and subsequent interpretations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - May 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry