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Australian marine biodiscovery
This presentation describes new discoveries from our investigations into bioactive metabolites from Australian marine invertebrates and microbes, including the;
Acremolides : a new class of lipodepsipeptides. This account also describes a parallel study that succeeded in optimizing and broadening application of the Marfey's method for amino acid analysis .
Reveromycins : a rare class of polyketide spiroacetals with potential application in cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis, this study revealed new structures that underscored the chemistry and biology of reveromycins.
Trachycladindoles : a new class of indolo-dihydroimidazoles, with selective activity against human cancer cell lines. Structural studies extended to consideration of conformational barriers, stability and SAR.
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