Bendigoles A approximately C, new steroids from Gordonia australis Acta 2299.

Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
The Journal of Antibiotics (Impact Factor: 2.04). 07/2008; 61(6):356-64. DOI: 10.1038/ja.2008.50
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ABSTRACT Bendigoles A approximately C are the first secondary metabolites to be isolated from a member of the actinomycete genus Gordonia. They were detected in a culture filtrate extract of Gordonia australis Acta 2299 by HPLC-diode array analysis and characterized as new steroids by mass spectrometry and NMR experiments. Bendigole C show binding affinity to the human progesterone and A approximately C to androgen receptor but are inactive at mineralocorticoid and estrogen receptors. In in vitro transactivation studies bendigoles A and C showed moderate and weak androgenic activities.