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Bioactive Indolyl Diketopiperazines From The Marine Derived Endophytic Aspergillus Versicolor DY180635

Yi Ding, Xiaojing Zhu, Liling Hao, Mengyao Zhao, Qiang Hua, Faliang An

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Four new indolyl diketopiperazines, aspamides A–E (1–4) and two new diketopiperazines, aspamides F–G (5–6), along with 11 known diketopiperazines and intermediates were isolated from the solid culture of Aspergillus versicolor, which is an endophyte with the sea crab (Chiromantes haematocheir). Further chiral high-performance liquid chromatography resolution gave enantiomers (+)- and (−)-4, respectively. The structures and absolute configurations of compounds 1–6 were determined by the comprehensive analyses of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), high-resolution mass spectrometry (HR-MS), and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculation. All isolated compounds were selected for the virtual screening on the coronavirus 3-chymoretpsin-like protease (Mpro) of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the docking scores of compounds 1–2, 5, 6, 8 and 17 were top among all screened molecules, may be helpful in fighting with Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19) after further studies.