Isolation and structure of the exceptional Pterobranchia human cancer inhibitors cephalostatins 16 and 171

George Pettit, Jun-Ping Xu, Jean M. Schmidt, Michael R. Boyd

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The Southeast African marine worm Cephalodiscus gilchristi has been found to contain two new and exceedingly potent human cancer cell growth inhibitors Cephalostatins 16 (3) and 17 (4).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2027-2032
Number of pages6
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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