Strobiloscyphones A-F, 6-Isopentylsphaeropsidones and Other Metabolites from Strobiloscypha sp. AZ0266, a Leaf-Associated Fungus of Douglas Fir

Wei Qu, E. M. Kithsiri Wijeratne, Bharat P. Bashyal, Jian Xu, Ya Ming Xu, Manping X. Liu, Marielle C. Inácio, A. Elizabeth Arnold, Jana M. U'Ren, A. A. Leslie Gunatilaka

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Abstract

Six new 6-isopentylsphaeropsidones, strobiloscyphones A-F (1-6), and a new hexadecanoic acid, (2Z,4E,6E)-8,9-dihydroxy-10-oxohexadeca-2,4,6-trienoic acid (7), together with sphaeropsidone (8) and its known synthetic analogue 5-dehydrosphaeropsidone (9) were isolated from Strobiloscypha sp. AZ0266, a fungus inhabiting the leaf litter of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). The structures of 1-7 were established on the basis of their high-resolution mass and 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data, and their relative and/or absolute configurations were determined by NOE, comparison of experimental and calculated ECD spectra, and application of the modified Mosher's ester method. Of these, strobiloscyphone F (6) contains a novel highly oxygenated tetracyclic oxireno-octahydrodibenzofuran ring system. Natural products 1, 6, and 9 and the semisynthetic analogue 12 derived from 8 exhibited cytotoxic activity, whereas 9 and 12 showed antimicrobial activity. Possible biosynthetic pathways to 1-6, 8, and 9 are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal Of Natural Products
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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