Two metabolites from tbe marine sponge Spongia officinalis L.

Erdoǧan İ., Şener B.

Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica, vol.43, no.1, pp.17-19, 2001 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-19
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The chemical investigation of secondary metabolites of a species of marine sponge, Spongia officinalis collected from the Aegean Sea was carried out. Two metabolites, namely ergosterol and furospinulosin-II, were isolated from the ethanolic extract of the sponge and their structure elucidations were performed by spectroscopic techniques and comparing with literature. As a common sterol and the precursor of vitamin D2 in higher plants, fungi, algae and rare sponges, ergosterol and furospinulosin-II, a furanoterpene, are reported for the first time from the marine sponge Spongia officinalis L.