Nodulisporisteriods A and B, the first 3,4-seco-4-methyl-progesteroids from Nodulisporium sp.

TitleNodulisporisteriods A and B, the first 3,4-seco-4-methyl-progesteroids from Nodulisporium sp.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsZheng Q-C, Chen G-D, Kong M-Z, Li G-Q, Cui J-Y, Li X-X, Wu Z-Y, Guo L-D, Cen Y-Z, Zheng Y-Z, Gao H
Date Published2013 Sep

Two new 4-methyl-progesteroids, nodulisporisteriod A (1) and nodulisporisteriod B (2), were isolated from the extract of an endolichenic fungal strain Nodulisporium sp. (No. 65-17-2-1), along with two related metabolites, demethoxyviridin (3) and inoterpene B (4). Their structures were determined by detailed spectroscopic analyses, X-ray crystallographic analysis and comparison of the NMR data with those of the closely related compounds previously reported. Nodulisporisteriod A (1) and nodulisporisteriod B (2) possess new carbon skeletons, which are the first cases of fission at C-3,4 in 4-methyl-progesteroids. A hypothetical biosynthetic pathway for 1 and 2 was proposed. Moreover, the Aβ42 aggregation inhibitory activities of 1-4 were evaluated using standard thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence assay with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) as positive control. Demethoxyviridin (3) displayed anti-Aβ42 aggregation activity with IC50 value of 13.4μM.

Alternate JournalSteroids