Elysia rufescens

Photo: Jun Imamoto; Amami Ooshima Islands, Japan. www.medslugs.de


Description: Reddish slug, almost entirely studied in the context of slug-derived chemicals.

Distribution: Hawaii, Tahiti, Japan

Food Plant: Bryopsis

Scientific Papers:

Davis, J., Fricke, W.F., Hamann, M.T., Esquenazi, E., Dorrestein, P.C., Hill, R.T. (2013) Characterization of the bacterial community of the chemically defended Hawaiian sacoglossan Elysia rufescens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79 (22), pp. 7073-7081. PDF [NP] [Ru]

Curtis, N.E., Schwartz, J.A., Pierce, S.K. (2010) Ultrastructure of sequestered chloroplasts in sacoglossan gastropods with differing abilities for plastid uptake and maintenance. Invertebrate Biology, 129 (4), pp. 297-308. Abstract [K] [Cl] [Ru] [Pt]

Rao, K.V., Na, M., Cook, J.C., Peng, J., Matsumoto, R., Hamann, M.T. (2008) Kahalalides V-Y isolated from a Hawaiian collection of the sacoglossan mollusk Elysia rufescens. Journal of Natural Products, 71 (5), pp. 772-778. PDF [NP] [Ru]

Faircloth, G., Cuevas, C. (2006) Kahalalide F and ES285: potent anticancer agents from marine molluscs. Progress in molecular and subcellular biology, 43, pp. 363-379. Abstract [NP] [Ru]

Cruz-Rivera, E., Paul, V.J. (2006) Feeding by coral reef mesograzers: Algae or cyanobacteria? Coral Reefs, 25 (4), pp. 617-627. Abstract [F] [NH] [Or] [Ru]

Gracia, C., Isidro-Llobet, A., Cruz, L.J., Acosta, G.A., Álvarez, M., Cuevas, C., Giralt, E., Albericio, F. (2006) Convergent approaches for the synthesis of the antitumoral peptide, Kahalalide F. study of orthogonal protecting groups. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 71 (19), pp. 7196-7204. PDF [NP] [Ru]

Jimeno, J.M. (2002) A clinical armamentarium of marine-derived anti-cancer compounds. Anti-Cancer Drugs, 13 (SUPPL. 1), pp. S15-S19. Abstract [NP] [Ru]

Nuijen, B., Bouma, M., Floriano, P., Manada, C., Rosing, H., Stokvis, E., Bosch, J.J.K.-V.D., Bult, A., Beijnen, J.H. (2001) Development of an HPLC method with UV detection for the pharmaceutical quality control of the novel marine anticancer agent kahalalide F. Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, 24 (20), pp. 3141-3155. Abstract [NP] [Ru]

Becerro, M.A., Goetz, G., Paul, V.J., Scheuer, P.J. (2001) Chemical defenses of the sacoglossan mollusk Elysia rufescens and its host alga Bryopsis sp. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 27 (11), pp. 2287-2299. Abstract [F] [NP] [Ru]

López-Macià, A., Jiménez, J.C., Royo, M., Giralt, E., Albericio, F. (2001) Synthesis and structure determination of kahalalide F. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 123 (46), pp. 11398-11401. PDF [NP] [Ru]

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