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Ankisetty et al. 2010


scientific article | J Nat Prod

Chemical constituents of the deep reef caribbean sponges Plakortis angulospiculatus and Plakortis halichondrioides and their anti-inflammatory activities

Ankisetty S, Gochfeld D, Diaz M, Khan S, Slattery M


Abstract

Chemical investigations of two collections of the deep reef Caribbean sponge Plakortis angulospiculatus resulted in the isolation of a new compound (1) along with the known compound spiculoic acid B (2) belonging to the spiculoic acid class and four other new compounds (3−6) belonging to the zyggomphic acid class. Three new aromatic compounds (7−9) were isolated from the Caribbean sponge Plakortis halichondrioides. The structural determination of the compounds was based on extensive NMR and mass spectroscopic analysis. The isolated compounds 1−7 were tested for their anti-inflammatory activity using in vitro assays for inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase and nuclear factor kappa B (NFκB) activity, as well as inhibition of intracellular reactive oxygen species generation as a result of oxidative stress. The cytotoxicity of these compounds was also evaluated to determine the selectivity index of their bioactivity with respect to cytotoxicity. Compounds 1 and 4 were more potent than the positive control in inhibiting NFκB activity and had IC50 values of 0.47 and 2.28 μM, respectively.

Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
57- 91 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
3 x (total of 5704 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Biomedicine
Physiology

Focusgroups
Porifera (Sponges)

Locations
Cayman Islands
Bahamas

Platforms
SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)

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