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

Peter Karuso*, Paul J. Scheuer

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMolecules
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

Keywords

  • tetrapyrrole
  • spongiane
  • nakafuran
  • marine natural products

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Natural products from three nudibranchs: Nembrotha kubaryana, Hypselodoris infucata and Chromodoris petechialis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this