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    CAS Number: 19022-51-6

    Ophiobolin C

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    Ophiobolin C is a member of the ophiobolin class of phytotoxic metabolites produced by many species of the genus Bipolaris.

    Ophiobolin C is soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Poor water solubility.
    Mechanism of ActionOphiobolin C inhibits human CCR5 binding to the envelope protein gp120 and CD4 that mediates HIV-1 entry into cells. Blockade of this binding was considered by scientists at Merck as a potential new mode of action for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.
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    Isolation and structure of antagonists of chemokine receptor (CCR5). Jayasuriya et al. , H. J. Nat. Prod. 2004, 67, 1036.

    The biology of ophiobolins. Au T.K. et al. , Life Sci. 2000, 67, 733. (Review).