Isolation of the nickel-chlorin chelate tunichlorin from the south pacific ocean sea hare Dolabella auricularia

George Pettit, Darko Kantoci, Dennis L. Doubek, Bruce E. Tucker, William E. Pettit, Robert M. Schroll

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Abstract

The Papua New Guinea shell-less mollusc Dolabella auricularia has been found to contain a series of green to blue-green chlorins. One of these compounds was found to be the nickel chelate tunichlorin [1] which was isolated previously only from the Caribbean tunicate Trididemnum solidum. Discovery of tunichlorin [1] in a sea hare suggests that its occurrence in algae-consuming marine animals may be more common than earlier realized, and it may have a role in electron transfer or other metabolic processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1981-1984
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Volume56
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry

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