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Cytotoxic Halogenated Metabolites from the Brazilian Red Alga Laurencia catarinensis

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Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens 15771, Greece, Programa de Pós-graduação em Farmácia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Trindade, 88040-970 Florianópolis, Brazil, Department of Didactics of Sciences, University of Jaén, PO 23071, Jaén, Spain, Department of Animal and Human Physiology, School of Sciences, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens 15784, Greece, and Programa de Pós-graduação em Biologia Vegetal, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Trindade, 88040-970 Florianópolis, Brazil
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†School of Pharmacy, University of Athens.
‡Programa de Pós-graduação em Farmácia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
§University of Jaén.
⊥School of Sciences, University of Athens.
∥Programa de Pós-graduação em Biologia Vegetal, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Cite this: J. Nat. Prod. 2010, 73, 1, 27–32
Publication Date (Web):December 29, 2009
Copyright © 2009 The American Chemical Society and American Society of Pharmacognosy

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    Seven new (17) and seven previously reported (814) halogenated metabolites were isolated from the organic extract of the Brazilian red alga Laurencia catarinensis. The structure elucidation and the assignment of the relative configurations of the new natural products were based on detailed NMR and MS spectroscopic analyses, whereas the structure of metabolite 6 was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The absolute configuration of metabolite 1 was determined using the modified Mosher’s method. The in vitro cytotoxicity of compounds 114 was evaluated against HT29, MCF7, and A431 cell lines.

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