Mirasorvone: A masked 20-keptopregnane from the defensive secretion of a diving beetle (Thermonectus mamoratus).

The sunburst diving beetle, Thermonectus marmoratus, ejects a milky fluid fromits prothoracic defensive glands when disturbed. Two major volatile components of this secretion are steroids; cybisterone (structure 7) constitutes about 20% of the volatiles, and a new steroid, mirasorvone, about 50%. Mi...

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Main Authors: Meinwald, Jerrold., Huang, Qing., Vrkoc, Jan., Herath, Kithsiri., Yang, Zhi-Cai., Schroder, Frank., Attygalle, Athula., Iyengar, Vikram., Morgan, Randy., Eisner, Thomas.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 1997
Online Access:http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:177266