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Structurally Diverse Hamigerans From The New Zealand Marine Sponge Hamigera Tarangaensis: Nmr-Directed Isolation, Structure Elucidation And Antifungal Activity, A. Jonathan Singh, Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, Jessica J. Field, Zlatka Smart, Ethan F. Woolly, Jacqueline M. Barber, Rosemary Heathcott, John H. Miller, Peter T. Northcote Jan 2013

Structurally Diverse Hamigerans From The New Zealand Marine Sponge Hamigera Tarangaensis: Nmr-Directed Isolation, Structure Elucidation And Antifungal Activity, A. Jonathan Singh, Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, Jessica J. Field, Zlatka Smart, Ethan F. Woolly, Jacqueline M. Barber, Rosemary Heathcott, John H. Miller, Peter T. Northcote

Chemistry Faculty Publications

The NMR-directed investigation of the New Zealand marine sponge Hamigera tarangaensis has afforded ten new compounds of the hamigeran family, and a new 13-epi-verrucosane congener. Notably, hamigeran F (6) possesses an unusual carbon–carbon bond between C-12 and C-13, creating an unprecedented skeleton within this class. In particular, the structural features of 6, hamigeran H (10) and hamigeran J (12) imply a diterpenoid origin, which has allowed the putative biogenesis of three hamigeran carbon skeletons to be proposed based on geranyl geranyl pyrophosphate. All new hamigerans exhibited micromolar activity towards the HL-60 promyelocytic leukaemic cell line, and hamigeran ...


Periplasmic Binding Proteins In Thermophiles: Characterization And Potential Application Of An Arginine-Binding Protein From Thermotoga Maritima: A Brief Thermo-Story, Alessio Ausili, Maria Staiano, Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, Antonio Varriale, Alessandro Capo, Sabato D'Auria Jan 2013

Periplasmic Binding Proteins In Thermophiles: Characterization And Potential Application Of An Arginine-Binding Protein From Thermotoga Maritima: A Brief Thermo-Story, Alessio Ausili, Maria Staiano, Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, Antonio Varriale, Alessandro Capo, Sabato D'Auria

Chemistry Faculty Publications

Arginine-binding protein from the extremophile Thermotoga maritima is a 27.7 kDa protein possessing the typical two-domain structure of the periplasmic binding proteins family. The protein is characterized by a very high specificity and affinity to bind to arginine, also at high temperatures. Due to its features, this protein could be taken into account as a potential candidate for the design of a biosensor for arginine. It is important to investigate the stability of proteins when they are used for biotechnological applications. In this article, we review the structural and functional features of an arginine-binding protein from the extremophile Thermotoga ...