Isolation, Structure elucidation, and antimycobacterial properties of dimeric naphtho-gamma-pyrones from the marine-derived fungus Aspergillus carbonarius.

Research paper by Yapeng Y Zhang, Sun S Ling, Yuchun Y Fang, Tianjiao T Zhu, Qianqun Q Gu, Wei-Ming WM Zhu

Indexed on: 22 Jan '08Published on: 22 Jan '08Published in: Chemistry & Biodiversity


Two new dimeric naphtho-gamma-pyrones, compounds 1 and 2, were isolated from the AcOEt extract of the fungal strain WZ-4-11 of Aspergillus carbonarius, together with eight known analogues, including 10,10'-bifonsecin B (3), 6'-O-demethylnigerone (4), nigerone (5), isonigerone (6), fonsecin (7), rubrofusarin B (8), TMC 256A1 (9), and flavasperone (10). Their structures were elucidated by means of UV, CD, IR, and 1D- and 2D-NMR spectroscopy, in combination with HR-MS analysis. The fully assigned (1)H- and (13)C-NMR data of 3, and the (13)C-NMR data of 6 are reported for the first time. Compounds 1 and 2 showed weak antimycobacterial activities against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv, with MIC values of 43.0 and 21.5 microM, resp.