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Structures of the venturamides
Venturamide A
Venturamide B

The venturamides are cyclic peptides isolated from Oscillatoria, a Panamanian marine cyanobacterium. They have anti-malarial activity, and are the first peptides with this activity to have been found in cyanobacteria.[1]


  1. ^ Linington, R. G.; González, J.; Ureña, L.-D.; Romero, L. I.; Ortega-Barría, E.; Gerwick, W. H. (2007). "Venturamides A and B:  Antimalarial Constituents of the Panamanian Marine Cyanobacterium Oscillatoria sp". 70 (3): 397–401. doi:10.1021/np0605790.