Coprinol, a new antibacterial cuparane, was isolated from fermentations of a Coprinus sp. Its biological activities were investigated and its structure was elucidated by spectroscopic methods. The new antibiotic exhibited activitiy against multidrug-resistant Gram -positive bacteria in vitro. Two derivatives were synthesized and their activities compared to the parent compound.
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