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dc.contributor.advisorCheng, Yi-Qiang
dc.creatorCurrens, Grant C.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-20T16:39:17Z
dc.date.available2021-12-20T16:39:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/30780
dc.description.abstractThis project aimed to explore a new approach to microbial natural product discovery through collection of soil samples from strategically determined geographic sites in the State of Texas. Morphologically distinctive bacterial and fungal isolates were obtained from the soil samples and a pilot-size, semi-fractionated natural product library was constructed and screened for cytotoxicity against human cancer cell lines. Subsequently, activity-guided purification and structural identification were performed to characterize naturally occurring bioactive small molecules. Through a pilot fungal-derived natural product study, the library construction methodology was validated and known cytotoxic compounds malformin, palmitic acid, aspergillin PZ, and trichoderone B were isolated and re-identified. Their structural data and previously unknown cytotoxicity against various cancer cell lines were studied and are reported herein.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectmicrobial natural products
dc.subjectdrug discovery
dc.subjectnatural product library
dc.subject.meshBiological Products / therapeutic use
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms / drug therapy
dc.subject.meshFungi / isolation and purification
dc.subject.meshDrug Discovery / methods
dc.titleMicrobial Natural Product Drug Discovery Through Systematic Sampling of Diverse Texas Soils
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineBiomedical Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBasha, Riyaz
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDong, Xiaowei
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEmmitte, Kyle
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJones, Harlan P.
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