Journal of Natural Medicines

, Volume 61, Issue 2, pp 205–207 | Cite as

A new ceramide from Ramaria botrytis (Pers.) Ricken

  • Yasunori Yaoita
  • Yuu Satoh
  • Masao Kikuchi


A new ceramide, (2S,2′R,3R,4E,8E)-N-2′-hydroxyoctadecanoyl-2-amino-9-methyl-4,8-heptadecadiene-1,3-diol (1), was isolated together with four known sterols, 5α,6α-epoxy-3β-hydroxy-(22E)-ergosta-8(14),22-dien-7-one (2), ergosterol peroxide (3), cerevisterol (4) and 9α-hydroxycerevisterol (5), from the fruiting bodies of Ramaria botrytis (Pers.) Ricken (Ramariaceae). The structure of the new compound was elucidated based on spectral data.


Ramaria botrytis Ramariaceae Fruiting body Ceramide 



We are grateful to Mr. S. Sato and Mr. T. Matsuki of this university for measuring the masses and NMR spectra.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tohoku Pharmaceutical UniversitySendaiJapan

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