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Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Thalassotalic acids A–C and thalassotalamides A and B are new N-acyl dehydrotyrosine derivatives produced by Thalassotalea sp. PP2-459, a Gram-negative bacterium isolated from a marine bivalve aquaculture facility. The structures were elucidated via a combination of spectroscopic analyses emphasizing two-dimensional NMR and high-resolution mass spectrometric data. Thalassotalic acid A (1) displays in vitro inhibition of the enzyme tyrosinase with an IC50 value (130 μM) that compares favorably to the commercially used control compounds kojic acid (46 μM) and arbutin (100 μM). These are the first natural products reported from a bacterium belonging to the genus Thalassotalea.
Deering, R. W., Chen, J., Sun, J., Ma, H., Dubert, J., Barja, J. L., Seeram, N. P.,...Rowley D. C. (2016). N-Acyl Dehydrotyrosines, Tyrosinase Inhibitors from the Marine Bacterium Thalassotalea PP2-459. Journal of Natural Products, 79(2), 447-450. doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b00972
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b00972