Phenethyl Alcohol and Tryptophol: Autoantibiotics Produced by the Fungus Candida albicans

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Science  10 Jan 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3863, pp. 192-194
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3863.192


Two autoantibiotics produced by the fungus Candida albicans have been identified, with the aid of mass spectrometry, as 2-phenylethanol and 3-β-hydroxyethylindole. The cyclodipeptides, cyclo(proline-leucine) and cyclo(proline-phenylalanine) were also isolated from cultures of Candida albicans, but did not inhibit the growth of the fungus.

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