The chemistry and biology of nakiterpiosin - C-nor-D-homosteroids

Shuanhu Gao, Qiaoling Wang, Gelin Wang, Brett Lomenick, Jie Liu, Chih Wei Fan, Lih Wen Deng, Jing Huang, Lawrence Lum, Chuo Chen

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Isolated from the sponge Terpios hoshinota that causes coral black disease, nakiterpiosin was the first C-nor-D-homosteroid discovered from a marine source. We provide in this account an overview of the chemistry and biology of this natural product. We also include a short history of the synthesis of C-nor-D-homosteroids and the results of some unpublished biological studies of nakiterpiosin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberST-2012-A0436-A
Pages (from-to)2298-2310
Number of pages13
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2012


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  • Organic Chemistry


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