Structure of Caribbean ciguatoxin isolated from Caranx latus

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Date: June 24, 1998
From: Journal of the American Chemical Society(Vol. 120, Issue 24)
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Document Type: Article
Length: 84 words

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The structure of a Caribbean ciguatoxin (C-CTX-1), a substance causing the disease ciguatera, is described, using nuclear magnetic resonance. C-CTX-1 approximates the structural properties of the Pacific ciguatoxin except for the absence of aliphatic side chain seen on ring A and the presence of a longer contiguous carbon backbone. Aside from the single hydroxyl present in the C-CTX-1 which allows selective addition of cross-linkers or labels, the compound is also composed of 57-carbon skeletons, 14 rings, three double bonds, five methyls and five hydroxyls.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A20959151