Benzophenones from Guignardia sp. IFB-E028, an endophyte on Hopea hainanensis.Chem Biodivers. 2010 Jan; 7(1):216-20.CB
The first natural S-containing benzophenone dimer, named guignasulfide (3), was isolated from the culture of Guignardia sp. IFB-E028, an endophytic fungus residing in healthy leaves of Hopea hainanensis. Its structure was determined through correlative analyses of its MS, 1D- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic data. Two other known benzophenone derivatives, monomethylsulochrin and rhizoctonic acid (1 and 2, resp.) were also isolated. Guignasulfide (3) was more active against the human liver cancer cell line HepG2 (IC(50) value: 5.2+/-0.4 microM) than metabolites 1 and 2 (IC(50) values: 63.5+/-0.6 and 60.2+/-0.5 microM); compounds 1-3 showed also moderately inhibitory effects on the human bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori with MIC values of 28.9+/-0.1, 60.2+/-0.4, and 42.9+/-0.5 microM, respectively.