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Investigating the Toxicity of the Aeruginosin Chlorosulfopeptides by Chemical Synthesis


Scherer, Manuel; Bezold, Dominik; Gademann, Karl (2016). Investigating the Toxicity of the Aeruginosin Chlorosulfopeptides by Chemical Synthesis. Angewandte Chemie Internationale Edition, 55(32):9427-9431.

Abstract

Harmful algal blooms are becoming more prevalent all over the world, and identification and mechanism-of-action studies of the responsible toxins serve to protect ecosystems, livestock, and humans alike. In this study, the chlorosulfopeptide aeruginosin 828A, which rivals the well-known toxin microcystin LR in terms of crustacean toxicity, has been synthesized for the first time. Furthermore, three congeners with different permutations of the chloride and sulfate groups were prepared, thereby enabling toxicity studies without the risk of contamination by other natural toxins. Toxicity assays with the sensitive crustacean Thamnocephalus platyurus demonstrated that the introduction of a sulfate group leads to pronounced toxicity, and NMR spectroscopic evidence suggests that the chloride substituent modulates the conformation, which in turn might influence protease inhibition.

Abstract

Harmful algal blooms are becoming more prevalent all over the world, and identification and mechanism-of-action studies of the responsible toxins serve to protect ecosystems, livestock, and humans alike. In this study, the chlorosulfopeptide aeruginosin 828A, which rivals the well-known toxin microcystin LR in terms of crustacean toxicity, has been synthesized for the first time. Furthermore, three congeners with different permutations of the chloride and sulfate groups were prepared, thereby enabling toxicity studies without the risk of contamination by other natural toxins. Toxicity assays with the sensitive crustacean Thamnocephalus platyurus demonstrated that the introduction of a sulfate group leads to pronounced toxicity, and NMR spectroscopic evidence suggests that the chloride substituent modulates the conformation, which in turn might influence protease inhibition.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Chemistry, Catalysis
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:09 Feb 2017 15:10
Last Modified:19 Aug 2018 08:19
Publisher:Wiley-VCH Verlag
ISSN:1433-7851
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201602755

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