Additional alpha-glucosidase inhibitors from Malbranchea flavorosea (Leotiomycetes, Ascomycota)

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Mario Figueroa Saldivar, Adjunct Faculty (Creator)
Huzefa A. Raja, Research Scientist (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: From the rice-based culture of Malbranchea flavorosea, three new compounds namely flavoroseoside B (5-desoxy-5-chloro-flavoroseoside) (2), 4-hydroxy-2-O-a-ribofuranosyl-5-methylacetophenone (3), and (S)-3,4-dihydro-3-(1H-indol-3-ylmethyl)-4-methyl-1H-1,4-benzodiazepine-2,5-dione (4), along with three known compounds, rosigenin (5), massarilactone B (6), and riboxylarinol B (7) were obtained. The structures were determined by spectroscopic methods. Compound 4 and its synthetic analog 3,4-dihydro-3-(1H-indol-3-ylmethyl)-1-methyl-1H-1,4-benzodiazepine-2,5-dione (9) inhibited the activity of Ruminococus obeum a-glucosidase enzyme. Molecular docking and dynamic studies revealed that compounds 4 and 9 might bind to this a-glucosidase at the catalytic center. Phylogenetic analysis using internal transcribed spacer region revealed that Malbranchea flavorosea ATCC 34529 is related to Myxotrichum spp.

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Journal of Antibiotics, 71 (10), pp. 862-871
Language: English
Date: 2018
natural products, small molecules, Malbranchea flavorosea, enzymatic assay, fungi

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