Pyripyropenes, Novel ACAT Inhibitors Produced by Aspergillus fumigatus III. Structure Elucidation of Pyripyropenes E to L


Horishi Tomoda, Noriko Tabata, Da-Jun Yang, Hiroaki Takayanagi, Hiroyuki Nishida1 and Satoshi Omura*
J Antibiot (Tokyo). 1995 Jun;48(6):495-503.


Eight new pyripyropenes, E to L, were isolated from the culture broth of Aspergillus fumigatus FO-1289-2501 selected as a higher producer by NTG mutation. Structural elucidation indicated that all the pyripyropenes have the same pyridino-alpha-pyrone sesquiterpene core as pyripyropenes A to D. Among them, pyripyropene L showed the most potent inhibition against acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) activity with an IC50 value of 0.27 microM in rat liver microsomes.