Isolation and structure of the remarkable human cancer cell growth inhibitors spongistatins 2 and 3 from an eastern Indian Ocean Spongia sp.

George Pettit, Zbigniew Cichacz, Feng Gao, Cherry L. Herald, Michael R. Boyd

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A black Spongia sp. In the Porifera class Demospongiae had been found to contain two new and exceptionally potent cell (human cancer) growth inhibitors named spongistatins 2 (1b) and 3 (1c).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1166-1168
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993


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  • Molecular Medicine

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