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The reason this group looked for biosynthetic inhibitors rather than antagonists is because PAF plays a role in normal metabolic function, and to block it may not be optimum for good health. From their screening program an inhibitor of PAF acetyltransferase, ZG-1494~~ (156) was discovered. The producing organism was Penicillium rubrum isolated from red pepper in Denmark. ZG-1494a selectively inhibited PAF acetyltransferase with an IC5,, of 40 pM. More(1996), who 54 CEDRIC PEARCE BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE FUNGAL METABOLITES 55 over, the compound was shown to be sevenfold less inhibitory against the de novo system, with an ICs0 of 304 yM.
1995). This compound is only the second fungal metabolite having the unusual tricyclic nucleus shown. Sch-57404 was shown to be active against C. albicans, with MIC values of 16 pg/ml. As was demonstrated with the cyclosporines, fungally derived antifungal agents sometimes also demonstrate immunosuppressive effects with startling significance. Thus, cyclosporine A was initially identified BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE FUNGAL METABOLITES 43 as an antifungal, and its effects on the immune system were recognized during further pharmacological investigation.
This appears to be a very promising and productive area of research. , 1995b), and this has led to the discovery of some interesting antifungal compounds. Sphaerellopsis filum, a widespread rust fungus mycoparasite, had been considered a biocontrol agent, although the chemistry of the toxins produced and the precise mechanism for toxicity was unknown. , 1995b). 5-5 yg/ml. 5 and 20 yg/ml against both Gram-positive and -negative bacteria, and showed some cytotoxicity against the BHK21, HeLaS3, L1210, and HL60 cell lines.