Secondary metabolites of the uromycladium tepperianum macalpine epiphytic fungus
Correia, Kelly Luana Viegas
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Research on natural products and medicinal plants has been conducted more with each passing year due to the great interest in isolating bioactive compounds and secondary metabolites from natural products such as plants, fungi, and many other naturally occurring products. To our knowledge, the Uromycladium tepperianum MacAlpine fungus has not been studied in depth before thus, its organic characterization was unknown, but related species have been studied, and these have shown compounds that may be used as medicine and as health benefits. Crude and macerated extracts of the Uromycladium tepperianum fungus have been fractionized using various chromatographic techniques such as solvent-solvent extraction followed by dry column chromatography to achieve the required separations. Thirty-nine compounds have been isolated from the hexane(n-hex) extract, Ethylacetate (EtOAc) extract, and n-butanol (BuOH) extract, and they belong to the following groups, steroids, terpenoids, amino-acids, flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolics, fatty-acids, flavones, and others.