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Fusarisolins A–E, Polyketides From The Marine-Derived Fungus Fusarium Solani H918

Polyketides synthesized by polyketide synthases (PKS) are a large class of natural products with diverse structures and biological activities. The structural variations of polyketides are attributing to the post-modification by tailoring enzymes and or a hybrid pathway; such as polyketide synthases−non-ribosomal peptide synthase (PKS-NRPS). β-Lactone featuring a strained four-membered oxygen heterocycle is a rare structural…

Fish oil

Fish oil may prevent pregnancy complications, finds study

Compounds found in fish oil prevent pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, neonatal death, and stillbirth, in mice when the complications are caused by a common oral bacteria, according to research published today in the journal JCI Insight. The study, by scientists at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine and Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, suggests…

Biological Applications of Haloaryl Metabolites from Marine Macroalgae

Macroalgae have been reported as an important source of halogenated aromatic secondary metabolites, being the majority of these derivatives isolated from red algae. Halophenols and haloindoles are the most common haloaryl secondary metabolites isolated from these marine organisms. Nevertheless, some halogenated aromatic sesquiterpenes and naphthalene derivatives have also been isolated.