Quintaquinone, a Merosesquiterpene from the Yellow Sponge Verongula cf. rigida Esper. (5ARI from a sponge)

A Thai/German research group isolated compounds from a naturally occurring sponge. They found that one of these works as a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor with “a strong activity in the same range as that of standard finasteride.”

Quintaquinone, a Merosesquiterpene from the Yellow Sponge Verongula cf. rigida Esper

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32040314

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