Anti-inflammatory Metabolites from Chaetomium nigricolor

Min Jee Kim, Dong Cheol Kim, Jaeyoung Kwon, Seung Mok Ryu, Haeun Kwon, Yuanqiang Guo, Seung Beom Hong, Youn Chul Kim, Hyuncheol Oh, Dongho Lee

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Twelve metabolites were obtained from the culture media of Chaetomium nigricolor, including a new furan derivative, methyl succinyl Sumiki's acid (1), and two new atropisomers of the previously reported bis-naphtho-γ-pyrones, (aS)-asperpyrone A and (aS)-fonsecinone A (2 and 3). The structures were elucidated by spectroscopic, chemical, and chiroptical techniques. Compounds 2 and 3 inhibited nitric oxide production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. Compound 2 was found to inhibit nuclear factor-kappa B and c-Jun N-terminal kinase activation, in turn suppressing pro-inflammatory mediators and cytokines including nitric oxide, prostaglandin E2, interleukin (IL)-1β, tumor necrosis factor-α, IL-6, and IL-12.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-887
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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