Calbistrin E and Two Other New Metabolites from an Australian Isolate of Penicillium striatisporum

Michael Stewart, Robert J. Capon, Ernest Lacey, Shaun Tennant, and Jennifer H. Gill

Journal of Natural Products, 2005, 68, 581-584.

Publication Date: March 18, 2005


An Australian isolate of Penicillium striatisporum collected near Shalvey, New South Wales, exhibited selective antifungal activity against Candida albicans versus Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Bioassay-directed fractionation yielded members of the rare class of fungal metabolites known as the calbistrins. These included a new example of this structure class, calbistrin E (1), as well as the known polyenes calbistrin C (2) and deformylcalbistrin A (3). Also recovered from P. striatisporum were new triene and butenolide acids, striatisporin A (4) and striatisporolide A (5), together with the known fungal metabolites versiol (6) and (+)-hexylitaconic acid (7). Structures for all metabolites were determined by detailed spectroscopic analysis.

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