Hortein, a new natural product from the fungus Hortaea werneckii associated with the sponge Aplysina aerophoba

Gernot Brauers, Rainer Ebel, Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel, Victor Wray, Albrecht Berg, Udo Gräfe, Peter Proksch

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The fungus Hortaea werneckii isolated from the Mediterranean sponge Aplysina aerophoba, collected at Banyuls-sur-Mer in southern France, yielded a new compound named hortein (1), which possesses a unique ring system hitherto unknown for natural products. The structure of 1 was established on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric (ESI, CI, FAB, EI) data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-652
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number5
Early online date26 Apr 2001
Publication statusPublished - May 2001


  • animals
  • bacteria
  • fungi
  • insecticides
  • magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Mediterranean sea
  • microbial sensitivity tests
  • aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons
  • porifera
  • spectrometry, mass, electrospray ionization
  • spectrometry, mass, fast atom bombardment

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