Deoxygerfelin was isolated from a mutagen-treated strain of Aspergillus fumigatus that failed to produce fumigatin and spinulosin, by researchers at Kanazawa University, Japan in 1972. Deoxygerfelin is closely related to gerfelin, a metabolite isolated from Beaveria felina as a geranylgeranyl diphosphatate synthase inhibitor. The biological profile of deoxygerfelin is largely unexplored.
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