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Fusaproliferin, a Fungal Phytotoxin Shows Rapid and Potent Cytotoxicity against Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines

Version 1 : Received: 17 October 2018 / Approved: 17 October 2018 / Online: 17 October 2018 (06:39:51 CEST)

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Hoque, N.; Hasan, C.M.; Rana, M.S.; Varsha, A.; Sohrab, M.H.; Rahman, K.M. Fusaproliferin, a Fungal Mycotoxin, Shows Cytotoxicity against Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines. Molecules 2018, 23, 3288. Hoque, N.; Hasan, C.M.; Rana, M.S.; Varsha, A.; Sohrab, M.H.; Rahman, K.M. Fusaproliferin, a Fungal Mycotoxin, Shows Cytotoxicity against Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines. Molecules 2018, 23, 3288.

Journal reference: Molecules 2018, 23, 3288
DOI: 10.3390/molecules23123288

Abstract

As a part of our ongoing research on endophytic fungi, we have isolated a sesterterpene mycotoxin, fusaproliferin (FUS), from Fusarium solani strain associated with the plant Aglaonema hookerianum Schott. FUS showed rapid and sub-micromolar IC50 against pancreatic cancer cell lines. Time dependent survival analysis and microscopy imaging showed rapid morphological changes in cancer cell lines 4 hours after incubation with FUS. This provides a new chemical scaffold that can be further developed to obtain more potent synthetic agents against pancreatic cancer.

Subject Areas

endophytic fungi; sesterterpene; cytotoxic activity; pancreatic cancer

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