Massoialactone is a constituent of Melicope sp., a large genus of more than 200 species occurring in the Pacific islands, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, also isolated from other plant and insect sources. Massoialactone Is a moderately potent inhibitor of the growth of Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus, and of influenza A virus. Massoialactone inhibits formation of the biofilm of S. aureus and has potential immunomodulatory, antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory uses.
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