Callyspongynic acid, a polyacetylenic acid which inhibits α-glucosidase, from the marine sponge Callyspongia truncata

Youichi Nakao, Taisuke Uehara, Shigeki Matunaga, Nobuhiro Fusetani, Rob W M Van Soest

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A new polyacetylenic acid, callyspongynic acid (1), was isolated as an α-glucosidase inhibitor from the marine sponge Callyspongia truncata. Its structure was determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-924
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology

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