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Experientia

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 688–688 | Cite as

L-Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid, the antidermatophyte constituent of two marine sponges

  • B. Bach
  • R. P. Gregson
  • G. S. Holland
  • R. J. Quinn
  • J. L. Reichelt
Specialia

Summary

The aqueous ethanolic extract of 2 related marine spongesHaliclona sp. andChalinopsilla sp. displayed antidermatophyte activities specific forTrichophyton mentagrophytes. The active consituent of both sponges was isolated and shown to be L-azetidine-2-carboxylic acid.

Keywords

Sponge Ethanolic Extract Marine Sponge Aqueous Ethanolic Extract 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bach
    • 1
  • R. P. Gregson
    • 1
  • G. S. Holland
    • 1
  • R. J. Quinn
    • 1
  • J. L. Reichelt
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology Section and Chemistry SectionRoche Research Institute of Marine PharmacologyDee WhyAustralia

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