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Antifungal abietane-type diterpenes from the cones of Taxodium distichum Rich.
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PMID:  21072573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The chemical composition of Taxodium distichum cones and the antifungal activities of twelve diterpenoids against two wood decay fungi, Trametes versicolor (white-rot) and Fomitopsis palustris (brown-rot) were examined. The chemical composition of the major extractive fraction, the n-C(6)H(14) extract, was evaluated and its antifungal properties were identified. Twelve diterpenoids including ten abietane-type components were isolated from the n-C(6)H(14) extract: 6,7-dehydroferruginol (1), ferruginol (2), 6,7-dehydroroyleanone (3), sandaracopimaric acid (4), taxodione (5), taxodal (6), taxodone (7), sugiol (8), xanthoperol (9), salvinolone (10), 5,6-dehydrosugiol (11), and 14-deoxycoleon U (12). Compounds 5 and 12 were highly active against both wood-decay fungi. In particular, the activities of these compounds against F. palustris were potent. The results suggest that the position and the number of hydroxyl groups on abietane-type structures may be related to antifungal activities against T. versicolor and F. palustris.
Norihisa Kusumoto; Tatsuya Ashitani; Tetsuya Murayama; Koichi Ogiyama; Koetsu Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chemical ecology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1573-1561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Chem. Ecol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505563     Medline TA:  J Chem Ecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1381-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
The United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Iwate University, 18-8 Ueda 3-chome, Morioka, Iwate, Japan.
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