Xanthoepocin, a new antibiotic from Penicillium simplicissimum IFO 5762

*Yasuhiro Igarashi, Yuko Kuwamori, Keiichi Takagi, Toshihiko Ando, Ryosuke Fudou, *Tamotsu Furumai and Toshikazu Oki   *Biotechnology Research Center, Toyama Perfectural University, **Pharmaceutical Reseearch Laboratories, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. ***Central Research Laboratories, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

J. Antibiotics, 53(9): 928-933, 2000

        A new antifungal antibiotic xanthoepocin was isolated from the culture broth of  Penicillium simplicissimum IFO 5762.  Xanthoepocin was obtained from the culture fluid by solvent extraction and chromatographic purification.  It showed antibiotic activity against Gram-positive bacteria and yeasts.

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