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Stephacidin B—A New Stage of Complexity within Prenylated Indole Alkaloids from Fungi


  • I am indebted to my colleagues Dr. Nils Griebenow and Dr. Robert Velten for valuable discussions.


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With its 15 rings, stephacidin B (see structure) is one of the most complex indole alkaloids to be isolated from fungi. The pseudosymmetric structure indicates that a new type of dimerization takes place at a late stage of the biosynthesis.

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