Luffolide (4) is a minor metabolite of the sponge Luffariella sp. from Palau. The structure of luffolide was determined by single crystal X-ray analysis. Luffolide is relatively unstable and undergoes a complex cyclization reaction to give the hexacyclic products 5 and 6. Luffolide (4) has some of the anti-inflammatory properties of manoalide (1): this may help to define the chemical reaction between manoalide (1) and phospholipase A2.
- Luffariella sp
- X-ray structure determination
- phospholipase A
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)