Latrunculin A

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Description

"Latrunculin A is a bicyclic macrolide natural product consisting of a 16-membered bicyclic lactone attached to the rare 2-thiazolidinone moiety. It is obtained from the Red Sea sponge Latrunculia magnifica and from the Fiji Islands sponge Cacospongia mycofijiensis. Latrunculin A inhibits actin polymerisation, microfilament organsation and microfilament-mediated processes. It has a role as a toxin, a metabolite and an actin polymerisation inhibitor. It is a cyclic hemiketal, an oxabicycloalkane, a thiazolidinone and a macrolide". Source: [ http://www.ebi.ac.uk/chebi/searchId.do?chebiId=CHEBI:69136]


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Alternative names

  • LAT-A
  • Lata
  • Latrunculin-A

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