Nobiloside, a new neuraminidase inhibitory triterpenoidal saponin from the marine sponge Erylus nobilis

Kentaro Takada, Youichi Nakao, Shigeki Matsunaga, Rob W M Van Soest, Nobuhiro Fusetani

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A neuraminidase inhibitor, nobiloside (1), was isolated from the marine sponge Erylus nobilis Thiele, 1903. Its structure was determined as a penasterol trisaccharide. The absolute configurations were determined by NMR and chiral GC analysis. It inhibited neuraminidase from the bacterium Clostridium perfringens with an IC50 value of 0.46μg/mL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-413
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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