The present invention is directed to several novel compounds isolated from the sponge Crambe crambe, and designated herein as Crambescidin 816 (Compound 1), Crambescidin 830 (Compound 2), Crambescidin 844 (Compound 3), and Crambescidin 800 (Compound 4), as well as several derivatives thereof. The 816, 830, 844 and 800 compounds are four preferred species of complex pentacyclic guanidines linked by a linear .omega.-hydroxy fatty acid to a hydroxyspermidine, that have been obtained by a bioassay-guided isolation procedure, involving solvent partition and chromatography on Sephadex LH-20, cyano, and C-18 columns, from extracts of the red, encrusting sponge Crambe crambe (Order Poecilosclerida, Family Esperiopsidae).
|Original language||English (US)|
|U.S. patent number||5756734|
|State||Published - May 26 1998|