Alternarin A, a Drimane Meroterpenoid, Suppresses Neuronal Excitability from the Coral-Associated Fungi Alternaria sp. ZH-15

Hong Liang Wang, Ran Li, Jiao Li, Jing He, Zheng Yu Cao, Tibor Kurtán, Attila Mándi, Gui Liang Zheng, Wen Zhang

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Alternarin A (1), a rearranged drimane meroterpenoid characterized by a thioglycerate moiety, was isolated together with two known analogues from the coral-associated fungi Alternaria sp. ZH-15. Its structure was determined based on spectroscopic analysis, modified Mosher's method, and TDDFT/ECD calculations. In a primary cultured cortical neuronal network, compound 1 effectively inhibited the activity of spontaneous synchronous Ca2+ oscillations and 4-aminopyridine induced epileptic discharges in the low micromolar concentration range.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOrganic Letters
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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