Identification and Bioactivity of Compounds from the Mangrove Endophytic Fungus Alternaria sp

Mar Drugs. 2015 Jul 20;13(7):4492-504. doi: 10.3390/md13074492.


Racemic new cyclohexenone and cyclopentenone derivatives, (±)-(4R*,5S*,6S*)-3-amino-4,5,6-trihydroxy-2-methoxy-5-methyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one (1) and (±)-(4S*,5S*)-2,4,5-trihydroxy-3-methoxy-4-methoxycarbonyl-5-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one (2), and two new xanthone derivatives 4-chloro-1,5-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-6-methoxycarbonyl-xanthen-9-one (3) and 2,8-dimethoxy-1,6-dimethoxycarbonyl-xanthen-9-one (4), along with one known compound, fischexanthone (5), were isolated from the culture of the mangrove endophytic fungus Alternaria sp. R6. The structures of these compounds were elucidated by analysis of their MS (Mass), one and two dimensional NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopic data. Compounds 1 and 2 exhibited potent ABTS [2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid)] scavenging activities with EC50 values of 8.19 ± 0.15 and 16.09 ± 0.01 μM, respectively. In comparison to Triadimefon, compounds 2 and 3 exhibited inhibitory activities against Fusarium graminearum with minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of 215.52 and 107.14 μM, respectively, and compound 3 exhibited antifungal activity against Calletotrichum musae with MIC value of 214.29 μM.

Keywords: Alternaria sp.; antimicrobial activity; antioxidant activity; cyclohexenone; cyclopentenone; secondary metabolites; xanthone.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alternaria / chemistry*
  • Antifungal Agents / isolation & purification*
  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology
  • Fusarium / drug effects
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Myoporum / microbiology
  • Phyllachorales / drug effects


  • Antifungal Agents