Aspergillomarasmine A

Trivial name:

Aspartic acid, N-​[2-​[(2-​amino-​2-​carboxyethyl)​amino]​-​2-​carboxyethyl]​-​, L- (7CI,​8CI); L-​Aspartic acid, N-​[2-​[(2-​amino-​2-​carboxyethyl)​amino]​-​2-​carboxyethyl]​-​, [R-​(R*,​R*)​]​-; Aspergillomarasmine A; Toxin C (Pyrenophora teres)

Systematic name:

L-​Aspartic acid, N-​[(2R)​-​2-​[[(2R)​-​2-​amino-​2-​carboxyethyl]​amino]​-​2-​carboxyethyl]​-

Molecular formulae: 

C10 H17 N3 O8

Molecular weight: 307.26

Chemical abstract number: 3484-65-9

Literature reference:

  • Two new natural phytotoxins: aspergillomarasmine A and B and their relation to lycomarasmine and its derivatives. Robert, Malka; Barbier, Michel; Lederer, Edgar; Roux, Louis; Biemann, Klaus; Vetter, Walter. Bulletin de la Societe Chimique de France (1962), 187-8
    Aspergillomarasmine A overcomes metallo-β-lactamase antibiotic resistance. King AM, Reid-Yu SA, Wang W, King DT, De Pascale G, Strynadka NC, Walsh TR, Coombes BK, Wright GD. Nature. 2014 Jun 26;510(7506):503-6. doi: 10.1038/nature13445.

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Aspergillus Species known to produce this metabolite:


Antibiotic enhancer

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