Natural products from three nudibranchs: Nembrotha kubaryana, Hyselodoris infucata and Chromodoris petechialis

Peter Karuso, Paul J. Scheuer

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Abstract

Nudibranchs are shell-less molluscs that are often brightly colored and seemingly defenseless against predation. However, these beautiful animals usually contain large amounts of diet-derived natural products that help defend them against predation. We have isolated a blue tetrapyrrole from Nembrotha kubaryana, the known nakafuran-8 and -9 from Hypselodoris infucata and spongiane-16-one from Chromodoris petechialis. These compounds have previously been found in other marine organisms, thus supporting a link between diet and natural products in the nudibranchs.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMolecules
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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  • spongiane
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Natural products from three nudibranchs : Nembrotha kubaryana, Hyselodoris infucata and Chromodoris petechialis. / Karuso, Peter; Scheuer, Paul J.

In: Molecules, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2002, p. 1-6.

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