A sterol derivative, orostanal, was obtained from a marine sponge of Stelletta hiwasaensis. Spectroscopic analysis and synthetic study revealed its structure as a novel 5(6→7)abeo-sterol. Orostanal and its synthetic analog induce apoptosis in human acute promyelotic leukemia cell.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry