Sample records for alkaloids total synthesis

  1. Total synthesis, biosynthesis and biological profiles of clavine alkaloids.

    McCabe, Stephanie R; Wipf, Peter


    This review highlights noteworthy synthetic and biological aspects of the clavine subfamily of ergot alkaloids. Recent biosynthetic insights have laid the groundwork for a better understanding of the diverse biological pathways leading to these indole derivatives. Ergot alkaloids were among the first fungal-derived natural products identified, inspiring pharmaceutical applications in CNS disorders, migraine, infective diseases, and cancer. Pergolide, for example, is a semi-synthetic clavine alkaloid that has been used to treat Parkinson's disease. Synthetic activities have been particularly valuable to facilitate access to rare members of the Clavine family and empower medicinal chemistry research. Improved molecular target identification tools and a better understanding of signaling pathways can now be deployed to further extend the biological and medical utility of Clavine alkaloids. PMID:27215547

  2. The Total Synthesis of Galbulimima Alkaloid (+/-) G. B. 13 and the Development of an Anomalous Heck Reaction

    Larson, Kimberly Katherine


    This dissertation describes our strategy for the total synthesis of Galbulimima alkaloid ()-G. B. 13. First, an overview of the isolation and structural classification of the twenty-eight alkaloids in the Galbulimima family is presented. Proposals for the biosyntheses of these natural products as well as the determination of their absolute stereochemical relationships are discussed. Additionally, the biological and medicinal properties of himbacine, another Galbulimima alkaloid, are present...

  3. Copper catalysed synthesis of indolylquinazolinone alkaloid bouchardatine

    Mayavan Viji; Rajagopal Nagarajan


    We describe the total synthesis of indolylquinazolinone alkaloid bouchardatine and some of the quinazolinone derivatives. The aerobic oxidation induced by copper(I) bromide, followed by Vilsmeier-Haack formylation gives the natural product bouchardatine alkaloid in good yield.

  4. First total synthesis of a guanidine alkaloid Nitensidine D using immobilized ionic liquid, microwaves and formamidinesulfinic acid

    Shallu; M L Sharma; Jasvinder Singh


    An efficient first total synthesis of a naturally occurring guanidine alkaloid, Nitensidine D isolated from ethanol extract of Pterogyne nitens has been described. Geraniol has been used as the starting material. N-alkylation of phthalimide has been achieved using immobilized ionic liquid and formamidinesulfinic acid acts as the guanylating reagent.

  5. Cytotoxic 1,3-Thiazole and 1,2,4-Thiadiazole Alkaloids from Penicillium oxalicum: Structural Elucidation and Total Synthesis

    Zheng Yang


    Full Text Available Two new thiazole and thiadiazole alkaloids, penicilliumthiamine A and B (2 and 3, were isolated from the culture broth of Penicillium oxalicum, a fungus found in Acrida cinerea. Their structures were elucidated mainly by spectroscopic analysis, total synthesis and X-ray crystallographic analysis. Biological evaluations indicated that compound 1, 3a and 3 exhibit potent cytotoxicity against different cancer cell lines through inhibiting the phosphorylation of AKT/PKB (Ser 473, one of important cancer drugs target.

  6. Synthesis of the isoquinoline alkaloid, crispine C

    Blair, A.; Stevenson, L; Sutherland, A


    The first total synthesis of the isoquinoline alkaloid, crispine C is described in seven steps using a Henry reaction and the Pictet–Gams variant of the Bischler–Napieralski reaction to effect the key transformations.

  7. A strategy for complex dimer formation when biomimicry fails: total synthesis of ten coccinellid alkaloids.

    Sherwood, Trevor C; Trotta, Adam H; Snyder, Scott A


    Although dimeric natural products can often be synthesized in the laboratory by directly merging advanced monomers, these approaches sometimes fail, leading instead to non-natural architectures via incorrect unions. Such a situation arose during our studies of the coccinellid alkaloids, when attempts to directly dimerize Nature's presumed monomeric precursors in a putative biomimetic sequence afforded only a non-natural analogue through improper regiocontrol. Herein, we outline a unique strategy for dimer formation that obviates these difficulties, one which rapidly constructs the coccinellid dimers psylloborine A and isopsylloborine A through a terminating sequence of two reaction cascades that generate five bonds, five rings, and four stereocenters. In addition, a common synthetic intermediate is identified which allows for the rapid, asymmetric formal or complete total syntheses of eight monomeric members of the class. PMID:24959981

  8. Total Synthesis of the Strychnos Alkaloid (+)-Minfiensine: Tandem Enantioselective Intramolecular Heck–Iminium Ion Cyclization

    Dounay, Amy B.; Humphreys, Philip G.; Overman, Larry E.; Wrobleski, Aaron D.


    A 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-9a,4a-(iminoethano)-9H-carbazole (4) is a central structural feature of the Strychnos alkaloid minfiensine (1) and akuammiline alkaloids such as vincorine (5) and echitamine (6). A cascade catalytic asymmetric Heck-iminium cyclization was developed that rapidly provides 3,4-dihydro-9a,4a-(iminoethano)-9H-carbazoles in high enantiomeric purity. Two sequences were developed for advancing 3,4-dihydro-9a,4a-(iminoethano)-9H-carbazole 27 to (+)-minfiensine. In our first-genera...

  9. A Global and Local Desymmetrization Approach to the Synthesis of Steroidal Alkaloids: Stereocontrolled Total Synthesis of Paspaline

    Sharpe, Robert J.; Johnson, Jeffrey S.


    A stereocontrolled total synthesis of the indole diterpenoid natural product paspaline is described. Key steps include a highly diastereoselective enzymatic desymmetrization, substrate-directed epoxidation, Ireland-Claisen rearrangement, and diastereotopic group selective C–H acetoxylation to assemble the target with excellent stereofidelity. The route and results described herein outline complementary conceptual disconnections in the arena of steroid natural product synthesis.

  10. A Strategy for Complex Dimer Formation When Biomimicry Fails: Total Synthesis of Ten Coccinellid Alkaloids

    Sherwood, Trevor C.; Trotta, Adam H.; Snyder, Scott A.


    Although dimeric natural products can often be synthesized in the laboratory by directly merging advanced monomers, these approaches sometimes fail, leading instead to non-natural architectures via incorrect unions. Such a situation arose during our studies of the coccinellid alkaloids, when attempts to directly dimerize Nature’s presumed monomeric precursors in a putative biomimetic sequence afforded only a non-natural analogue through improper regiocontrol. Herein, we outline a unique strat...

  11. An efficient synthesis of loline alkaloids

    Cakmak, Mesut; Mayer, Peter; Trauner, Dirk


    Loline (1) is a small alkaloid that, in spite of its simple-looking structure, has posed surprising challenges to synthetic chemists. It has been known for more than a century and has been the subject of extensive biological investigations, but only two total syntheses have been achieved to date. Here, we report an asymmetric total synthesis of loline that, with less then ten steps, is remarkably short. Our synthesis incorporates a Sharpless epoxidation, a Grubbs olefin metathesis and an unprecedented transannular aminobromination, which converts an eight-membered cyclic carbamate into a bromopyrrolizidine. The synthesis is marked by a high degree of chemo- and stereoselectivity and gives access to several members of the loline alkaloid family. It delivers sufficient material to support a programme aimed at studying the complex interactions between plants, fungi, insects and bacteria brokered by loline alkaloids.

  12. Preparation of amino-substituted indenes and 1,4-dihydronaphthalenes using a one-pot multireaction approach: total synthesis of oxybenzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids

    Ewen D. D. Calder; McGonagle, Fiona I.; Harkiss, Alexander H.; McGonagle, Grant A.; Sutherland, Andrew


    Allylic trichloroacetimidates bearing a 2-vinyl or 2-allylaryl group have been designed as substrates for a one-pot, two-step multi-bond-forming process leading to the general preparation of aminoindenes and amino-substituted 1,4-dihydronaphthalenes. The synthetic utility of the privileged structures formed from this one-pot process was demonstrated with the total synthesis of four oxybenzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids, oxychelerythrine, oxysanguinarine, oxynitidine, and oxyavicine. An intramol...

  13. Preparation of amino-substituted indenes and 1,4-dihydronaphthalenes using a one-pot multireaction approach: total synthesis of oxybenzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids.

    Calder, Ewen D D; McGonagle, Fiona I; Harkiss, Alexander H; McGonagle, Grant A; Sutherland, Andrew


    Allylic trichloroacetimidates bearing a 2-vinyl or 2-allylaryl group have been designed as substrates for a one-pot, two-step multi-bond-forming process leading to the general preparation of aminoindenes and amino-substituted 1,4-dihydronaphthalenes. The synthetic utility of the privileged structures formed from this one-pot process was demonstrated with the total synthesis of four oxybenzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids, oxychelerythrine, oxysanguinarine, oxynitidine, and oxyavicine. An intramolecular biaryl Heck coupling reaction, catalyzed using the Hermann-Beller palladacycle was used to effect the key step during the synthesis of the natural products. PMID:25060853

  14. Synthesis of the Marine Pyrroloiminoquinone Alkaloids, Discorhabdins

    Yasufumi Wada


    Full Text Available Manynatural products with biologically interesting structures have been isolated from marine animals and plants such as sponges, corals, worms, etc. Some of them are discorhabdin alkaloids. The discorhabdin alkaloids (discorhabdin A-X, isolated from marine sponges, have a unique structure with azacarbocyclic spirocyclohexanone and pyrroloiminoquinone units. Due to their prominent potent antitumor activity, discorhabdins have attracted considerable attention. Many studies have been reported toward the synthesis of discorhabdins. We have accomplished the first total synthesis of discorhabdin A (1, having the strongest activity in vitro among discorhabdins in 2003. In 2009, we have also accomplished the first total synthesis of prianosin B (2, having the 16,17-dehydropyrroloiminoquinone moiety, by a novel dehydrogenation reaction with a catalytic amount of NaN3. These synthetic studies, as well as syntheses of the discorhabdins by various chemists to-date, are reviewed here.

  15. Total synthesis of atropurpuran.

    Gong, Jing; Chen, Huan; Liu, Xiao-Yu; Wang, Zhi-Xiu; Nie, Wei; Qin, Yong


    Due to their architectural intricacy and biological significance, the synthesis of polycyclic diterpenes and their biogenetically related alkaloids have been the subject of considerable interest over the last few decades, with progress including the impressive synthesis of several elusive targets. Despite tremendous efforts, conquering the unique structural types of this large natural product family remains a long-term challenge. The arcutane diterpenes and related alkaloids, bearing a congested tetracyclo[,9).0(4,12)]tridecane unit, are included in these unsolved enigmas. Here we report a concise approach to the construction of the core structure of these molecules and the first total synthesis of (±)-atropurpuran. Pivotal features of the synthesis include an oxidative dearomatization/intramolecular Diels-Alder cycloaddition cascade, sequential aldol and ketyl-olefin cyclizations to assemble the highly caged framework, and a chemoselective and stereoselective reduction to install the requisite allylic hydroxyl group in the target molecule. PMID:27387707

  16. Total Synthesis of Millingtonine.

    Brown, Patrick D; Lawrence, Andrew L


    Millingtonine is a glycosidic alkaloid that exists as a pair of pseudo-enantiomeric diastereomers. Consideration of the likely biosynthetic origins of this unusual natural product has resulted in the development of a seven-step total synthesis. Results from this synthetic work provide evidence in support of a proposed network of biosynthetic pathways that can account for the formation of several phenylethanoid natural products. PMID:27249628

  17. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Gliocladin C

    Overman, Larry E.; Shin, Youseung


    The first total synthesis of gliocladin C, a fungal-derived marine alkaloid containing a rare trioxopiperazine fragment, is reported. This asymmetric synthesis establishes the absolute configuration of this structurally novel natural product.

  18. Total Synthesis of (-)-Daphenylline.

    Yamada, Ryosuke; Adachi, Yohei; Yokoshima, Satoshi; Fukuyama, Tohru


    Total synthesis of (-)-daphenylline, a hexacyclic Daphniphyllum alkaloid, was achieved. Construction of the tricyclic DEF ring system was initiated by asymmetric Negishi coupling followed by an intramolecular Friedel-Crafts reaction. Installation of a side chain onto the tricyclic core was carried out through Sonogashira coupling, stereocontrolled Claisen rearrangement by taking advantage of the characteristic conformation of the tricyclic DEF core, and the stereoselective alkylation of a lactone. After the introduction of a glycine unit, the ABC ring system was stereoselectively constructed through intramolecular cycloaddition of the cyclic azomethine ylide. PMID:27062676

  19. Total synthesis of (±)-isophellibiline

    Funk, Raymond L.; Belmar, Johannes


    The total synthesis of (±)-isophellibiline is described. This represents the first synthesis of a member of the nonaromatic homoerythrinan family of alkaloids. The tetracyclic ring system of the natural product was quickly assembled by a strategy that features a retrocycloaddition/cycloaddition reaction of an amidodioxin, an intramolecular Heck reaction and a 6π-electrocyclic ring closure of a dienoic acid.

  20. An Improved High Yield Total Synthesis and Cytotoxicity Study of the Marine Alkaloid Neoamphimedine: An ATP-Competitive Inhibitor of Topoisomerase IIα and Potent Anticancer Agent

    Linfeng Li


    Full Text Available Recently, we characterized neoamphimedine (neo as an ATP-competitive inhibitor of the ATPase domain of human Topoisomerase IIα. Thus far, neo is the only pyridoacridine with this mechanism of action. One limiting factor in the development of neo as a therapeutic agent has been access to sufficient amounts of material for biological testing. Although there are two reported syntheses of neo, both require 12 steps with low overall yields (≤6%. In this article, we report an improved total synthesis of neo achieved in 10 steps with a 25% overall yield. In addition, we report an expanded cytotoxicity study using a panel of human cancer cell lines, including: breast, colorectal, lung, and leukemia. Neo displays potent cytotoxicity (nM IC50 values in all, with significant potency against colorectal cancer (lowest IC50 = 6 nM. We show that neo is cytotoxic not cytostatic, and that neo exerts cytotoxicity by inducing G2-M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.

  1. Two-directional synthesis as a tool for diversity-oriented synthesis: Synthesis of alkaloid scaffolds

    Kieron M. G. O’Connell; Monica Díaz-Gavilán; Galloway, Warren R. J. D.; Spring, David R.


    Two-directional synthesis represents an ideal strategy for the rapid elaboration of simple starting materials and their subsequent transformation into complex molecular architectures. As such, it is becoming recognised as an enabling technology for diversity-oriented synthesis. Herein, we provide a thorough account of our work combining two-directional synthesis with diversity-oriented synthesis, with particular reference to the synthesis of polycyclic alkaloid scaffolds.

  2. Total Synthesis of (-)-Cardiopetaline.

    Nishiyama, Yoshitake; Yokoshima, Satoshi; Fukuyama, Tohru


    The total synthesis of (-)-cardiopetaline, an aconitine-type natural product, has been accomplished. Our synthesis involved a Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement of a sulfonyloxirane that enabled, in a single step, the construction of the bicyclo[3.2.1] system in the aconitine skeleton and effective introduction of oxygen functional groups at the appropriate positions. PMID:27166640

  3. Unified Synthesis of 10-Oxygenated Lycopodium Alkaloids: Impact of C10-Stereochemistry on Reactivity.

    Saha, Mrinmoy; Li, Xin; Collett, Nathan D; Carter, Rich G


    The pronounced impact of the C10 stereochemistry on the successful construction of a polycyclic Lycopodium alkaloid scaffold has been explored. A wide range of reaction conditions and functionality were investigated to control a keto sulfone Michael addition to construct the C7-C12 linkage. An unexpected, overriding impact of the C10 stereochemistry in stereoselectivity and reaction rate in the Michael addition was observed. Furthermore, divergent reactivity of a conformationally accelerated, intramolecular Mannich cyclization based on the C10 stereochemistry was discovered. The successful execution of this synthetic route resulted in the total synthesis of all three known 10-oxygenated Lycopodium alkaloids: 10-hydroxylycopodine, paniculine, and deacetylpaniculine. PMID:27353498

  4. Synthesis studies on the Melodinus alkaloid meloscine

    Feldman, Ken S.; Antoline, Joshua F.


    The pentacyclic Melodinus alkaloid (±)-meloscine was synthesized in 19 chemical steps from 2-bromobenzaldehyde through a route featuring an allenyl azide cyclization cascade to deliver the core azabicyclo[3.3.0]octane substructure. Peripheral functionalization of this core included a Tollens-type aldol condensation to set the quaternary center at C(20) and a diastereoselective ring closing metathesis to forge the tetrahydropyridine ring.

  5. Total Synthesis of Teixobactin.

    Giltrap, Andrew M; Dowman, Luke J; Nagalingam, Gayathri; Ochoa, Jessica L; Linington, Roger G; Britton, Warwick J; Payne, Richard J


    The first total synthesis of the cyclic depsipeptide natural product teixobactin is described. Synthesis was achieved by solid-phase peptide synthesis, incorporating the unusual l-allo-enduracididine as a suitably protected synthetic cassette and employing a key on-resin esterification and solution-phase macrolactamization. The synthetic natural product was shown to possess potent antibacterial activity against a range of Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria, including a virulent strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). PMID:27191730

  6. Total synthesis of teixobactin.

    Jin, Kang; Sam, Iek Hou; Po, Kathy Hiu Laam; Lin, Du'an; Ghazvini Zadeh, Ebrahim H; Chen, Sheng; Yuan, Yu; Li, Xuechen


    To cope with the global bacterial multidrug resistance, scientific communities have devoted significant efforts to develop novel antibiotics, particularly those with new modes of actions. Teixobactin, recently isolated from uncultured bacteria, is considered as a promising first-in-class drug candidate for clinical development. Herein, we report its total synthesis by a highly convergent Ser ligation approach and this strategy allows us to prepare several analogues of the natural product. PMID:27484680

  7. Total synthesis of ochnaflavone

    Monica M. Ndoile; van Heerden, Fanie R


    The first total syntheses of ochnaflavone, an asymmetric biflavone consisting of apigenin and luteolin moieties, and the permethyl ether of 2,3,2'',3''-tetrahydroochnaflavone have been achieved. The key steps in the synthesis of ochnaflavone were the formation of a diaryl ether and ring cyclization of an ether-linked dimeric chalcone to assemble the two flavone nuclei. Optimal experimental conditions for the oxidative cyclization to form ochnaflavone were established.

  8. Total synthesis of ochnaflavone

    Monica M. Ndoile


    Full Text Available The first total syntheses of ochnaflavone, an asymmetric biflavone consisting of apigenin and luteolin moieties, and the permethyl ether of 2,3,2'',3''-tetrahydroochnaflavone have been achieved. The key steps in the synthesis of ochnaflavone were the formation of a diaryl ether and ring cyclization of an ether-linked dimeric chalcone to assemble the two flavone nuclei. Optimal experimental conditions for the oxidative cyclization to form ochnaflavone were established.

  9. Total synthesis of (-)-spinosyn A.

    Mergott, Dustin J; Frank, Scott A; Roush, William R


    A convergent, highly stereoselective total synthesis of (-)-spinosyn A (1) is described. Key features of the synthesis include the transannular Diels-Alder reaction of macrocyclic pentaene 11 and the transannular Morita-Baylis-Hillman cyclization of 12 that generates tetracycle 26. The total synthesis of (-)-spinosyn A was completed by a sequence involving the highly beta-selective glycosidation reaction of 13 and glycosyl imidate 30. PMID:15173590

  10. Studies on quantitative determination of total alkaloids and berberine in five origins of crude medicine "Sankezhen".

    Li, Luyang; Long, Weifang; Wan, Xiangluan; Ding, Qi; Zhang, Fei; Wan, Dingrong


    The roots of Berberis plants are widely used as a traditional Chinese medicine called "Sankezhen", having the activities of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and the ingredients are alkaloids. This work aims to study and compare the total alkaloids and individual alkaloid (berberine) contents in roots and stems from five origins of Berberis plants (Berberis soulieana Schneid., B. henryana Schneid., B. triacanthophora Fedde, B. gagnepainii Schneid. and B. bergmanniae Schneid.) and provides some references for resource and quality evaluation of the medicine. Acid dye colorimetry and high-performance liquid chromatography were used in the determination. The results showed that the contents for the total alkaloids in root and stem samples were in the range of 1.60-4.72% and 0.76-2.70%, while those of the berberine were 0.70-2.92% and 0.23-1.07%. With higher contents of the total alkaloids and berberine, the roots of B. soulieana, B. gagnepainii and B. bergmanniae were good sources of "Sankezhen". Meanwhile, the contents were also high in stems of the three plants, indicating that the stems were likely to be alternative sources of "Sankezhen" after further research. As the results of precision, stability and recovery tests shown, the methods were simple, rapid and reliable, and provided valuable basis for quality evaluation and new resource investigation of "Sankezhen". PMID:25013028

  11. Synthesis of 1-Substituted Isoquinolines by Heterocyclization of TosMIC Derivatives: Total Synthesis of Cassiarin A.

    Gutiérrez, Sara; Coppola, Anna; Sucunza, David; Burgos, Carolina; Vaquero, Juan J


    A new method for the synthesis of 1-substituted isoquinolines by a heterocyclization that involves α-benzyl TosMIC derivatives and different electrophiles has been developed. This methodology has been successfully applied to a total synthesis of cassiarin A, an alkaloid with potent antiplasmodial activity against Plasmodium falciparum. PMID:27351205

  12. Total Synthesis of Propolisbenzofuran B†

    Jones, Brian T.; Avetta, Christopher T.; Thomson, Regan J.


    The first total synthesis of propolisbenzofuran B, a bioactive natural product isolated from honeybee propolis resin, is reported. The convergent synthesis makes use of a silicon-tether controlled oxidative ketone–ketone cross-coupling and a novel benzofuran-generating cascade reaction to deliver the core structure of the natural product from readily prepared precursors.

  13. Total Synthesis of Kealiinines A-C, Kealiiquinone, 2-Deoxy-2-aminokealiiquinone and Study Towards Total Synthesis of Spirocalcaridines A-B

    Das, Jayanta Kumar

    Our group is mainly interested in the total synthesis of imidazole-containing alkaloids along with other kinds of alkaloids. A new family of imidazole alkaloids, the Leucetta alkaloids, is a group of 60 or so 2-aminoimidazole natural products found in marine sponges, which have received substantial attention recently because of their challenging structures and strong biological activities. Over the past few years, our laboratory has developed several synthetic methods for the total synthesis of 2-aminoimidazole alkaloids using site selective functionalization of polyhaloimidazoles. By using the above synthetic strategy, the development of high yielding and protecting group-free total syntheses of the reported structures of the Leucetta alkaloids kealiinine A-C has been accomplished. In addition to the challenging syntheses of these, our data unequivocally prove that the reported structures of those natural products did not match synthetic material due to discrepancies in the interpretation of spectroscopic data during initial isolation and characterization. Finally, the correct structure assignment was achieved with the help of extensive experimentation using 2D NMR spectroscopy (HMBC, HSQC and ROESY) and X-ray crystallography of these synthetic natural products. A second set of targets was accessed using a biosynthetic guided strategy according to which, kealiinine C would serve as a precursor to kealiiquinone and 2-deoxy-2-aminokealiiquinone. The synthesis of both alkaloids was completed from a late stage intermediate from the kealiinine C synthesis by oxidation. Although the first total synthesis of kealiiquinone was accomplished by Ohta et al. in 1995, the current method was protecting group-free and required only 6 steps in comparison to 12 steps by the Japanese group. The first total synthesis of the 2-amino congener was also accomplished. After successful syntheses of those natural products, in collaboration with Dr. Mandal's group, the cytotoxicity of these

  14. Concise total synthesis and structural revision of (+)-pestalazine B.

    Pérez-Balado, Carlos; de Lera, Angel R


    A convergent synthesis of the proposed structure of (+)-pestalazine B has been achieved in 4 steps using the N-alkylation of an unprotected tryptophan diketopiperazine with a 3a-bromopyrrolidinoindoline as the key step. Although its structure was confirmed by X-ray analysis, the spectroscopic data did not match those of the natural product. The versatility of the methodology allowed the preparation of several diastereomers, and the database generated led to the proposal of an isomeric structure for the natural alkaloid where the d-leucine and d-phenylalanine residues exchanged positions, which was corroborated by total synthesis. PMID:20848034

  15. Diastereoselective Total Synthesis of (-)-Galiellalactone.

    Kim, Taewoo; Han, Young Taek; An, Hongchan; Kim, Kyeojin; Lee, Jeeyeon; Suh, Young-Ger


    An enantioselective total synthesis of (-)-galiellalactone has been accomplished. The key features of the synthesis involve the highly stereoselective construction of the cis-trisubstituted cyclopentane intermediate by a Pd(0)-catalyzed cyclization, the stereospecific introduction of an angular hydroxyl group by Riley oxidation, and the efficient construction of the tricyclic system of (-)-galiellalactone via a combination of diastereoselective Hosomi-Sakurai crotylation and ring-closing metathesis (RCM). PMID:26544529

  16. First total synthesis of Boehmenan

    Yamu Xia; Xiaoli Dai; Haixin Liu; Chen Chai


    The first total synthesis of dilignan Boehmenan has been achieved. A biomimetic oxidative coupling of the ferulic acid methyl ester in the presence of silver oxide is the crucial step in the synthesis sequence, generating the dihydrobenzofuran skeleton. Hydroxyl group was protected with DHP and reducted with LiAlH4 to afford the intermediate diol. The diol was condensated with the derivative of ferulic acid, then removed the protecting groups, to get Boehmenan. Meanwhile, a study on the ring-opening reaction of the intermediate dihydrobenzofuran neolignan under base conditions was described.

  17. Simple Indolizidine and Quinolizidine Alkaloids.

    Michael, Joseph P


    This review of simple indolizidine and quinolizidine alkaloids (i.e., those in which the parent bicyclic systems are in general not embedded in polycyclic arrays) is an update of the previous coverage in Volume 55 of this series (2001). The present survey covers the literature from mid-1999 to the end of 2013; and in addition to aspects of the isolation, characterization, and biological activity of the alkaloids, much emphasis is placed on their total synthesis. A brief introduction to the topic is followed by an overview of relevant alkaloids from fungal and microbial sources, among them slaframine, cyclizidine, Steptomyces metabolites, and the pantocins. The important iminosugar alkaloids lentiginosine, steviamine, swainsonine, castanospermine, and related hydroxyindolizidines are dealt with in the subsequent section. The fourth and fifth sections cover metabolites from terrestrial plants. Pertinent plant alkaloids bearing alkyl, functionalized alkyl or alkenyl substituents include dendroprimine, anibamine, simple alkaloids belonging to the genera Prosopis, Elaeocarpus, Lycopodium, and Poranthera, and bicyclic alkaloids of the lupin family. Plant alkaloids bearing aryl or heteroaryl substituents include ipalbidine and analogs, secophenanthroindolizidine and secophenanthroquinolizidine alkaloids (among them septicine, julandine, and analogs), ficuseptine, lasubines, and other simple quinolizidines of the Lythraceae, the simple furyl-substituted Nuphar alkaloids, and a mixed quinolizidine-quinazoline alkaloid. The penultimate section of the review deals with the sizable group of simple indolizidine and quinolizidine alkaloids isolated from, or detected in, ants, mites, and terrestrial amphibians, and includes an overview of the "dietary hypothesis" for the origin of the amphibian metabolites. The final section surveys relevant alkaloids from marine sources, and includes clathryimines and analogs, stellettamides, the clavepictines and pictamine, and bis

  18. Pharmacological Evaluation of Total Alkaloids from Nux Vomica: Effect of Reducing Strychnine Contents

    Jun Chen


    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to investigate the possibility of improving the therapeutic efficacy of the total alkaloid fraction (TAF extracted from processed nux vomica by reducing the strychnine contents. Most strychnine was removed from TAF to obtain the modified total alkaloid fraction (MTAF. The toxicity and pharmacokinetics of TAF and MTAF were further investigated and compared besides their antitumor, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. The results showed that the ratios of brucine to strychnine were 1:2.05 and 2.2:1 for TAF and MTAF, respectively, and the toxicity of TAF was about 3.17-fold higher than that of MTAF. Compared to brucine alone, the elimination of brucine was found to be inhibited by other alkaloids in TAF or MTAF except strychnine. Significantly increased pharmacological activities when administered by the oral route were obtained with MTAF in comparison to TAF and nux vomica powder (NVP. In summary, MTAF might replace NVP and TAF in the clinical application of Chinese medicine to obtain much higher efficacy.

  19. Stereoselective Total Synthesis of Mycalamides

    Masahiro Toyota


    @@ 1Introduction Mycalamides A (1a) and B (1b) are potent antiviral compounds from a New Zealand sponge of the genus Mycale. Apart from their antitumor property, mycalamide A (1a) exhibits immunosuppressive action by blocking T-cell activation in mice and is significantly more potent than FK-506 and cyclosporine A. Because of their intriguing biological activity, unique structures and scarce supply of these natural products, mycalamides A (1a) and B (1b) have attracted considerable attention as target molecules for total synthesis, and total, formal, or partial syntheses of this family of compounds have been reported[1,2].

  20. A Concise Total Synthesis of S-(+)-Tylophorine

    JIN,Zhong; WANG,Qing-Min; LI,Hao; LIU,Yu-Xiu; LI,Shi-Pu; HUANG,Run-Qiu


    @@ Phenanthroindolizidine alkaloids, which exhibit extensively biological properties, are widely present at various plants of the Asclepiadaceae family.[1] The significantly biological importance of these natural products has attracted considerable synthetic efforts.[2] We herein report an efficiently asyinmetric synthesis of S-(+)-tylophorine (1), as a typically representative alkaloids.

  1. Cu-Mediated Stille Reactions of Sterically Congested Fragments: Towards the Total Synthesis of Zoanthamine

    Nielsen, Thomas E.; Le Quement, Sebastian; Juhl, Martin; Tanner, David Ackland


    A study on the Stille reaction of alkenyl iodides and starmanes with structural resemblance to retrosynthetic fragments of a projected total synthesis of the marine alkaloid zoanthamine was carried out. A range of reaction conditions was examined, and a protocol developed by Corey utilizing excess...

  2. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel 3-Alkylpyridine Marine Alkaloid Analogs with Promising Anticancer Activity

    Alessandra Mirtes Marques Neves Gonçalves; Aline Brito de Lima; Maria Cristina da Silva Barbosa; Luiz Fernando de Camargos; Júlia Teixeira Oliveira; Camila de Souza Barbosa; José Augusto Ferreira Perez Villar; André Carvalho Costa; Isabella Viana Gomes da Silva; Luciana Maria Silva; Fernando de Pilla Varotti; Fabio Vieira dos Santos; Gustavo Henrique Ribeiro Viana


    Cancer continues to be one of the most important health problems worldwide, and the identification of novel drugs and treatments to address this disease is urgent. During recent years, marine organisms have proven to be a promising source of new compounds with action against tumoral cell lines. Here, we describe the synthesis and anticancer activity of eight new 3-alkylpyridine alkaloid (3-APA) analogs in four steps and with good yields. The key step for the synthesis of these compounds is a ...

  3. Isolation, structure elucidation, and biomimetic total synthesis of versicolamide B and the isolation of antipodal (-)-stephacidin A and (+)-notoamide B from Aspergillus versicolor

    A new prenylated indole alkaloid, versicolamide B, was isolated from cultures of Aspergillus versicolor NRRL 35600. The structure was assigned by 2D NMR data, and confirmed by a biomimetic total synthesis. Versicolamide B is the first member of the paraherquamide-stephacidin family of alkaloids fo...

  4. Total Synthesis of the Ammosamides

    Hughes, Chambers C.; Fenical, William


    The ammosamides A-C are chlorinated pyrrolo[4,3,2-de]quinoline metabolites isolated from the marine-derived Streptomyces strain CNR-698. The natural products, which possess a dense array of heteroatoms, were synthesized in 17–19 steps from 4-chloroisatin. That the five nitrogen atoms were introduced at the appropriate time and in a suitable oxidation state was key to the success of the total synthesis. Compared to synthetic deschloro ammosamide B, natural ammosamide B is much less susceptible to oxidative degradation. PMID:20131899

  5. Synthesis of bicyclic alkaloids from the iridoid antirrhinoside

    Frederiksen, Signe Maria

    The present thesis describes the isolation of the iridoid glucoside antirrhinoside from Antirrhinum majus, and the approaches made towards its transformation into analogues of biologically active compounds, with special interest in syntheses of bicyclic alkaloids.A synthetic piperidine monoterpene...... alkaloids. The corresponding ditosyl derivative was treated with benzylamine to afford a bicyclic N-benzylated pyrrolidine. An alternative starting material was prepared from 5,6:4',6'-di-O-isopropylidene antirrhinoside by reduction with lithium aluminum hydride. Subsequent ozonolysis and sodium borohydride...... gave the expected triol. The corresponding ditosyl derivative was treated with benzylamine or 2-methoxy-benzylamine to afford bicyclic pyrrolidines in 54-66% yield. The isopropylidene protection was removed and the unprotected pyrrolidine was acylated with benzoyl chloride to afford a potential...

  6. Modular Total Synthesis of Protein Kinase C Activator (-)-Indolactam V.

    Haynes-Smith, Jeremy; Diaz, Italia; Billingsley, Kelvin L


    A concise, eight-step total synthesis of (-)-indolactam V, a nanomolar agonist of protein kinase C, is reported. The synthesis relies upon an efficient copper-catalyzed amino acid arylation to establish the indole C4-nitrogen bond. This cross-coupling method is applicable to a range of hydrophobic amino acids, providing a platform for further diversification of indolactam alkaloid scaffolds and studies on their potent biological activity. PMID:27074538

  7. Screening for total ergot alkaloids in rye flour by planar solid phase extraction-fluorescence detection and mass spectrometry.

    Oellig, Claudia; Melde, Tina


    The analysis of ergot alkaloids is generally performed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to fluorescence detection (FLD) or mass selective detection. As for monitoring only the sum of ergot alkaloids is relevant, a fast and easy screening method for the determination of the total alkaloid content was developed using planar solid phase extraction (pSPE). Applying pSPE, recently introduced for pesticide residue analysis in fruits and vegetables (Oellig and Schwack, 2011) and tea (Oellig and Schwack, 2012), all ergot alkaloids are concentrated in a target zone followed by detection as the sum. The herein presented method includes an ammonium acetate buffered extraction step, followed by a fast liquid-liquid partitioning pre-cleaning before pSPE is performed on high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) amino plates with a single methanol development to separate the ergot alkaloids from the remaining matrix and to collect them in a single zone. For quantitation, the native fluorescence was used after dipping the plate in n-hexane/paraffin solution for fluorescence enhancement. Limits of detection and quantitation of 0.07 and 0.24mg/kg rye, respectively, expressed as ergocristine, were well below the currently applied quality criterion limit for rye. Near-100% recoveries were obtained at relevant spiking levels for different rye flour samples. Hence, the fast pSPE-FLD is an efficient and reliable method to screen for the total ergot alkaloid content in rye and a rapid alternative to the HPLC determination of individual alkaloids and to summing them up. HPTLC-MS additionally enables the identification of the ergot alkaloid composition by a single mass spectrum, when utilized as a fingerprint, offering an easy differentiation of Secale cornutum from different origins. PMID:26947163

  8. Pyridinoacridine alkaloids of marine origin: NMR and MS spectral data, synthesis, biosynthesis and biological activity

    Louis P. Sandjo


    Full Text Available This review focuses on pyridoacridine-related metabolites as one biologically interesting group of alkaloids identified from marine sources. They are produced by marine sponges, ascidians and tunicates, and they are structurally comprised of four to eight fused rings including heterocycles. Acridine, acridone, dihydroacridine, and quinolone cores are features regularly found in these alkaloid skeletons. The lack of hydrogen atoms next to quaternary carbon atoms for two or three rings makes the chemical shift assignment a difficult task. In this regard, one of the aims of this review is the compilation of previously reported, pyridoacridine 13C NMR data. Observations have been made on the delocalization of electrons and the presence of some functional groups that lead to changes in the chemical shift of some carbon resonances. The lack of mass spectra information for these alkaloids due to the compactness of their structures is further discussed. Moreover, the biosynthetic pathways of some of these metabolites have been shown since they could inspire biomimetic synthesis. The synthesis routes used to prepare members of these marine alkaloids (as well as their analogues, which are synthesized for biological purposes are also discussed. Pyridoacridines were found to have a large spectrum of bioactivity and this review highlights and compares the pharmacophores that are responsible for the observed bioactivity.

  9. Synthesis of some 11C-labelled alkaloids

    Using (11C)-methyl iodide in N-alkylation reactions in dimethylformamide (DMF), the alkaloids N-(11C-methyl)-morphine, N-(11C-methyl)-codeine, 6-N(methyl)-9, 10-dihydroergotamine, 6-N-(11C-methyl)-bromocriptine and N-(11C-methyl)-nicotine have been synthesized in radiochemical yields of 50-95%, within 5-10 min of introducing (11C)-methyl iodide into the reaction vial. (11C)-Methyl iodide was obtained within 4-7 min from (11C)-carbon dioxide prepared by the 14N(p,α)11C reaction. (Authors)

  10. Concise Enantiospecific Total Synthesis of Tubingensin A

    Goetz, Adam E.; Silberstein, Amanda L.; Corsello, Michael A.; Garg, Neil K.


    We report the enantiospecific total synthesis of (+)-tubingensin A. Our synthesis features an aryne cyclization to efficiently introduce the vicinal quaternary stereocenters of the natural product and proceeds in only nine steps (longest linear sequence) from known compounds.

  11. Total Synthesis and the Biological Activities of (±-Norannuradhapurine

    Surachai Nimgirawath


    Full Text Available The structure previously assigned to the phenolic noraporphine alkaloid, (--norannuradhapurine has been confirmed by a total synthesis of the racemic alkaloid in which the key step involved the formation of the C ring by a radical-initiated cyclization. although inactive against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC25932, Escherichia coli ATCC10536 and Candida albicans ATCC90028, (±-norannuradhapurine inhibits the production of NO, PGE2, TNF-a, IL-1b and IL-6 and the expression of iNOS and COX-2 in RAW 264.7 macrophages stimulated with LPS in vitro.

  12. Synthesis of some /sup 11/C-labelled alkaloids

    Laangstroem, B.; Antoni, G.; Halldin, H.; Svaerd, H.; Bergson, G. (Univ. of Uppsala (Sweden) Inst. of Chemistry)


    Using (/sup 11/C)-methyl iodide in N-alkylation reactions in dimethylformamide (DMF), the alkaloids N-(/sup 11/C-methyl)-morphine, N-(/sup 11/C-methyl)-codeine, 6-N(methyl)-9, 10-dihydroergotamine, 6-N-(/sup 11/C-methyl)-bromocriptine and N-(/sup 11/C-methyl)-nicotine have been synthesized in radiochemical yields of 50-95%, within 5-10 min of introducing (/sup 11/C)-methyl iodide into the reaction vial. (/sup 11/C)-Methyl iodide was obtained within 4-7 min from (/sup 11/C)-carbon dioxide prepared by the /sup 14/N(p,..cap alpha..)/sup 11/C reaction.

  13. Patterns of indole alkaloids synthesis in response to heat shock, 5-azacytidine and Na-butyrate treatment of cultured catharanthus roseus mesophyll protoplasts

    Alkaloids of C. roseus are in high demand for therapeutic and other reasons. Cultured Catharanthus cells can produce limited quantities of these alkaloids. The authors have found that cultured mesophyll protoplasts in the presence of 14C-Tryptamine are capable of synthesizing alkaloids. The pattern of alkaloids synthesis changes when protoplasts are subjected to a heat shock at 370C. The heat shocked protoplasts incorporated 33% more 14C-Tryptamine and produced 3 new types of alkaloids. Treatment of protoplasts with 5-azacytidine, a DNA hypomethylating agent and Na-butyrate which induces hyperacetylation of histones produced qualitative and quantitative changes in the alkaloid pattern. Four new alkaloids following the above treatments were detected by TLC and HPLC of the extracts. It is suggested that the alkaloid pattern of the cultured protoplasts can be altered by treatment with compounds known as regulators of gene expression. Work is in progress to isolate and identify these new alkaloids

  14. Patterns of indole alkaloids synthesis in response to heat shock, 5-azacytidine and Na-butyrate treatment of cultured catharanthus roseus mesophyll protoplasts

    Saleem, M.; Cutler, A.J.


    Alkaloids of C. roseus are in high demand for therapeutic and other reasons. Cultured Catharanthus cells can produce limited quantities of these alkaloids. The authors have found that cultured mesophyll protoplasts in the presence of /sup 14/C-Tryptamine are capable of synthesizing alkaloids. The pattern of alkaloids synthesis changes when protoplasts are subjected to a heat shock at 37/sup 0/C. The heat shocked protoplasts incorporated 33% more /sup 14/C-Tryptamine and produced 3 new types of alkaloids. Treatment of protoplasts with 5-azacytidine, a DNA hypomethylating agent and Na-butyrate which induces hyperacetylation of histones produced qualitative and quantitative changes in the alkaloid pattern. Four new alkaloids following the above treatments were detected by TLC and HPLC of the extracts. It is suggested that the alkaloid pattern of the cultured protoplasts can be altered by treatment with compounds known as regulators of gene expression. Work is in progress to isolate and identify these new alkaloids.

  15. Biodegradable poly(lactic acid) microspheres containing total alkaloids of Caulis sinomenii

    Wen Zhang; Xiaojie Lin; Xingxiang Zhang


    The fabrication of biodegradable poly(lactic acid) (PLA) microspheres containing total alkaloids of Caulis sinomenii was investigated. The formation, diameter, morphology and properties of the microspheres were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT–IR), laser particle size analyser and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), etc. In vitro releasing behaviour was also investigated using UV-Vis spectrometer. As a result, the drug-loaded microspheres with a narrower distributive, rounder and smoother surface were prepared. Drug-releasing behaviour from microspheres was affected by the concentration of emulsifier and the stirring rate. The results demonstrated that a medicated system, which can be potentially applied within a drug delivery system, was designed. This system acts in a systematic manner for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

  16. Effects of corydalis amabilis Migo total alkaloids on platelet cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP

    Corydalis amabilis Migo total alkaloids (COAMTA), isolated from the root of Corydalis decumbens (Thunb) Pers, possessed inhibitory action on ADP-induced blood platelet aggregation and the formation of thrombus in animal experiments. Its effects on the platelet cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP in incubated rabbit platelet were measured by radioimmunoassay. cAMP was significantly elevated when COAMTA was given 0.08-0.16 mg/ml PRP. In concentration up to 0.16 mg/ml PRP, COAMTA elevated cGMP, but the ratio value of cAMP/cGMP was much higher than that of control group. These results suggest that the anti-platelet activity of COAMTA were mediated through elevation of cAMP levels

  17. Double reductive cyclization: A facile synthesis of the indoloquinoline alkaloid cryptotackieine

    Parvatkar, P.T.; Parameswaran, P.S.; Tilve, S.G.

    University, Received 22 June 2007; revised 21 Available online Abstract—A new synthesis of the indoloquinoline alkaloid cryptotackieine, which involves a Perkin reaction, a tandem double reduction–double at the quinoline nitrogen. C211 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All...-4039/$ - see front matter C211 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.08.126 a facile synthesis cryptotackieine an a, * and S. G. Tilve b, * Dona Paula, Goa 403 207, India Taleigao Plateau, Goa 403 206, India 2007; accepted 30 August...

  18. Total synthesis of solanoeclepin A

    Tanino, Keiji; Takahashi, Motomasa; Tomata, Yoshihide; Tokura, Hiroshi; Uehara, Taketo; Narabu, Takashi; Miyashita, Masaaki


    Cyst nematodes are troublesome parasites that live on, and destroy, a range of important host vegetable plants. Damage caused by the potato cyst nematode has now been reported in over 50 countries. One approach to eliminating the problem is to stimulate early hatching of the nematodes, but key hatching stimuli are not naturally available in sufficient quantities to do so. Here, we report the first chemical synthesis of solanoeclepin A, the key hatch-stimulating substance for potato cyst nematode. The crucial steps in our synthesis are an intramolecular cyclization reaction for construction of the highly strained tricyclo[,6]decane skeleton (DEF ring system) and an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction of a furan derivative for the synthesis of the ABC carbon framework. The present synthesis has the potential to contribute to addressing one of the critical food issues of the twenty-first century.

  19. Synthesis of Carbazole Alkaloids by Ring-Closing Metathesis and Ring Rearrangement-Aromatization.

    Dhara, Kalyan; Mandal, Tirtha; Das, Joydeb; Dash, Jyotirmayee


    Aprocess for the assembly of carbazole alkaloids has been developed on the basis of ring-closing metathesis (RCM) and ringrearrangement-aromatization (RRA) as the key steps. This method is based on allyl Grignard addition to isatin derivatives to provide smooth access to 2,2-diallyl 3-oxindole derivatives through a 1,2-allyl shift. The diallyl derivatives were used as RCM precursors to afford a novel class of spirocyclopentene-3-oxindole derivatives, which underwent a novel RRA reaction to afford carbazole derivatives. The synthetic sequence to carbazoles was shortened by combining the RCM and RRA steps in an orthogonal tandem catalytic process. The utility of this methodology was further demonstrated by the straightforward synthesis of carbazole alkaloids, including amukonal derivative, girinimbilol, heptaphylline, and bis(2-hydroxy-3-methylcarbazole). PMID:26768698

  20. A Convergent Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (-)-Perhydrohistrionicotoxin with an Intramolecular Imino Ene-type Reaction as a Key Step

    Tanner, David Ackland; Hagberg, Lars


    A convergent enantioselective total synthesis of the neurotoxic spirocyclic alkaloid (-)-perhydrohistrionicotoxin (2) is described. A Lewis acid-mediated intramolecular imine ene-type reaction was used for the key spirocyclisation step (14 to 3, with 3 being obtained as a single diastereoisomer...

  1. New Perspectives in the Chemistry of Marine Pyridoacridine Alkaloids

    Alois Plodek; Franz Bracher


    Secondary metabolites from marine organisms are a rich source of novel leads for drug development. Among these natural products, polycyclic aromatic alkaloids of the pyridoacridine type have attracted the highest attention as lead compounds for the development of novel anti-cancer and anti-infective drugs. Numerous sophisticated total syntheses of pyridoacridine alkaloids have been worked out, and many of them have also been extended to the synthesis of libraries of analogues of the alkaloids...

  2. Total Synthesis of (-)-Luminacin D.

    Malassis, Julien; Bartlett, Nathan; Hands, Kane; Selby, Matthew D; Linclau, Bruno


    A second-generation synthesis of (-)-luminacin D based on an early stage introduction of the trisubstituted epoxide group is reported, allowing access to the natural product in an improved yield and a reduced number of steps (5.4%, 17 steps vs 2.6%, 19 steps). A full account of the optimization work is provided, with the reversal of stereoselection in the formation of the C4 alcohol in equally excellent diastereoselectivity as the key improvement. PMID:27054953

  3. The total synthesis of (–)-crispatene

    Miller, Aubry K.; Byun, Daniel H.; Beaudry, Christopher M.; Trauner, Dirk


    The total synthesis of the molluscan polypropionate (–)-crispatene is described. The synthesis features a palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling to establish a sensitive conjugated tetraene and its Lewis acid-catalyzed cycloisomerization to yield the bicyclo[3.1.0]hexene core of the natural product. The absolute configuration of (–)-crispatene and related molecules is established.

  4. A modified total synthesis of cystothiazole A


    A modified total synthesis of cystothiazole A is described. In this synthetic strategy, a one-step transformation of acylated oxazolidinone to β-ketoester has been successfully applied, thus making the synthetic route more efficient. This method may also be potentially applied in synthesis of other related β-substituted-β-methoxyl acrylates (bb-MOAs).

  5. Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Total Alkaloid Extract from Fumaria capreolata

    Noureddine Bribi


    Full Text Available Fumaria capreolata is used in traditional medicine in North Africa for its gastrointestinal and anti-inflammatory activities. The present study investigates the effects of total alkaloids extracted from the aerial parts of Fumaria capreolata (AFC on LPS-induced production of proinflammatory mediators (IL-6, IL-1β, iNOS, TNF-α, COX-2, and MIP-2 in RAW264.7 cells. AFC significantly reduced the inflammatory response inhibiting the production of nitric oxide (NO and IL-6 in a dose-dependent manner, without affecting the viability of cells, and downregulated mRNA expression of proinflammatory key players: IL-6, IL-1β, iNOS, TNF-α, and COX-2. AFC antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties were also evaluated on the acetic acid- and formalin-induced pain models in mice. AFC oral administration significantly inhibited acetic acid-induced writhes and reduced formalin-induced paw licking time. Therefore, AFC may be a potential candidate for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as colitis and arthritis.

  6. Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Total Alkaloid Extract from Fumaria capreolata

    Bribi, Noureddine; Algieri, Francesca; Rodriguez-Nogales, Alba; Garrido-Mesa, Jose; Vezza, Teresa; Maiza, Fadila; Utrilla, Maria Pilar; Rodriguez-Cabezas, Maria Elena; Galvez, Julio


    Fumaria capreolata is used in traditional medicine in North Africa for its gastrointestinal and anti-inflammatory activities. The present study investigates the effects of total alkaloids extracted from the aerial parts of Fumaria capreolata (AFC) on LPS-induced production of proinflammatory mediators (IL-6, IL-1β, iNOS, TNF-α, COX-2, and MIP-2) in RAW264.7 cells. AFC significantly reduced the inflammatory response inhibiting the production of nitric oxide (NO) and IL-6 in a dose-dependent manner, without affecting the viability of cells, and downregulated mRNA expression of proinflammatory key players: IL-6, IL-1β, iNOS, TNF-α, and COX-2. AFC antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties were also evaluated on the acetic acid- and formalin-induced pain models in mice. AFC oral administration significantly inhibited acetic acid-induced writhes and reduced formalin-induced paw licking time. Therefore, AFC may be a potential candidate for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as colitis and arthritis. PMID:26351518

  7. Study of Total Alkaloids from Rhizoma Coptis Chinensis on Experimental Gastric Ulcers


    Objective: To study the effects of total alkaloids (TA) extracted from Rhizoma Coptis Chinensis on experimental gastric ulcer models. Methods: Four kinds of experimental ulcer models were established respectively by water-immersion stress, intragastric ethanol, acetic acid erosion, and pylorus ligation. The anti-ulcer effects of TA were evaluated, and compared with that of berberine (Ber) and cimetidine(Cim). Results: TA showed significant inhibitory effects on ulcerative formation induced by water-immersion stress, intragastric ethanol, and pylorus l igation in dose-dependent manner, and showed therapeutic effect on acetic acid erosion-inducing ulcer, in comparison with the control group. The anti-ulcer activity of Ber was less than TA containing equal content of Ber. TA significantly reduced the free acidity, total acidity and total acid output, but didn't affect the gastric juice volume, gastric pepsin activity, adherent mucus quantity of stomach wall and free mucus dissolving in gastric juice. The suppressive activities of TA on gastric acid secretion didn't occur when it was administered into dodecadactylon at a dose of 360 mg/kg wt. Moreover,when compared with Cim, the inhibitory effect of TA on gastric acid secretion isn't proportional to the inhibitory effects on the formation of the 4 kinds of experimental ulcers. Conclusion: TA is a potent candidate in therapeutic drugs for treating gastric ulcer. Its anti-ulcer effective components and mechanism is not only related to Ber and inhibition of gastric acid, but also to other ingredients of TA and mechanism so far unknown.

  8. Total Synthesis of (±)-Hibiscone C

    Ungureanu, Sinziana; Meadows, Maggie; Smith, Joel; Duff, David B.; Burgess, James M.; Goess, Brian C.


    A total synthesis of (±)- hibiscone C, one member of the furanosteroid family of natural products that also includes viridin and wortmannin, is reported. Two new pathways for formation of the key diacyl furan subunit are described.

  9. The First Total Synthesis of Isoliquiritin


    A first total synthesis of isoliquiritin was accomplished starting from p-hydroxy- benzaldehyde and 2,4-dihydroxyacetylphenone. The key step is condensation reaction. In synthetic process need not protect the hydroxy group of reacting substance.

  10. Validation of different methods of preparation of Adhatoda vasica leaf juice by quantification of total alkaloids and vasicine

    Soni S


    Full Text Available Leaf of Adhatoda vasica ( Vasaka is an important drug of Ayurveda, prescribed as an expectorant. Quinazoline alkaloids present in the leaves are established as active principles. In Ayurveda, its leaf juice ( Vasa swarasa is incorporated in many formulations. Classical method for extracting the juice ( swarasa from the leaf is an elaborate process, which involves subjecting a bolus of crushed fresh leaf to heat followed by squeezing out the juice. Commercially, to prepare the juice of Vasaka , manufacturers have been adopting different methods other than the traditional method. In an effort to evaluate these modified processes phytochemically to identify the process which gives juice of the quality that is obtained by traditional method, in terms of its alkaloid content, we prepared the leaf juice by traditional Ayurvedic method, its modification by steaming of leaf to simulate the traditional method and other methods adopted by some manufacturers. These juice samples were evaluated for the total alkaloid content by spectrophotometric method and vasicine content by thin layer chromatography densitometric method using high performance thin layer chromatography. The high performance thin layer chromatography method was validated for precision, repeatability and accuracy. The total alkaloid content varied from 0.3 mg/ml to 5.93 mg/ml and that of vasicine content varied from 0.2 mg/ml to 5.64 mg/ml in the juice samples prepared by different methods. The present study revealed that steaming of fresh leaves under 15 lb pressure yielded same quantity of juice as the traditional bolus method (25 ml/100 g leaf and its total alkaloid content and vasicine content (4.05±0.12 and 3.46±0.06 mg/ml, respectively were very high when compared to the other methods, though the traditional method was found to give the best quality juice with highest amount of total alkaloids (5.93±0.55 mg/ml and vasicine (5.64±0.10 mg/ml content .

  11. Quantitative analysis of total retronecine esters-type pyrrolizidine alkaloids in plant by high performance liquid chromatography

    Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are alkaloids which typically contain a necine (7-hydroxy-1-hydroxymethyl-6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolizidine) base unit, and they can be found in one third of the higher plants around the world. They are hepatotoxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic and pose a threat to human health and safety. A specific, quick and sensitive method is therefore needed to detect and quantify the PAs sometimes in trace amount in herbs, tea or food products. Based on high performance liquid chromatography with prior derivatization of the alkaloids using o-chloranil and Ehrlich's reagent, we report an improved method for quantitative analysis of the total amount of retronecine esters-type pyrrolizidine alkaloids (RET-PAs) in a plant extract. The total quantitation of RET-PAs is achieved because of a common colored retronecine marker, a 7-ethoxy-1-ethoxylmethyl retronecine derivative, is produced with all the different RET-PAs during the derivatization reaction. The chemical identity of the common retronecine marker was characterized on-line by positive mode electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The limit of detection using the improved method is 0.26 nmol mL-1 and the limit of quantitation is 0.79 nmol mL-1. The advantages of this method are much enhanced sensitivity in detection and quantitation, and, no restriction on the choice of RET-PA as a calibration standard. Application of the developed method to the quantitation of total RET esters-type PAs in Senecio scandens from different regions of China is also reported

  12. Antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxic studies of total saponin, alkaloid and sterols contents of decoction of Joshanda: identification of components through thin layer chromatography.

    Khan, Haroon; Khan, Murad Ali; Abdullah


    The current study was aimed to assess antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of total saponin, alkaloid and sterol contents of Joshanda decoction followed by its constituent's analysis via thin layer chromatography (TLC). Saponins and alkaloids showed prominent antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus and Klebsiella pneumoniae whereas sterols only against S. aureus. Saponin and alkaloid contents of 97 and 108 µg/ml, respectively, showed prominent free radical scavenging activity against 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhidrazyl, with mild cytotoxicity in brine shrimp cytotoxic test. Under ultraviolet light at 254 nm, TLC of total saponins showed eight different compounds, total sterols comprising three while total alkaloids two compounds of various polarities. It is concluded that the various contents of Joshanda decoction possess outstanding susceptibility against bacteria implicating primarily upper respiratory tract infections augmented by strong antioxidant activity. PMID:23235996

  13. New Perspectives in the Chemistry of Marine Pyridoacridine Alkaloids

    Plodek, Alois; Bracher, Franz


    Secondary metabolites from marine organisms are a rich source of novel leads for drug development. Among these natural products, polycyclic aromatic alkaloids of the pyridoacridine type have attracted the highest attention as lead compounds for the development of novel anti-cancer and anti-infective drugs. Numerous sophisticated total syntheses of pyridoacridine alkaloids have been worked out, and many of them have also been extended to the synthesis of libraries of analogues of the alkaloids. This review summarizes the progress in the chemistry of pyridoacridine alkaloids that was made in the last one-and-a-half decades. PMID:26821033

  14. Total synthesis of palau'amine

    Namba, Kosuke; Takeuchi, Kohei; Kaihara, Yukari; Oda, Masataka; Nakayama, Akira; Nakayama, Atsushi; YOSHIDA, Masahiro; Tanino, Keiji


    Palau'amine has received a great deal of attention in the past two decades as an attractive synthetic target by virtue of its intriguing molecular architecture and significant immunosuppressive activity. Here we report the total synthesis of palau'amine characterized by the construction of an ABDE tetracyclic ring core including a trans-bicylo[3.3.0]octane skeleton at a middle stage of total synthesis. The ABDE tetracyclic ring core is constructed by a cascade reaction of a cleavage of the N–...

  15. A general strategy for the catalytic, highly enantio- and diastereoselective synthesis of indolizidine-based alkaloids.

    Abels, Falko; Lindemann, Chris; Schneider, Christoph


    Sixteen indolizidine-based alkaloids (IBAs) that were isolated as poison constituents of the skin of frogs were synthesized in a highly flexible and stereoselective manner. As a key step, a three-component, organocatalytic, highly enantio- and diastereoselective vinylogous Mukaiyama-Mannich reaction was employed furnishing optically highly enriched butyrolactams as central intermediates on a multigram scale. The attached six-membered ring was constructed through cyclization of the pendant enoate moiety onto the pyrrolidine ring. The absolute configuration of the bridgehead chiral center and the adjacent 8-position was established in the initial vinylogous Mannich reaction, whereas the 3- and 5-substituents were introduced through organometallic addition at a late stage of the synthesis with full stereochemical control from the substrate. With this strategy, simple as well as even more complex alkaloids were accessible in good overall yields as single stereoisomers. These syntheses also served to establish the absolute and relative configuration of those IBAs that had never been synthesized before. PMID:24436076

  16. Total synthesis of insect antifeedant drimane sesquiterpenes.

    Jansen, B.J.M.


    The investigations described in this thesis deal with the total synthesis of sesquiterpenes of the drimane family, named for their widespread occurrence in the stem bark of South American Drimys species. These compounds contain the bicyclofarnesol nucleus 1 , which is invariably oxi

  17. Stereocontrolled total synthesis of hedyotol A.

    Kawabe, Yusuke; Ishikawa, Ryo; Akao, Yusuke; Yoshida, Atsushi; Inai, Makoto; Asakawa, Tomohiro; Hamashima, Yoshitaka; Kan, Toshiyuki


    The total synthesis of hedyotol A (1), a natural product isolated from Hedyotis lawsoniae (DC.) Wight et Arn. (Rubiaceae), was accomplished in a highly stereocontrolled manner. Key steps include an L-proline-catalyzed cross-aldol reaction and the biomimetic construction of a furofuran lignan skeleton through a quinomethide intermediate. PMID:24660822

  18. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Salvileucalin B

    Levin, Sergiy; Nani, Roger R.; Reisman, Sarah E.


    An enantioselective total synthesis of the diterpenoid natural product (+)-salvileucalin B is reported. Key findings include a copper-catalyzed arene cyclopropanation reaction to provide the unusual norcaradiene core and a reversible retro-Claisen rearrangement of a highly functionalized norcaradiene intermediate.

  19. Total Synthesis of (-)-Nemorosone and (+)-Secohyperforin.

    Sparling, Brian A; Tucker, James K; Moebius, David C; Shair, Matthew D


    A general strategy for the synthesis of polycyclic polyprenylated acylphloroglucinols is described in which a scalable, Lewis acid catalyzed epoxide-opening cascade cyclization is used to furnish common intermediate 4. The utility of this approach is exemplified by the total syntheses of both ent-nemorosone and (+)-secohyperforin, which were each accomplished in four steps from this intermediate. PMID:26125288

  20. Total Synthesis of balanol, Part 2

    Tanner, David Ackland; Kelly, Nicholas; Tedenborg, Lars;


    A convergent enantioselective total synthesis of the natural product (-)-balanol (1) is described. In addition to benzophenone fragment 8, key intermediates are chiral bicyclic aziridine 3 and the corresponding epoxide 4, both of which undergo highly regio- and stereoselective nucleophilic ring...

  1. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Plectosphaeroic Acid B

    Jabri, Salman Y.; Overman, Larry E.


    The first total synthesis of a member of the plectosphaeroic acid family of fungal natural products is reported. Key steps include the late-stage formation of the hindered N6–C9″ bond and stereoselective introduction of the two methylthio substituents.

  2. Total synthesis of (S)-equol.

    Heemstra, Jennifer M; Kerrigan, Sean A; Doerge, Daniel R; Helferich, William G; Boulanger, William A


    The first enantioselective total synthesis of (S)-equol is reported. The described route relies on an Evans alkylation to form the stereocenter and an intramolecular Buchwald etherification to generate the chroman ring. Key features of this method include its brevity, its scalability, and the low cost of starting materials. [reaction: see text]. PMID:17107042

  3. The total synthesis of pantocin B.

    Sutton, A E; Clardy, J


    [reaction: see text] Pantocin B, an unusual antibiotic produced by Erwinia herbicola, effectively controls E. amylovora, the pathogen causing the plant disease fire blight. A total synthesis of pantocin B from L-alanine, glycine, and L-malic acid is reported. PMID:10814312

  4. The total synthesis of (-)-cryptocaryol A.

    Dias, L C; Kuroishi, P K; de Lucca, E C


    A stereoselective total synthesis of (-)-cryptocaryol A (1) is described. Key features of the 17-step route include the use of three boron-mediated aldol reaction-reduction sequences to control all stereocenters and an Ando modification of the Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons olefination that permitted the installation of the Z double bond of the α-pyrone ring. PMID:25695350

  5. Preparation and In vitro Evaluation of Ethosomal Total Alkaloids of Sophora alopecuroides Loaded by a Transmembrane pH-Gradient Method

    Zhou, Yan; Wei, Yuhui; Liu, Huanxiang; Zhang, Guoqiang; Wu, Xin’an


    A novel transmembrane pH gradient active loading method to prepare alkaloids binary ethosomes was developed in this work. Using this novel method, binary ethosomes containing total alkaloids extracted from Sophora alopecuroides (TASA) were prepared successfully at the temperature below the phase transition temperature (Tc) of the phosphatidyl choline (PC). Several factors affecting this method were investigated. The qualities of the TASA binary ethosomes were characterized by the shape, parti...

  6. First Total Synthesis of Gliomasolide C and Formal Total Synthesis of Sch-725674.

    Seetharamsingh, B; Khairnar, Pankaj V; Reddy, D Srinivasa


    Syntheses of two 14-membered macrolides Sch-725674 and Gliomasolide C are described here. The first total synthesis of Gliomasolide C, the short synthesis of Sch-725674, and regioselective Wacker oxidation of internal olefin are the highlights of this disclosure. In addition, a key macrocycle with orthogonal functionalities was designed and synthesized on a gram scale for the generation of analogues. PMID:26633579

  7. Content determination exploration of uncaria total alkaloid%钩藤总生物碱的含量测定研究

    许家洁; 于江波; 徐军; 仲崇琳; 杨美林


    Objective:To establish the method for content determination of uncaria total alkaloid.Methods:The contents of uncaria total alkaloid from uncaria total alkaloid extractive were determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometry.The contents of uncaria total alkaloid from uncaria total alkaloid extractive were determined by HPLC.Results:The incoming sample amount of uncaria total alkaloid was 0.168~0.840 μg,the peak area and incoming sample amount had good linear relationship(r=0.9995),the average recovery was 98.98%,RSD=1.31(n=5).Conclusion:This method was sensitive and accurate,which could be used for the content determination of uncaria total alkaloid.%目的:建立测定钩藤总生物碱含量的方法。方法:用紫外分光光度法测定钩藤总生物碱提取物中的钩藤总生物碱含量。采用高效色谱法测定钩藤总生物碱提取物中的钩藤碱含量。结果:钩藤碱的进样量0.168~0.840μg,其峰面积与进样量具有良好的线性关系(r=0.9995),平均回收率98.98%,RSD=1.31(n=5)。结论:该方法灵敏、准确,可用于钩藤总生物碱的含量测定。

  8. Total synthesis of (±)-antroquinonol d.

    Sulake, Rohidas S; Jiang, Yan-Feng; Lin, Hsiao-Han; Chen, Chinpiao


    Total synthesis of (±)-antroquinonol D, which is isolated from very expensive and rarely found Antrodia camphorata and which has potential anticancer properties, was achieved from 4-methoxyphenol. In addition, a Michael addition to dimethoxy cyclohexadienones was studied. The main step involved chelation and substrate-controlled diastereoselective reduction of cyclohexenone and lactonization. Lactone synthesis facilitated the diastereoselective reduction of ketone, which help control the desired stereochemistry at the crucial stereogenic center in the natural product. Other key reactions in the synthesis involved a Michael addition of dimethyl malonate on cyclohexadienone, dihydroxylation, and Wittig olefination. A sesquiterpene side chain was synthesized through coupling with geranyl phenyl sulfide and Bouveault-Blanc reduction. PMID:25375772

  9. Total Alkaloids of Sophora alopecuroides Inhibit Growth and Induce Apoptosis in Human Cervical Tumor HeLa Cells In vitro

    Li, Jian-Guang; Yang, Xiao-Yi; Huang, Wei


    Background: Uygur females of Xinjiang have the higher incidence of cervical tumor in the country. Alkaloids are the major active ingredients in Sophora alopecuroides, and its antitumor effect was recognized by the medical profession. Xinjiang is the main site of S. alopecuroides production in China so these plants are abundant in the region. Studies on the antitumor properties of total alkaloids of S. alopecuroides (TASA) can take full use of the traditional folk medicine in antitumor unique utility. Objectives: To explore the effects of TASA on proliferation and apoptosis of human cervical tumor HeLa cells in vitro. Materials and Methods: TASA was extracted, purified, and each monomer component was analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography. The effect of TASA at different concentrations on the survival of HeLa cells was determined after 24 h using the Cell Counting Kit-8. In addition, cells were photographed using an inverted microscope to document morphological changes. The effect of TASA on apoptotic rate of HeLa cells was assessed by flow cytometry. Results: Monomers of TASA were found to be sophoridine, matrine, and sophocarpine. On treatment with 8.75 mg/ml of TASA, more than 50% of HeLa cells died, and cell death rate increased further with longer incubation. The apoptotic rates of HeLa cells in the experimental groups were 16.0% and 33.3% at concentrations of 6.25 mg/ml and 12.50 mg/ml, respectively. Conclusion: TASA can induce apoptosis in cervical tumor HeLa cells, and it has obvious inhibitory effects on cell growth. SUMMARY Total alkaloids of Sophora alopecuroides (TASA) exhibits anti-human cervical tumor propertiesMonomer component of TASA was analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography, and its main effect component are sophoridine, matrine, and sophocarpineTASA inhibits growth and induces apoptosis in HeLa cells. Abbreviations used: TASA: Total alkaloids of S. alopecuroides, CCK-8: Cell Counting Kit-8, FBS: Fetal bovine serum, PBS

  10. Nineteen-step total synthesis of (+)-phorbol.

    Kawamura, Shuhei; Chu, Hang; Felding, Jakob; Baran, Phil S


    Phorbol, the flagship member of the tigliane diterpene family, has been known for over 80 years and has attracted attention from many chemists and biologists owing to its intriguing chemical structure and the medicinal potential of phorbol esters. Access to useful quantities of phorbol and related analogues has relied on isolation from natural sources and semisynthesis. Despite efforts spanning 40 years, chemical synthesis has been unable to compete with these strategies, owing to its complexity and unusual placement of oxygen atoms. Purely synthetic enantiopure phorbol has remained elusive, and biological synthesis has not led to even the simplest members of this terpene family. Recently, the chemical syntheses of eudesmanes, germacrenes, taxanes and ingenanes have all benefited from a strategy inspired by the logic of two-phase terpene biosynthesis in which powerful C-C bond constructions and C-H bond oxidations go hand in hand. Here we implement a two-phase terpene synthesis strategy to achieve enantiospecific total synthesis of (+)-phorbol in only 19 steps from the abundant monoterpene (+)-3-carene. The purpose of this synthesis route is not to displace isolation or semisynthesis as a means of generating the natural product per se, but rather to enable access to analogues containing unique placements of oxygen atoms that are otherwise inaccessible. PMID:27007853

  11. Total Synthesis of (±)-Integrifolin.

    Shimomaki, Katsuya; Kusama, Hiroyuki; Iwasawa, Nobuharu


    The total synthesis of (±)-integrifolin has been achieved for the first time through the stereoselective preparation of the bicyclo[5.3.0]decane skeleton based on the tungsten-catalyzed cyclization of acyclic trienynes under photoirradiation conditions. Further key transformations of the cyclized product are the Tamao oxidation through cyclic silyl ether, the introduction of two oxygen functionalities by the oxidation of the diene and the construction of three exo-methylene moieties. PMID:27147582

  12. Total Synthesis and Stereochemical Assignment of Callyspongiolide.

    Zhou, Jingjing; Gao, Bowen; Xu, Zhengshuang; Ye, Tao


    Total synthesis of four callyspongiolide stereoisomers led to unambiguous assignment of relative and absolute stereochemistry of the natural product. Key features of the convergent, fully stereocontrolled route include the use of Krische allylation, Kiyooka Aldol reaction, Kociénski-Julia olefination, Still-Gennari olefination, Yamaguchi macrocyclization, and Sonogashira coupling reaction. Biological evaluation of the synthesized compounds against an array of cancer cells revealed that the stereochemistry of the macrolactone core played an important role. PMID:27227371

  13. Total synthesis of (+)-antroquinonol and (+)-antroquinonol D.

    Sulake, Rohidas S; Chen, Chinpiao


    The first total synthesis of (+)-antroquinonol and (+)-antroquinonol D, two structurally unique quinonols with a sesquiterpene side chain, is described. The route features an iridium-catalyzed olefin isomerization-Claisen rearrangement reaction (ICR), lactonization, and Grubbs olefin metathesis. The requisite α,β-unsaturation was achieved via the selenylation/oxidation protocol and elimination of β-methoxy group to provide two natural products from a common intermediate. PMID:25679542

  14. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel 3-Alkylpyridine Marine Alkaloid Analogs with Promising Anticancer Activity

    Alessandra Mirtes Marques Neves Gonçalves


    Full Text Available Cancer continues to be one of the most important health problems worldwide, and the identification of novel drugs and treatments to address this disease is urgent. During recent years, marine organisms have proven to be a promising source of new compounds with action against tumoral cell lines. Here, we describe the synthesis and anticancer activity of eight new 3-alkylpyridine alkaloid (3-APA analogs in four steps and with good yields. The key step for the synthesis of these compounds is a Williamson etherification under phase-transfer conditions. We investigated the influence of the length of the alkyl chain attached to position 3 of the pyridine ring on the cytotoxicity of these compounds. Biological assays demonstrated that compounds with an alkyl chain of ten carbon atoms (4c and 5c were the most active against two tumoral cell lines: RKO-AS-45-1 and HeLa. Micronucleus and TUNEL assays showed that both compounds are mutagenic and induce apoptosis. In addition, Compound 5c altered the cellular actin cytoskeleton in RKO-AS-45-1 cells. The results suggest that Compounds 4c and 5c may be novel prototype anticancer agents.

  15. Synthesis of Pandamarilactone-1

    Seah, Kang Yee; Macnaughton, Sarah J.; Dallimore, Jonathan W. P.; Robertson, Jeremy


    The first total synthesis of pandamarilactone-1, an alkaloid of Pandanus amaryllifolius, is reported. The nine-step synthesis features furan oxidation with singlet oxygen and then spiro-N,O-acetalization and elimination to generate the natural product and further Pandanus alkaloids, pandamarilactonines A–D.

  16. Bacterial Alkaloids Prevent Amoebal Predation.

    Klapper, Martin; Götze, Sebastian; Barnett, Robert; Willing, Karsten; Stallforth, Pierre


    Bacterial defense mechanisms have evolved to protect bacteria against predation by nematodes, predatory bacteria, or amoebae. We identified novel bacterial alkaloids (pyreudiones A-D) that protect the producer, Pseudomonas fluorescens HKI0770, against amoebal predation. Isolation, structure elucidation, total synthesis, and a proposed biosynthetic pathway for these structures are presented. The generation of P. fluorescens gene-deletion mutants unable to produce pyreudiones rendered the bacterium edible to a variety of soil-dwelling amoebae. PMID:27294402

  17. Total synthesis of (+)-gelsemine via an organocatalytic Diels-Alder approach.

    Chen, Xiaoming; Duan, Shengguo; Tao, Cheng; Zhai, Hongbin; Qiu, Fayang G


    The structurally complex alkaloid gelsemine was previously thought to have no significant biological activities, but a recent study has shown that it has potent and specific antinociception in chronic pain. While this molecule has attracted significant interests from the synthetic community, an efficient synthetic strategy is still the goal of many synthetic chemists. Here we report the asymmetric total synthesis of (+)-gelsemine, including a highly diastereoselective and enantioselective organocatalytic Diels-Alder reaction, an efficient intramolecular trans-annular aldol condensation furnishing the prolidine ring and establishing the configuration of the C20 quaternary carbon stereochemical centre. The entire gelsemine skeleton was constructed through a late-stage intramolecular SN2 substitution. The enantiomeric excess of this total synthesis is over 99%, and the overall yield is around 5%. PMID:25995149

  18. Total synthesis of human beta-lipotropin.

    Blake, J; Li, C. H.


    The total synthesis of human beta-lipotropin has been accomplished by the new segment-coupling method in aqueous solution. The peptides Ac-Arg-beta-lipotropin-(61-89) (I) and [GlyS60]-beta-lipotropin-(1-60) (II) were synthesized by the solid-phase method. Reaction of peptide I with citraconic anhydride followed by brief digestion with trypsin to remove the acetylarginyl group, gave Ia. Reaction of peptide II with citraconic anhydride gave the citraconyl peptide IIa. Ia and IIa were coupled to...

  19. Total synthesis of insect antifeedant drimane sesquiterpenes.

    Jansen, B.J.M.


    The investigations described in this thesis deal with the total synthesis of sesquiterpenes of the drimane family, named for their widespread occurrence in the stem bark of South American Drimys species. These compounds contain the bicyclofarnesol nucleus 1 , which is invariably oxidized at C-11 and/or C-12 and often at other sites as well (see figure 8.1).A few rearranged drimanes, e.g., (+)-colorata-4(13),8-dienolide 6 , and (-)-muzigadial 7 , are also isolated from natural products. The re...

  20. A novel class of H3 antagonists derived from the natural product guided synthesis of unnatural analogs of the marine bromopyrrole alkaloid dispyrin

    Kennedy, J. Phillip; Conn, P. Jeffrey; Lindsley, Craig W.


    This Letter describes the natural product guided synthesis of unnatural analogs of the marine bromopyrrole alkaloid dispyrin, and the resulting SAR of H3 antagonism. Multiple rounds of iterative parallel synthesis improved human H3 IC50 ~33-fold, and afforded a new class of H3 antagonists based on the novel bromotyramine core of dispyrin.

  1. The DNA intercalating alkaloid cryptolepine interferes with topoisomerase II and inhibits primarily DNA synthesis in B16 melanoma cells.

    Bonjean, K; De Pauw-Gillet, M C; Defresne, M P; Colson, P; Houssier, C; Dassonneville, L; Bailly, C; Greimers, R; Wright, C; Quetin-Leclercq, J; Tits, M; Angenot, L


    Cryptolepine hydrochloride is an indoloquinoline alkaloid isolated from the roots of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta. It is characterized by a multiplicity of host-mediated biological activities, including antibacterial, antiviral, and antimalarial properties. To date, the molecular basis for its diverse biological effects remains largely uncertain. Several lines of evidence strongly suggest that DNA might correspond to its principal cellular target. Consequently, we studied the strength and mode of binding to DNA of cryptolepine by means of absorption, fluorescence, circular, and linear dichroism, as well as by a relaxation assay using DNA topoisomerases. The results of various optical and gel electrophoresis techniques converge to reveal that the alkaloid binds tightly to DNA and behaves as a typical intercalating agent. In DNAase I footprinting experiments it was found that the drug interacts preferentially with GC-rich sequences and discriminates against homo-oligomeric runs of A and T. This study has also led to the discovery that cryptolepine is a potent topoisomerase II inhibitor and a promising antitumor agent. It stabilizes topoisomerase II-DNA covalent complexes and stimulates the cutting of DNA at a subset of preexisting topoisomerase II cleavage sites. Taking advantage of the fluorescence of the indoloquinoline chromophore, fluorescence microscopy was used to map cellular uptake of the drug. Cryptolepine easily crosses the cell membranes and accumulates selectively into the nuclei rather than in the cytoplasm of B16 melanoma cells. Quantitative analyses of DNA in cells after Feulgen reaction and image cytometry reveal that the drug blocks the cell cycle in G2/M phases. It is also shown that the alkaloid is more potent at inhibiting DNA synthesis rather than RNA and protein synthesis. Altogether, the results provide direct evidence that DNA is the primary target of cryptolepine and suggest that this alkaloid is a valid candidate for the development of tumor

  2. Bioinspired Collective Syntheses of Iboga-Type Indole Alkaloids.

    Zhao, Gaoyuan; Xie, Xingang; Sun, Haiyu; Yuan, Ziyun; Zhong, Zhuliang; Tang, Shouchu; She, Xuegong


    We present the application of a bioinspired collective synthesis strategy in the total syntheses of seven iboga-type indole alkaloids: (±)-tabertinggine, (±)-ibogamine, (±)-ibogaine, (±)-ibogaine hydroxyindolenine, (±)-3-oxoibogaine hydroxyindolenine, (±)-iboluteine, and (±)-ervaoffines D. In particular, tabertinggine and its congeners serve as iboga precursors for the subsequent biomimetic transformations into other iboga-type alkaloids. PMID:27160167

  3. Total synthesis of diterpenoid steenkrotin A.

    Pan, Saiyong; Xuan, Jun; Gao, Beiling; Zhu, An; Ding, Hanfeng


    A concise and diastereoselective total synthesis of the diterpenoid (±)-steenkrotin A is described for the first time. The strategy mainly features three key ring formations: 1) a rhodium-catalyzed O-H bond insertion followed by an intramolecular carbonyl-ene reaction to build up the tetrahydrofuran subunit; 2) sequential SmI2 -mediated Ueno-Stork and ketyl-olefin cyclizations to construct the [5,7] spirobicyclic skeleton; and 3) an intramolecular aldol condensation/vinylogous retro-aldol/aldol sequence to form the final six-membered ring with inversion of the relative configuration at the C7 position. PMID:25891977

  4. The Total Synthesis of Inostamycin A.

    Yu, Guangri; Jung, Byunghyuck; Lee, Hee-Seung; Kang, Sung Ho


    The first total synthesis of inostamycin A is described. With efficient and stereoselective synthetic routes to aldehyde 3 and ketone 4 developed through asymmetric aldol reactions, addition reactions and reduction, and with chiral building blocks, the two large fragments were coupled with remarkable anti stereoselectivity and efficiency by aldol condensation. The coupling reaction provided the complete carbon skeleton with all the requisite functional groups and stereogenic centers for inostamycin A. The two quaternary carbons at C20 and C16 of ketone 4 were elaborated in a highly stereocontrolled manner by addition reactions of the transmetallated 5 to ethyl ketone 6 and the transmetallated 7 to methyl ketone 8, respectively, in which the use of LaCl3 for transmetallation was critical for high coupling efficiency. PMID:26800259

  5. Total Synthesis of Rubriflordilactone B.

    Yang, Peng; Yao, Ming; Li, Jian; Li, Yong; Li, Ang


    Taking advantage of a 6π electrocyclization-aromatization strategy, we accomplished the first and asymmetric total synthesis of rubriflordilactone B, a heptacyclic Schisandraceae bisnortriterpenoid featuring a tetrasubstituted arene moiety. The left-hand fragment was accessed through a chiral-pool-based route, and linked to the right-hand fragment by a Sonogashira coupling. The cis geometry of the electrocyclization substrates was established by hydrogenation or hydrosilylation of the alkyne. An electrocyclization-aromatization sequence finally built the multisubstituted arene. The hydrosilylation approach was of significant advantage in terms of reaction scale, reproducibility, and intermediate stability. The structure of synthetic rubriflordilactone B was validated by X-ray crystallographic analysis, and found to be consistent with that reported for the authentic natural product based on an independent X-ray crystallographic analysis. However, obvious differences in the NMR spectra of the synthetic and authentic samples suggest that the authentic samples subjected to X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy were two different compounds. PMID:27121027

  6. Total Synthesis of a Diacetonide Derivative of Thuggacin A.

    Yadav, Jhillu S; Dutta, Palash


    A highly stereoselective total synthesis of the diacetonide derivative of the antibiotic thuggacin A has been described. The synthesis features the stereoselective Stille cross-coupling reaction to set up the whole carbon framework, aldol condensation to construct the highly substituted conjugated diene, non-Evans syn aldol, CBS reduction, Hantzsch's thiazole synthesis, Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons reaction, and Shiina's macrolactonization. PMID:26856208

  7. Concise total synthesis of water soluble metatacarboline A, C, D, E and F and its anticancer activity.

    Naveen, Badher; Mudiraj, Anwita; Khamushavalli, Geeviman; Babu, Phanithi Prakash; Nagarajan, Rajagopal


    The simple, concise, protecting group free and first total synthesis of Metatacarboline alkaloids (abbreviated as Mc) Mc A, C, D, E and F are reported. The core structure of metatacarboline alkaloids has been constructed by the classical Wittig reaction as key step from easily accessible starting materials with 40-75% overall yields. These synthesized compounds have been subjected to evaluate for their anticancer activity using C6 glioma cell lines. Mc D and Mc F showed significant antiproliferative activity, which was confirmed by MTT and Clonogenic assay. FACS analysis showed that Mc D and Mc F arrested the cell cycle at sub G0/G1 and G2/M phase of cell cycle respectively. Further, Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry of Mc D treated cells revealed activation of caspase dependent downstream signaling which led to apoptosis. PMID:26927685

  8. Total Synthesis of the Cyanolide A Aglycon

    Gesinski, Michael R.; Rychnovsky, Scott D.


    The synthesis of the potent molluscicide, cyanolide A, has been achieved in 10 steps without the use of protecting groups. The synthesis features a key Sakurai macrocyclization/dimerization reaction that simultaneously forms both tetrahydropyran rings and the macrocycle of the natural product.

  9. The total synthesis of cannabisin G



    Full Text Available A convenient method for the synthesis of lignanamide cannabisin G, starting from vanillin, was developed. The convergent synthesis was based on the Stobbe reaction as C–C bond-forming steps to give the skeleton of lignan, which was condensed with a derivative of tyramine to obtain synthetic cannabisin G for the first time.

  10. Design and synthesis of de novo cytotoxic alkaloids by mimicking the bioactive conformation of paclitaxel

    Sun, Liang; Veith, Jean M.; Pera, Paula; Bernacki, Ralph J.; Ojima, Iwao


    Novel paclitaxel-mimicking alkaloids were designed and synthesized based on a bioactive conformation of paclitaxel, i.e., REDOR-Taxol. The alkaloid 2 bearing a 5-7-6 tricyclic scaffold mimics REDOR-Taxol best among the compounds designed and was found to be the most potent compound against several drug-sensitive and drug-resistant human cancer cell lines. MD simulation study on the paclitaxel mimics 1 and 2 as well as REDOR-Taxol bound to the 1JFF tubulin structure was quite informative to ev...

  11. Efficient synthesis of the C/D rings of atisine-type C20-diterpenoid alkaloids

    De Lin Chen; Feng Peng Wang


    A bicyclo[2.2.2]octane C/D ring system,with a lactonic ring at C-8 and C-9,of the atisine-type C20-diterpenoid alkaloids,was successfully synthesized,using an oxidative dearomatization/intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction.

  12. Total synthesis of (±)-divanillyltetrahydrofuran ferulate

    Ya-Mu Xia; Jia You; Qi Wang


    A convenient method for the synthesis of sesquilignan threo- and erythro-(±)-divanillyltetrahydrofuran ferulate is described. The synthesis was based on a unified synthetic strategy involving two Stobbe condensations to give the skeleton of lignan, and then reduction reaction to form meso- and threo-(±)-secoisolanciresinol. meso- and threo-(±)-secoisolanciresinol were separated by flash column chromatography, followed by intramolecular reaction with TsCl to afford the key intermediate meso- or threo-(±)-shonanin, then condensation with ferulaic acid to obtain sesquilignan threo- or its analogue erythro-(±)-divanillyltetrahydrofuran ferulate.

  13. Total Synthesis of (±)-Mitorubrinic Acid

    Marsini, Maurice A.; Gowin, Kristoffer M.; Pettus, Thomas R. R.


    (±)-Mitorubrinic acid, a member of the azaphilone family of natural products, has been constructed in 12 steps. Key aspects of the synthesis include elaboration and oxidative dearomatization of an isocoumarin intermediate to provide the azaphilone nucleus with a disubstituted, unsaturated carboxylic acid side chain.

  14. Ultrasound Bath-assisted Enzymatic Hydrolysis Procedures as Extraction Technology of the Total Alkaloid from Portulaca%超声辅助酶解法提取马齿苋总生物碱



    利用超声波辅助纤维素酶解法对马齿苋中的总生物碱进行了提取,并用溴甲酚绿比色法与正交试验结合的方法确定了最佳提取条件.%Total alkaloid was extracted from portulaca by ultrasound bath-assisted enzymatic hydrol- ysis procedures, through bromine cresol green colorimetric determinating alkaloid content. Combined with the orthogonal experiment research, best condition of total portulaca alkaloid by ultrasound bath-as- sisted enzymatic hydrolysis procedures is determined.

  15. Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of New Marine Alkaloid-Derived Pentacyclic Structures with Anti-Tumoral Potency

    Sebastien Boucle


    Full Text Available This work describes the synthesis and biological evaluation of a new heterocyclic hybrid derived from the ellipticine and the marine alkaloid makaluvamine A. Pyridoquinoxalinedione 12 was obtained in seven steps with 6.5% overall yield. 12 and its intermediates 1–11 were evaluated for their in vitro cytotoxic activity against different cancer cell lines and tested for their inhibitory activity against the human DNA topoisomerase II. The analysis by electrophoresis shows that the pentacycle 12 inhibits the topoisomerase II like doxorubicine at 100 µM. Compound 9 was found to have an interesting profile, having a cytotoxicity of 15, 15, 15 and 10 μM against Caco-2, HCT-116, Pc-3 and NCI cell lines respectively, without any noticeable toxicity against human fibroblast.

  16. First total synthesis of prasinic acid and its anticancer activity.

    Chakor, Narayan; Patil, Ganesh; Writer, Diana; Periyasamy, Giridharan; Sharma, Rajiv; Roychowdhury, Abhijit; Mishra, Prabhu Dutt


    The first total synthesis of prasinic acid is being reported along with its biological evaluation. The ten step synthesis involved readily available and cheap starting materials and can easily be transposed to large scale manufacturing. The crucial steps of the synthesis included the formation of two different aromatic units (7 and 9) and their coupling reaction. The synthetic prasinic acid exhibited moderate antitumor activity (IC(50) 4.3-9.1 μM) in different lines of cancer cells. PMID:23031589

  17. Total Synthesis of the Antitumor Antibiotic Basidalin.

    Acosta, Jaime A M; Muddala, Ramesh; Barbosa, Luiz C A; Boukouvalas, John


    The first synthesis of the tetronamide antibiotic basidalin was accomplished in five steps and 39% overall yield from readily available 4-bromo-2-triisopropylsilyloxyfuran and 2-formyl-1,3-dithiane. Highlights include: (i) regio- and stereocontrolled assemblage of a pivotal (Z)-γ-ylidene-β-bromobutenolide intermediate by stereodirected vinylogous aldol condensation (SVAC), (ii) installation of the amino group via aza-Michael addition/elimination, and crucially (iii) facile access to basidalin by late-stage dithiane removal. PMID:27347696

  18. Study Toward the Total Synthesis of Pyrenophorin

    Everaldo F. Santos Filho; Italo Ricardo S. Araujo; Mirela Garcia; Jefferson L. Princival


    Macrodiolides are macrocyclic compounds containing two ester groups in a cyclic chain. Of this class of compounds, Pyrenophorin (1) shows antifungal activity, and is produced from the pathogenic fungus Pyrenophora avenae. As this substance, derived from nature, is isolated in small quantities, an asymmetric synthesis using a simple and efficient methodology would be of great interest. The proposed synthetic route starts with the protection of propargyl alcohol 3 using DHP and feldspar as cata...

  19. Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Soraphen A: a Flexible Alkyne Strategy**

    Trost, Barry M.; Sieber, Joshua D.; Qian, Wei; Dhawan, Rajiv; Ball, Zachary T.


    The alkyne functional group can be a valuable handle for organic synthesis since the alkyne can function both as a nucleophile or as an electrophile when activated with an appropriate metal catalyst. Herein, we exploit this dual nature of the alkyne moiety for the concise total synthesis of the natural product soraphen A.

  20. First total synthesis of (+/-)-3-hydroxy-11-norcytisine

    Yohannes, Daniel; Hansen, Camilla Petrycer; Akireddy, Srinivasa Rao; Hauser, Terry A; Kiser, Melanie N; Gurnon, Nicholas J; Day, Cynthia S; Bhatti, Balwinder; Caldwell, William S


    The first total synthesis of the natural product 3-hydroxy-11-norcytisine ( 1), structurally related to cytisine ( 2), a benchmark ligand at neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (NNRs), has been achieved. The synthesis permits the unambiguous confirmation of the structure originally propose...

  1. Hypolipidemic Effects of Alkaloids from Rhizoma Coptidis in Diet-Induced Hyperlipidemic Hamsters.

    He, Kai; Kou, Shuming; Zou, Zongyao; Hu, Yinran; Feng, Min; Han, Bing; Li, Xuegang; Ye, Xiaoli


    This study was conducted to evaluate the antihyperlipidemic activity of five major alkaloids in Rhizoma Coptidis using high-fat- and high-cholesterol-induced hyperlipidemic hamsters. Hyperlipidemic hamsters were treated with coptisine, berberine, jatrorrhizine, palmatine, epiberberine, and total Rhizoma Coptidis alkaloids with a dose of 46.7 mg/kg × day for 140 days. Serum total cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and total bile acids were examined after alkaloid treatment. The results showed that all therapy agents prevented body weight gain, reduced the serum total cholesterol, and increased the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol of hamsters. Berberine, jatrorrhizine, and total Rhizoma Coptidis alkaloids decreased the triglyceride level in hyperlipidemic hamsters, while coptisine, jatrorrhizine, palmatine, and total Rhizoma Coptidis alkaloids significantly suppressed the elevation of the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level. The fecal excretion of bile acids was significantly elevated by berberine, coptisine, jatrorrhizine, palmatine, total Rhizoma Coptidis alkaloids, and orlistat. Notably, total Rhizoma Coptidis alkaloids possess a much stronger lipid-lowering effect than the pure Rhizoma Coptidis alkaloids. Quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analyses revealed that Rhizoma Coptidis alkaloids could retard the synthesis of cholesterol by downregulating the mRNA expression of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase and accelerate the clearance of lipids by upregulating the low-density lipoprotein receptor, cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase, and uncoupling protein-2 expression. These findings highlight the critical role of Rhizoma Coptidis alkaloids in hyperlipidemia treatment. Thus, they need to be considered in future therapeutic approaches. PMID:26848702

  2. 小花棘豆总生物碱抑菌作用的研究%Study on Bacteriostasis Efficiency of Total Alkaloids in Oxytropis glabra DC

    王帅; 李怀志; 马明; 张玲; 马春晖


    [目的]研究小花棘豆总生物碱的抑菌作用.[方法]通过体外抑菌试验研究小花棘豆总生物碱的抑菌活性、最小抑菌浓度(MIC)、最小杀菌浓度(MBC)和影响小花棘豆总生物碱抑菌效果的因素.[结果]小花棘豆总生物碱对金黄色葡萄球菌、乳房链球菌、化脓链球菌和枯草芽孢杆菌有抑菌作用;其对乳房链球菌和化脓链球菌的MIC为6.3 mg/mL,对金黄色葡萄球菌的MIC为1.6 mg/mL,对枯草芽孢杆菌的MIC为0.8 mg/mL.生物碱在不同pH值下的抑菌活性发生变化;高温使其抑菌活性消失;紫外照射对其稳定性没有影响.[结论]小花棘豆总生物碱对部分革兰氏阳性菌有较好的抑菌作用.%[ Objective ] The purpose of this project aim to study the antimicrobial activities of total alkaloids for Oxytropis glabra DC. [Method] Through bacteriostasis experiments in vitro, antimicrobial activities of total alkaloids for Oxytropis glabra DC on bacteriostasis efficiency, minimal inhibitory concentration, minimal bactericidal concentration, and environmental effect were studied . [Result]The result showed that alkaloid of Oxytropis glabra DC had fairly bacteriostasis for Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis, Streptococcus pyogene, Bacillus subtilis; the MIC for Streptococcus uberis and Streptococcus pyogene was 6. 3 mg/Ml, the MIC for Staphylococcus aureus was 1. 6 mg/Ml, the MIC for Bacillus subtilis was 0. 8 mg/ Ml. The diversity of bacteriostasis efficiency of alkaloid happened in different power of hydrogen; the bacteriostasis material has bad heat stability; ultraviolet ray treatment does not affect its stability. [Conclusion] Total alkaloids of Oxytropis glabra DC had obvious bacteriostasis effect for Gram - positive bacteria.

  3. Study Toward the Total Synthesis of Pyrenophorin

    Everaldo F. Santos Filho


    Full Text Available Macrodiolides are macrocyclic compounds containing two ester groups in a cyclic chain. Of this class of compounds, Pyrenophorin (1 shows antifungal activity, and is produced from the pathogenic fungus Pyrenophora avenae. As this substance, derived from nature, is isolated in small quantities, an asymmetric synthesis using a simple and efficient methodology would be of great interest. The proposed synthetic route starts with the protection of propargyl alcohol 3 using DHP and feldspar as catalyst. Compound 5 obtained in this reaction was then subjected to acid-base reaction between the acetylenic proton and 1 eq. n-BuLi, leading to formation of the acetylide 5A. The 1,2- addition reaction between 5A and g-valerolactone (6 leads to the formation of alkinone 7 in 67% yield. Subsequently, compound 7 was subjected to a ketalization reaction using the same feldspar catalyst. Ketal 8 was formed under concomitant removal of the THP group. The product of this reaction (8 was then submitted to a reduction reaction of the triple bond to form olefin 9 with E configuration. Currently, the conditions for obtaining 10 by oxidation using Jones reagent, are being optimized. Compound 10,    obtained as described, is being subjected to a macrolactonization reaction. Various conditions including the use of enzymes are being studied. In addition, a study involving the enantioselective synthesis of (R,R-(--pyrenophorin, using enzymatic kinetic resolution of the racemic mixture of compound 8, is in progress in the group

  4. The synthesis of 3H-putrescine and subsequent biosynthesis of 3H-jacobine, a pyrrolizidine alkaloid from Senecio jacobaea

    A new method was developed for the preparation of tritiated putrescine dihydrochloride ([2,3-3H]-1,4-diaminobutane dihydro-chloride) from succinonitrile (1,4-butanedinitrile) and 3H2O, with a radiochemical yield of 16%. Tritiated jacobine and other pyrrolizidine alkaloids were then biosynthesized in Senecio jacobaea using 3H-putrescine-2HCl as the precursor with a radiochemical yield of 0.9% into total pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Jacobine accounted for 36% of the total. This synthetic method provides a relatively inexpensive source for the preparation of these labelled compounds. (author)

  5. Total Synthesis of (±)-Strychnine via a [4+2]-Cycloaddition/Rearrangement Cascade

    Zhang, Hongjun; Boonsombat, Jutatip; Padwa, Albert


    A new strategy for the synthesis of the Strychnos alkaloid (±)-strychnine has been developed and is based on an intramolecular [4+2]-cycloaddition/rearrangement cascade of an indolyl substituted amidofuran. The critical D-ring was assembled by an intramolecular palladium catalyzed enolate-driven cross-coupling of an N-tethered vinyl iodide.

  6. Study on the determination method of total alkaloids in Tinospora sinensis caulis%宽筋藤总生物碱含量测定方法研究

    迟森森; 韩丹; 刘斌


    Objective To establish a method for the determination of total alkaloids in Tinospora sinensis caulis .Method The content of total alkaloids was determined ,and hydrochloric jatrorrhizine was selected as a reference substance .Results Hydrochloric jatrorrhizine had a good linear relationship with the absorbance in the range of 0 .001 1‐0 .006 5 mg · mL-1 and the regression equation was Y=14 .747 X-0 .010 7 (r=0 .999 5) .The average recovery for hydrochloric jatrorrhizine was 100 .4% ,RSD=2 .0% (n=6) .Conclusion The contents determination of the total alkaloids for sixteen batches of medicinal materials showed that the method was easy to operate and accurate ,which could be used for the determination of the total alkaloids in Tinospora sinensis caulis .%目的:建立宽筋藤药材中总生物碱的含量测定方法。方法以盐酸药根碱为对照品,采用紫外‐可见分光光度法测定宽筋藤总生物碱的含量,测定波长为430 nm。结果盐酸药根碱在0.0011~0.0065 mg · mL -1范围内与吸光度呈良好线性关系,回归方程:Y=14.747X-0.0107(r=0.9995)。盐酸药根碱平均回收率为100.4%,RSD=2.0%(n=6)。结论16批宽筋藤药材总生物碱含量测定结果表明,所建立的方法简便、准确,可用于宽筋藤药材总生物碱的含量测定。

  7. 宽筋藤总生物碱含量测定方法研究%Study on the determination method of total alkaloids in Tinospora sinensis caulis

    迟森森; 韩丹; 刘斌


    Objective To establish a method for the determination of total alkaloids in Tinospora sinensis caulis .Method The content of total alkaloids was determined ,and hydrochloric jatrorrhizine was selected as a reference substance .Results Hydrochloric jatrorrhizine had a good linear relationship with the absorbance in the range of 0 .001 1‐0 .006 5 mg · mL-1 and the regression equation was Y=14 .747 X-0 .010 7 (r=0 .999 5) .The average recovery for hydrochloric jatrorrhizine was 100 .4% ,RSD=2 .0% (n=6) .Conclusion The contents determination of the total alkaloids for sixteen batches of medicinal materials showed that the method was easy to operate and accurate ,which could be used for the determination of the total alkaloids in Tinospora sinensis caulis .%目的:建立宽筋藤药材中总生物碱的含量测定方法。方法以盐酸药根碱为对照品,采用紫外‐可见分光光度法测定宽筋藤总生物碱的含量,测定波长为430 nm。结果盐酸药根碱在0.0011~0.0065 mg · mL -1范围内与吸光度呈良好线性关系,回归方程:Y=14.747X-0.0107(r=0.9995)。盐酸药根碱平均回收率为100.4%,RSD=2.0%(n=6)。结论16批宽筋藤药材总生物碱含量测定结果表明,所建立的方法简便、准确,可用于宽筋藤药材总生物碱的含量测定。

  8. Total Synthesis of (+)-Rubriflordilactone A.

    Goh, Shermin S; Chaubet, Guilhem; Gockel, Birgit; Cordonnier, Marie-Caroline A; Baars, Hannah; Phillips, Andrew W; Anderson, Edward A


    Two enantioselective total syntheses of the nortriterpenoid natural product rubriflordilactone A are described, which use palladium- or cobalt-catalyzed cyclizations to form the CDE rings, and converge on a late-stage synthetic intermediate. These key processes are set up through the convergent coupling of a common diyne component with appropriate AB-ring aldehydes, a strategy that sets the stage for the synthetic exploration of other members of this family of natural products. PMID:26337920

  9. First total synthesis of (±)-sepicanin A

    Jin Hui Yang; Wen Qian Huang; Jun Shan Luo; Dong Dong Guo; Yu Heng Zhang; Hong Jun Li


    A facile approach for the first total synthesis of naturally occurring geranylated flavanoids sepicanin A has been obtained with total yield 16% starting from 2,4,6-trihydroxyacetophenone after four steps.The key step was the protic acids (HCl or p-TsOH)-catalyzed benzopyrone formation in a protic polar solvent by deprotection and cyclization of chalcone in one step.

  10. First total synthesis of (±)-abyssinoflavanone V

    Jin Hui Yang; Yan Min Zhao; Cong Bin Ji


    The total synthesis of (±)-abyssinoflavanone V was first achieved through C-prenylation, selective protection of phenolic hydroxyl group, aldol condensation, cyclization and deprotection starting from cheap 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde and 2,4,6-trihydroxyacetophenone, with total yield 24%. All structures of new compounds were confirmed by IR, 1H NMR and MS.

  11. Synthesis and Fungicidal Activity of β-Carboline Alkaloids and Their Derivatives

    Zhibin Li


    Full Text Available A series of β-Carboline derivatives were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their fungicidal activities in this study. Several derivatives electively exhibited fungicidal activities against some fungi. Especially, compound F5 exhibited higher fungicidal activity against Rhizoctonia solani (53.35% than commercial antiviral agent validamycin (36.4%; compound F16 exhibited high fungicidal activity against Oospora citriaurantii ex Persoon (43.28%. Some of the alkaloids and their derivatives (compounds F4 and F25 exhibited broad-spectrum fungicidal activity. Specifically, compound F4 exhibited excellent high broad-spectrum fungicidal activity in vitro, and the curative and protection activities against P. litchi in vivo reached 92.59% and 59.26%, respectively. The new derivative, F4, with optimized physicochemical properties, obviously exhibited higher activities both in vitro and in vivo; therefore, F4 may be used as a new lead structure for the development of fungicidal drugs.

  12. Structural investigation of heteroyohimbine alkaloid synthesis reveals active site elements that control stereoselectivity.

    Stavrinides, Anna; Tatsis, Evangelos C; Caputi, Lorenzo; Foureau, Emilien; Stevenson, Clare E M; Lawson, David M; Courdavault, Vincent; O'Connor, Sarah E


    Plants produce an enormous array of biologically active metabolites, often with stereochemical variations on the same molecular scaffold. These changes in stereochemistry dramatically impact biological activity. Notably, the stereoisomers of the heteroyohimbine alkaloids show diverse pharmacological activities. We reported a medium chain dehydrogenase/reductase (MDR) from Catharanthus roseus that catalyses formation of a heteroyohimbine isomer. Here we report the discovery of additional heteroyohimbine synthases (HYSs), one of which produces a mixture of diastereomers. The crystal structures for three HYSs have been solved, providing insight into the mechanism of reactivity and stereoselectivity, with mutation of one loop transforming product specificity. Localization and gene silencing experiments provide a basis for understanding the function of these enzymes in vivo. This work sets the stage to explore how MDRs evolved to generate structural and biological diversity in specialized plant metabolism and opens the possibility for metabolic engineering of new compounds based on this scaffold. PMID:27418042

  13. The Total Synthesis of (+)-Pleuromutilin and Novel Analogues

    Fazakerley, Neal James


    The increasing emergence of multi-drug-resistant microorganisms has led the World Health Organisation to plead for action to be taken against antimicrobial resistance. The fungal secondary metabolite (+)-pleuromutilin displays antibacterial activity with a novel mode of action: pleuromutilin derivatives bind to functionally important nucleotides within the peptidyl transfer centre of the prokaryotic ribosome and inhibit bacterial protein synthesis.The first non-racemic total synthesis of the ...

  14. Total synthesis and stereochemical revision of (+)-aeruginosin 298-A.

    Wipf, P; Methot, J L


    [structure:see text] Novel routes toward both enantiomers of the bicyclic proline surrogate 2-carboxy-6-hydroxyoctahydroindole, i.e., Choi, were developed on the basis of the oxidative cyclization of L-tyrosine. Synthesis of the proposed sequence of (+)-aeruginosin 298-A did not provide the natural product. Incorporation of a D-leucine residue, in contrast, led to the total synthesis of this thrombin inhibitor. PMID:11150202

  15. Total Synthesis and Absolute Configuration of the Marine Norditerpenoid Xestenone

    Hiroaki Miyaoka


    Full Text Available Xestenone is a marine norditerpenoid found in the northeastern Pacific sponge Xestospongia vanilla. The relative configuration of C-3 and C-7 in xestenone was determined by NOESY spectral analysis. However the relative configuration of C-12 and the absolute configuration of this compound were not determined. The authors have now achieved the total synthesis of xestenone using their developed one-pot synthesis of cyclopentane derivatives employing allyl phenyl sulfone and an epoxy iodide as a key step. The relative and absolute configurations of xestenone were thus successfully determined by this synthesis.

  16. Study On Extraction Processes Of Total Alkaloids From Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis%钩藤总生物碱提取工艺研究

    窦月; 周洪雷; 蔡梅超; 查慧敏


    目的:优选钩藤总生物碱的提取工艺.方法:以钩藤总碱含量和提取液千膏率为综合评价指标,对乙醇用量、浓度、提取时间及次数四因素进行正交考察.结果:钩藤总碱的最佳提取工艺为10倍量75%乙醇提取3次,提取时间2h.结论:提取工艺可稳定可行.%Objective: Investigate the best extract artwork of expressed total alkaloids from Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis. Methods: The orthogonal design was adopted with extractive yield and the content of total alkaloids as indices. Four factors were studied in this experiment, including the alcohol consumption, alcohol concentration, time of extraction, and times of extraction. Results:The best extract process is extract 3 times with 10 times 75% alcohol,each time for 2h. Conclusion:This extract process is stable and feasible.

  17. A comparative study on analytical method of total alkaloids from cortex Phellodendri amurens by reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC and pressurized capillary electrochromatography (pCEC

    Bo Yang


    Full Text Available A pressurized capillary electrochromatography (pCEC method with post-column detection cell has been developed for the analysis of total alkaloids of cortex Phellodendron amurense Rupr., Rutaceae. The separation of total alkaloids (berberine, palmatine, oatrorrhizine, magnoflorine, phellodendrine, candicine, menisperine was optimized by compositions of the mobile phase, ionic strength of buffers, pH value, and applied voltage. Separation of total alkaloids was achieved within 11 min by using a mobile phase of Na2HPO4-citric acid solution-acetonitrile (pH 4.00; 3 mM (60:40, v/v and applying a voltage of -10 kV. This method showed satisfactory retention times and peak shapes. Meanwhile, a reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC has also been established for the separation of total alkaloids extracted from cortex Phellodendri amurens. Baseline separation of total alkaloids was achieved within 25 min by using a mobile phase of acetonitrile-0.1% phosphoric acid with 0.1 g sodium dodecanesulphonate per 100 mL (35:65, v/v. Compared to conventional RP-HPLC, pCEC led to higher column efficiency, less consumption of reagent, and shorter analysis time.

  18. Mechanism of Lipid-Lowering Effect of Paniculata Total Alkaloids%布渣叶总生物碱降血脂作用机制研究



    目的 探讨布渣叶总生物碱降血脂作用机制研究. 方法 采用高脂饲料构建高脂血症的大鼠动物模型, 采用灌胃的形式给予不同浓度的布渣叶总生物碱, 通过检测大鼠载脂蛋白、 相关酶类及活性物质, 初步探讨布渣叶总生物碱的降脂作用机制. 结果 布渣叶总生物碱可升高载脂蛋白AI ( ApoAI) , ApoAI/载脂蛋白B ( ApoB) 的比值, 与模型组相比差异具有统计学意义 (P<0. 05); 提高超氧化物歧化酶 (SOD) 的活性, 降低丙二醛 (MDA) 的含量, 与模型组相比差异具有统计学意义 (P<0. 05); 提高卵磷脂胆固醇酰基转移酶 (LCAT) 的活性, 提高一氧化氮 (NO) 的水平, 降低C反应蛋白 (CRP), 且组间相比具有统计学差异 (P<0. 05). 结论 布渣叶总生物碱通过升高高密度脂蛋白胆固醇升高ApoAI, 激活LCAT, 从而促进胆固醇的逆转运, 提高SOD活性, 增强机体康脂质过氧化能力, 促进NO生成, 改善血管内皮功能,具有从多方位调节血脂的作用.%Objective To investigate the mechanism of lipid-lowering effect of paniculata total alkaloids. Methods Animal models of hyperlipidemia rats were constructed by using the high-fat diet. Different concentrations of paniculata total alkaloids were ad-ministered in the form of gavage. Lipid-lowering effect of paniculata total alkaloids was studied by detecting rat apolipoprotein, associ-ated enzymes and active substances. Results The paniculata total alkaloids increased apolipoprotein AI ( ApoAI) , ApoAI / ratio of apolipoprotein B (ApoB). There was statistically significant difference compared with that of the model group (P<0. 05), it also in-creased superoxide dismutase ( SOD) activity and decreased malondialdehyde ( MDA) content. They were significantly different com-pared with those of the model group (P<0. 05), it improved lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) activity, increased Nitric ox-ide (NO) levels and reduced C-reactive protein

  19. The total synthesis of 3b-hydroxynagilactone F

    Reuvers, J.T.A.


    The investigations described in this thesis deal with the total synthesis of physiologically active nor- and bisnorditerpenoid dilactones (fig.1).The goal was to design a synthetic route for this class of natural products and its derivatives. From a retrosynthe

  20. Total Synthesis of (±)-7-epi-Nemorosone

    Zhang, Qiang; Porco, John A.


    A concise total synthesis of (±)-7-epi-nemorosone is reported. Our synthetic approach establishes a viable route to polycyclic polyprenylated acylphloroglucinol natural products (PPAP’s) bearing a C-7 endo prenyl sidechain. Key steps include retro-aldol-vinyl cerium addition to a hydroxy adamantane core scaffold and palladium-mediated deoxygenation. PMID:22449198

  1. Total Synthesis of Three New Dihydrostilbenes from Bulbophllum odoratissimum


    A total synthesis of three new dihydrostilbenes, 1, 2 and 3, which were isolated from Bulbophyllum odoratissimum Lindl. with significant cytotoxicity toward human cancer cell lines,was developed via Horner reaction etc. The natural products 1, 2 and 3 were obtained in 5.8%,6.6% and 5.9%, respectively.

  2. The First Total Synthesis of Triprenylquinone and Hydroquinones

    Chun Hong LI; Xue Song CHEN; Guang Lian ZHOU; Zhi Xiang XIE; Ying LI


    First total synthesis of triprenylquinone and hydroquinones, three naturally occurring compound 1, 2 and (±) 3, have been achieved from readily available 2-bromo-5-methyl-1,4-dimethoxybenzene 4 and geranyl bromide. The triprenylquinone and hydroquinones precursor were readily prepared with use of a Julia reaction.

  3. Toward the total synthesis of ent-progesterone

    Kapras, Vojtěch; Jahn, Ullrich

    Praha : Czech Chemical Society, 2014. s. 37. [Liblice 2014. Advances in Organic, Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry /49./. 07.11.2014-09.11.2014, Lázně Bělohrad] Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : ent- steroids * total synthesis * radical cyclization Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry

  4. Expedient total synthesis of pyrrothine natural products and analogs

    Hjelmgaard, Thomas; Givskov, Michael Christian; Nielsen, John


    This paper describes an expedient and straightforward total synthesis of the two pyrrothine natural products holomycin (7 steps, 11% overall) and xenorhabdin I (7 steps, 11% overall) and analogs thereof via a common late-stage intermediate. The pathway proceeds via the pyrrothine hydrochloride...

  5. Rifamycin Biosynthetic Congeners: Isolation and Total Synthesis of Rifsaliniketal and Total Synthesis of Salinisporamycin and Saliniketals A and B.

    Feng, Yu; Liu, Jun; Carrasco, Yazmin P; MacMillan, John B; De Brabander, Jef K


    We describe the isolation, structure elucidation, and total synthesis of the novel marine natural product rifsaliniketal and the total synthesis of the structurally related variants salinisporamycin and saliniketals A and B. Rifsaliniketal was previously proposed, but not observed, as a diverted metabolite from a biosynthetic precursor to rifamycin S. Decarboxylation of rifamycin provides salinisporamycin, which upon truncation with loss of the naphthoquinone ring leads to saliniketals. Our synthetic strategy hinged upon a Pt(II)-catalyzed cycloisomerization of an alkynediol to set the dioxabicyclo[3.2.1]octane ring system and a fragmentation of an intermediate dihydropyranone to forge a stereochemically defined (E,Z)-dienamide unit. Multiple routes were explored to assemble fragments with high stereocontrol, an exercise that provided additional insights into acyclic stereocontrol during stereochemically complex fragment-assembly processes. The resulting 11-14 step synthesis of saliniketals then enabled us to explore strategies for the synthesis and coupling of highly substituted naphthoquinones or the corresponding naphthalene fragments. Whereas direct coupling with naphthoquinone fragments proved unsuccessful, both amidation and C-N bond formation tactics with the more electron-rich naphthalene congeners provided an efficient means to complete the first total synthesis of rifsaliniketal and salinisporamycin. PMID:27232659

  6. Study on quality control of total alkaloids in Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis%钩藤总生物碱有效部位质量控制研究

    蒋海强; 窦月; 周洪雷


    Objective:To establish the method for quality control of total alkaloids in Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis. Methods;The contents of total alkaloids were determined by acid dye colorimetry,HPLC was used to measure the contents of rhynchophylline and fingerprint of total alkaloids in Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis. Results:The contents of total alkaloids were higher than 50%,the linear range of rhynchopHylline was 5.75-92 μg/mL,the average recovery was 98.82%. The chemical composition of different batches total alkaloids in Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis was difference by fingerprint similarity evaluation. Conclution:The method can be used for quality control of total alkaloids in Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis.%目的:建立钩藤总生物碱有效部位质量控制方法.方法:采用酸性染料染色法测定钩藤总生物碱的含量,采用高效液相色谱法测定有效部位中钩藤碱的含量,采用高效液相色谱法建立钩藤总生物碱有效部位的指纹图谱.结果:钩藤总生物碱的含量均在50%以上,钩藤碱在5.75~ 92 μg/mL之间线性关系良好,平均回收率为98.82%,通过指纹图谱相似度评价,不同批次的钩藤总生物碱有效部位的化学成分存在差异.结论:本研究建立的质量控制方法可有效控制钩藤总生物碱有效部位的质量.

  7. Extraction of Total Alkaloids from Corydalis saxicola Bunting by Enzymatic Method%酶法提取岩黄连总生物碱的研究

    李倩霞; 赵青; 蒋林; 杨得坡; 陈建萍; 王冬梅


    目的 研究植物提取酶在提取岩黄连总生物碱中的应用.方法 岩黄连药材经酶处理后用乙醇回流提取总生物碱,通过正交实验优化酶处理工艺参数.结果 酶解反应的最佳工艺条件为:温度45℃、酶反应时间16 h、pH 5.0、酶用量0.9%.结论 药材经酶处理后再用乙醇回流提取,对总生物碱的提取率比传统的直接乙醇回流提取法的提取率提高约24%,适用于岩黄连总生物碱的辅助提取.%Objection To study the extraction of total alkaloids from Corydalis saxicola Bunting by enzymatic method. Methods C. saxicola was treated by enzyme before refluxed with 60% ethanol aqueous solution, and the parameters of enzymatic hydrolysis was optimized by an orthogonai experiment. Results The optimum enzymatic hydrolysis conditions were determined as follows: temperature was 45℃ , reaction time was 16 h, pH value of the buffer solution was 5.0 and 0.9% of enzyme amount. Conclusion The yield of total alkaloids extracted from C. saxicola with pretreatment by enzymatic hydrolysis increased about 24% than that of without enzymatic hydrolysis pretreatment. Enzymatic hydrolysis could be applied as an assistant for the extraction of total alkoids from C. saxicola.

  8. The Catalytic Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)‐Liphagal

    Day, Joshua J.; McFadden, Ryan M.; Virgil, Scott C.;


    Ring a ding: The first catalytic enantioselective total synthesis of the meroterpenoid natural product (+)-liphagal is disclosed. The approach showcases a variety of technology including enantioselective enolate alkylation, a photochemical alkyne-alkene [2+2] reaction, microwaveassisted metal...... establish the trans homodecalin system found in the natural product...... catalysis, and an intramolecular aryne capture cyclization reaction. Pivotal to the successful completion of the synthesis was a sequence involving ring expansion from a [6-5-4] tricycle to a [6-7] bicyclic core followed by stereoselective hydrogenation of a sterically occluded tri-substituted olefin to...

  9. Catalytic Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Hedyosumins A, B, and C.

    Sun, Wang-Bin; Wang, Xuan; Sun, Bing-Feng; Zou, Jian-Ping; Lin, Guo-Qiang


    The first and asymmetric total synthesis of hedyosumins A, B, and C was accomplished in 13-14 steps from simple starting materials. The essential tools that allow us to access the tetracyclic skeleton include an organocatalytic [4 + 3] cycloaddition reaction, an intramolecular aldol condensation, and an intramolecular carboxymercuration/demercuration enabled lactonization. A CBS-catalyzed asymmetric reduction was employed to boost the ee of the synthetic natural products to an excellent level. This synthesis established the absolute configurations of hedyosumins A, B, and C. PMID:26925758

  10. Stereoselective synthesis of epoxides and diepoxides. Applications in total synthesis of natural products and analogues

    García Ruiz, María Cristina


    The present work is on the total synthesis of the natural compounds and/or analogues of Bengamides, Gummiferol and Depudecin. The target molecules, selected in virtue of their prominent biological activity as antibiotic and antitumor agents are featured by the presence of one or two epoxide groups and were synthesized by application of a novel methodology of asymmetric epoxidation based on the use of a new class of chiral sulfur ylides. The aim of every total synthesis discussed in this thesi...

  11. Short, Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Highly Oxidized Taxanes.

    Yuan, Changxia; Jin, Yehua; Wilde, Nathan C; Baran, Phil S


    In the realm of natural product chemistry, few isolates have risen to the level of fame justifiably accorded to Taxol (1) and its chemical siblings. This report describes the most concise route to date for accessing the highly oxidized members of this family. As representative members of taxanes containing five oxygen atoms, decinnamoyltaxinine E (2) and taxabaccatin III (3), have succumbed to enantioselective total synthesis for the first time in only 18 steps from a simple olefin starting material. The strategy holistically mimics nature's approach (two-phase synthesis) and features a carefully choreographed sequence of stereoselective oxidations and a remarkable redox-isomerization to set the key trans-diol present in 2 and 3. This work lays the critical groundwork necessary to access even higher oxidized taxanes such as 1 in a more practical fashion, thus empowering a medicinal chemistry campaign that is not wedded to semi-synthesis. PMID:27240325

  12. Vinca Alkaloids

    Maryam Moudi


    Full Text Available Vinca alkaloids are a subset of drugs obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle plant. They are naturally extracted from the pink periwinkle plant, Catharanthus roseus G. Don and have a hypoglycemic as well as cytotoxic effects. They have been used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and have been used as disinfectants. The vinca alkaloids are also important for being cancer fighters. There are four major vinca alkaloids in clinical use: Vinblastine (VBL, vinorelbine (VRL, vincristine (VCR and vindesine (VDS. VCR, VBL and VRL have been approved for use in the United States. Vinflunine is also a new synthetic vinca alkaloid, which has been approved in Europe for the treatment of second-line transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium is being developed for other malignancies. Vinca alkaloids are the second-most-used class of cancer drugs and will stay among the original cancer therapies. Different researches and studies for new vinca alkaloid applications will be carried out in this regard.

  13. Investigation of free amino acid, total phenolics, antioxidant activity and purine alkaloids to assess the health properties of non-Camellia tea

    Wu Bi


    Full Text Available To find novel functional beverages from folk teas, 33 species of frequently used non-Camellia tea (plants other than Camellia were collected and compared with Camellia tea (green tea, pu-erh tea and black tea for the first time. Data are reported here on the quantities of 20 free amino acids (FAAs and three purine alkaloids (measured by UHPLC, total polyphenols (measured by Folin-Ciocalteu assay, and antioxidant activity (DPPH. The total amounts of FAAs in non-Camellia tea (0.62–18.99 mg/g are generally less than that of Camellia tea (16.55–24.99 mg/g. However, for certain FAAs, the quantities were much higher in some non-Camellia teas, such as γ-aminobutyric acid in teas from Ampelopsis grossedentata, Isodon serra and Hibiscus sabdariffa. Interestingly, theanine was detected in tea from Potentilla fruticosa (1.16±0.81 mg/g. Furthermore, the content of polyphenols in teas from A. grossedentata, Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala are significantly higher than those from Camellia tea; teas from I. serra, Pistacia chinensis and A. tataricum subsp. ginnala have remarkable antioxidant activities similar to the activities from green tea (44.23 μg/mL. Purine alkaloids (caffeine, theobromine and theophylline were not detected in non-Camellia teas. The investigation suggest some non-Camellia teas may be great functional natural products with potential for prevention of chronic diseases and aging, by providing with abundant polyphenols, antioxidants and specific FAAs.

  14. Investigation of free amino acid, total phenolics, antioxidant activity and purine alkaloids to assess the health properties of non-Camellia tea.

    Bi, Wu; He, Chunnian; Ma, Yunyun; Shen, Jie; Zhang, Linghua Harris; Peng, Yong; Xiao, Peigen


    To find novel functional beverages from folk teas, 33 species of frequently used non-Camellia tea (plants other than Camellia) were collected and compared with Camellia tea (green tea, pu-erh tea and black tea) for the first time. Data are reported here on the quantities of 20 free amino acids (FAAs) and three purine alkaloids (measured by UHPLC), total polyphenols (measured by Folin-Ciocalteu assay), and antioxidant activity (DPPH). The total amounts of FAAs in non-Camellia tea (0.62-18.99 mg/g) are generally less than that of Camellia tea (16.55-24.99 mg/g). However, for certain FAAs, the quantities were much higher in some non-Camellia teas, such as γ-aminobutyric acid in teas from Ampelopsis grossedentata, Isodon serra and Hibiscus sabdariffa. Interestingly, theanine was detected in tea from Potentilla fruticosa (1.16±0.81 mg/g). Furthermore, the content of polyphenols in teas from A. grossedentata, Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala are significantly higher than those from Camellia tea; teas from I. serra, Pistacia chinensis and A. tataricum subsp. ginnala have remarkable antioxidant activities similar to the activities from green tea (44.23 μg/mL). Purine alkaloids (caffeine, theobromine and theophylline) were not detected in non-Camellia teas. The investigation suggest some non-Camellia teas may be great functional natural products with potential for prevention of chronic diseases and aging, by providing with abundant polyphenols, antioxidants and specific FAAs. PMID:27006902

  15. [Synthesis of indole compounds using multifunctional synthons].

    Abe, Takumi


    This review describes a synthesis of indole compounds using multifunctional synthons. The multifunctional synthons, trienes and gramines, were respectively synthesized using Pd-catalyzed tandem cyclization/cross-coupling reaction of indolylborate with vinyl bromide, and reaction of indolylcuprate with iminium chloride. As an application of the multifunctional synthons to the indole alkaloids synthesis, we accomplished the total synthesis of ellipticine, 9-methoxyellipticine, 9-hydroxyellipticine, tetrahydroellipticine, μ-alkaloid B, μ-alkaloid D, calothrixin A, calothrixin B, tubifoline, and yuehchukene. We have also developed 6π-electrocyclization of hexatrienes catalyzed by Cu(I) trifluoromethanesulfonate toluene complexe, which is unprecedented. PMID:23292026

  16. Enantioselective synthesis of 1,2,4-triazolines catalyzed by a cinchona alkaloid-derived organocatalyst.

    Shao, Qian; Chen, Jiean; Tu, Meihua; Piotrowski, David W; Huang, Yong


    An enantioselective organocatalytic process for the one-step synthesis of poly-substituted 1,2,4-triazolines is reported. The heterocycle formation is believed to go through a step-wise mechanism of nucleophilic addition of an azlactone to an azodicarboxylate in the presence of an organic base catalyst, followed by a TMSCHN2 mediated heterocyclization. Both theoretical calculations and experimental evidence suggest the pre-organization of the transition state for the chirality determining step via a unique 7-membered intramolecular hydrogen bonding. PMID:24145477

  17. Total synthesis and development of bioactive natural products

    TATSUTA, Kuniaki


    The first total synthesis and development of a variety of bioactive natural products have been accomplished by using carbohydrates as a chiral source. In addition, practically useful intermediates have been created, analogs of natural products have been prepared, their structure-activity relationships studied, and the large-scale preparations of medicinally useful compounds established. The key target molecules have been the “Big Four” antibiotics (macrolides, aminoglycosides, β-lactams and t...

  18. Total synthesis of an oxepine natural product, (±)-janoxepin.

    Doveston, Richard G; Steendam, René; Jones, Stuart; Taylor, Richard J K


    The total synthesis of (±)-janoxepin, a novel antiplasmodial d-leucine derived oxepine-pyrimidinone-ketopiperazine isolated from the fungus Aspergillus janus, is described. The cornerstones of the synthetic route are pyrimidinone preparation, ring-closing metathesis, aldol introduction of the enamide, and dihydro-oxepine elaboration. This synthetic route proved very efficient for the formation of a number of janoxepin analogues, including dihydro-janoxepin and tetrahydro-janoxepin. PMID:22288766

  19. First total synthesis of two nematicidal prenylated flavanones

    Jin Hui Yang; Shi Zhi Jiang; Yan Min Zhao; Yun Feng Li; Cong Bin Ji; Wan Yi Liu


    The total synthesis of(±)-8-(3-methylbut-2-enyl)-2-phenyl-2,3-dihydrochromen-4-one and(±)-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-8-(3-methylbut-2-enyl)-2,3-dihydrochromen-4-one was first achieved through C-prenylation,protection of phenolic hydroxyl group,aldol condensation,cyclization and deprotection starting from cheap benzaldehyde,4-hydroxybenzaldehyde and 2-hydroxyacetophenone,with total yield of 20 and 16.3%.All structures of new compounds were confirmed by IR,1H NMR and MS.

  20. A Highly Convergent Total Synthesis of Leustroducsin B.

    Trost, Barry M; Biannic, Berenger; Brindle, Cheyenne S; O'Keefe, B Michael; Hunter, Thomas J; Ngai, Ming-Yu


    Leustroducsin B exhibits a large variety of biological activities and unique structural features. An efficient and highly convergent total synthesis of Leustroducsin B was achieved in 17 longest linear and 39 total steps by disconnecting the molecule into three fragments having similar levels of complexity. These pieces were connected via a highly efficient chelate-controlled addition of a vinyl zincate to an α-hydroxy ketone and a silicon-mediated cross-coupling. The stereochemistry of the central and western fragments was set catalytically in high yields and excellent de by a zinc-ProPhenol-catalyzed aldol reaction and a palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation. PMID:26313159

  1. Synthesis of derivatives of tetronic acid and pulvinic acid. Total synthesis of norbadione A

    When vegetables like mushrooms are contaminated by radioactive caesium 137, this radioactive caesium is associated to norbadione A, a natural pigment present in two mushroom species and which can be used as a caesium decorporation agent or maybe as protection agent against ionizing radiations. Within this perspective, this research report describes the biosynthesis and the structure and properties of the norbadione A and of pulvinic acids (physicochemical properties, anti-oxidizing properties). Then, it presents the various tetronic acids (3-acyl-, 3-alkyl-, 3-alkoxy-, 3-aryl-tetronic acids and non 3-substituted tetronic acids), their synthesis path as they are described in the literature, and presents a new synthesis approach using a tandem reaction (with different esters or hydroxy esters) and the synthesis of tetronic acids. The author also proposes a new synthesis way for methyl pulvinates, and finally reports the work on the development of a total synthesis of the norbadione A

  2. Total synthesis of the marine cyanobacterial cyclodepsipeptide apratoxin A

    Chen, Jiehao; Forsyth, Craig J.


    A total synthesis of apratoxin A was developed. Apratoxin A, isolated from Lyngbya spp. cyanobacteria, is representative of a growing class of marine cyanobacterial cyclodepsipeptides wherein discrete polypeptide and polyketide domains are merged by ester and amide or amide-derived linkages. In the apratoxins, the N terminus of the peptide domain [(Pro)-(N-Me-Ile)-(N-Me-ala)-(O-Me-Tyr)-(moCys)] is a modified vinylogous cysteine that is joined to a novel ketide [3,7-dihydroxy-2,5,8,8-tetrameth...

  3. Total Synthesis and Biological Assessment of Mandelalide A.

    Brütsch, Tobias Michael; Bucher, Pascal; Altmann, Karl-Heinz


    A new convergent total synthesis of the marine macrolide mandelalide A (1) has been developed that is based on macrocyclic ring closure by a Shiina-type macrolactonization and the construction of the requisite precursor seco acid by a highly efficient Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction between two fragments of comparable complexity. Key steps in the elaboration of the acid building block were the enantioselective, catalytic addition of a protected acetylene to crotonaldehyde and the construction of the tetrahydropyran unit that is embedded in the macrocycle by means of an acid-catalyzed Prins reaction. The synthesis of the alcohol fragment features the formation of the trisubstituted tetrahydrofuran ring through an acetal cleavage/epoxide opening cascade reaction and a rarely used radical alkynylation of a primary alkyl iodide. Intriguingly, the dihydroxylation of a terminal double bond as part of the synthesis of this building block gave the same major product for both the α- and β-AD-mix reagents, albeit with moderate or low selectivity. Synthetic mandelalide A (1) was a potent proliferation inhibitor of A549, HT460, and H1299 human lung cancer cells in vitro, but not of SK-N-SH neuroblastoma cells. However, in no case did we observe complete cell kill even at the highest compound concentration tested (5 μm). PMID:26639765

  4. Cobalt-catalyzed diastereoselective synthesis of C-furanosides. Total synthesis of (-)-isoaltholactone.

    Nicolas, Lionel; Izquierdo, Eva; Angibaud, Patrick; Stansfield, Ian; Meerpoel, Lieven; Reymond, Sébastien; Cossy, Janine


    An array of C-aryl and C-vinyl furanosides were prepared in good yields and diastereoselectivities from C-halogeno furanosides either with aryl Grignard or with vinyl Grignard using the convenient Co(acac)3/TMEDA catalytic system. This method is illustrated by the total synthesis of the (-)-isoaltholactone. PMID:24127819

  5. 离子交换树脂对钩藤总生物碱的纯化工艺%Purification Technology of Total Alkaloids from Uncaria rhynchophylla by Ion-Exchange Resin

    窦月; 周洪雷; 齐冬梅; 李运伦; 陈凯


    Objective: To establish purification technology of total alkaloids from Uncaria rhynchophylla with cation-exchange resin. Method: Total alkaloids from U. Rhynchophylla was selected as indicator, and investigated separation technology conditions of total alkaloids from U. Rhynchophylla by ion-exchange resin. Result:Seven hundred and thirty-two cation-exchange resin was chosen,flow rate of sample was 1 mL·min-1 of flow rate,then eluted with 10 BV water and 6 BV 80% ethanol,finally eluted with 1% aqueous ammonia 80% ethanol, the content of total alkaloids from U. Rhynchophylla was up to 50% . Conclusion: This technology was simply, the content of total alkali was high, suitable for industrial production.%目的:建立阳离子交换树脂纯化钩藤总生物碱的工艺.方法:以钩藤总生物碱为研究指标,考察离子交换树脂分离钩藤总生物碱的工艺条件.结果:选择732型阳离子交换树脂,以1 mL· min -1的流速上样,分别用10 BV水,6 BV 80%乙醇洗脱除杂,最后选用1%氨性80%乙醇洗脱得到钩藤总生物碱,含量达到50%.结论:该方法工艺较简单,总碱含量较高,适合工业化生产.

  6. 半夏与钩藤生物总碱联合抗惊厥作用及毒性反应的定量评价%Quantitative evaluation of the anticonvulsant effects and toxicity of pinellia total alkaloid and uncaria total alkaloid in combination in mice

    张密; 李禄金; 吕映华; 郑青山


    目的:利用已发表的半夏生物总碱(pinellia total alkaloid,PTA)与钩藤生物总碱(uncaria total alkaloid,UTA)联合抗惊厥和毒性作用数据,全面定量评价其相互作用和组方合理性.方法:采用等效图法(isobologram)和计算机模拟技术,定量评价不同强度(0%~99%)有效剂量(ED)和致死剂量(LD)的相互作用,并综合计算其获益指数(BI)和治疗指数(TI).结果:3个配比(PTA:UTA=1:4,1:1,4:1)有协同作用趋势.由于最高剂量的有效率均低于70%,给参数计算和研究结论带来不确定性.PTA和UTA按4:1联用的毒性呈现拮抗作用,其它2个配比毒性拮抗作用不明确.基于ED和LD参数的综合分析,3个配比的BI均大于1,其中4:1配比的减毒增效作用明确,TI增大.结论:PTA和UTA按4:1给药后安全性和有效性提高,呈现配伍优势.从方法学角度,本研究可对同类实验的设计和分析提供参考.

  7. Total synthesis of cytotoxic metabolite ( ± )-desmethyldiaportinol from Ampelomyces sp.

    Saeed, Aamer; Qasim, Muhammad


    A concise total synthesis of ( ± )-desmethyldiaportinol isolated from Ampelomyces sp. is described. Microwave-assisted cyclocondensation of 3,5-dimethoxyhomopthalic acid with 3,4-dibromobutanoyl chloride afforded the 3-(2,3-dibromopropyl)-6, 8-dimethoxyisocoumarin in 2-3 min as the pivotal step. The 3,4-dibromobutanoyl chloride was itself synthesised from 3-butenoic acid via bromination in carbon tetrachloride at room temperature to yield 3,4-dibromobutanoic acid followed by reaction with thionyl chloride. The replacement of bromo- by hydroxyl substituent was achieved under mild conditions involving the refluxing in a mixture of acetone and water to provide ( ± )-3-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)-6,8-dimethoxyisocoumarin which on complete demethylation furnished the title natural product. PMID:24303787

  8. Total Synthesis and Stereochemical Revision of Phacelocarpus 2-Pyrone A.

    Ronson, Thomas O; Burns, Michael J; Voelkel, Martin H H; Evans, Kieren J; Lynam, Jason M; Taylor, Richard J K; Fairlamb, Ian J S


    The first total synthesis of phacelocarpus 2-pyrone A is reported. The original natural compound was tentatively assigned (by NMR spectroscopy) as containing two cis-alkenes and a trans-vinyl ether connected to a 2-pyrone ring motif. Our computational predictions indicated that a cis-vinyl ether motif was equally feasible. Attempts to prepare the trans-vinyl ether were met with no success. The all cis-target compound was synthesised in nine steps, employing key regio- and stereoselective reactions including Au(I)-catalysed vinyl etherification, Wittig alkenylation and end-game Stille macrocyclisation. Analysis of the NMR data enabled identification and confirmation of the correct structure of phacelocarpus 2-pyrone A, containing a cis-vinyl ether. Our studies pave the way for future development of methodologies to these structurally distinct pyrone skipped-polyenyne natural products. PMID:26568186

  9. Catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of (-)-galanthamine and (-)-lycoramine.

    Li, Lei; Yang, Qiao; Wang, Yuan; Jia, Yanxing


    The catalytic asymmetric total syntheses of (-)-galanthamine (1) and (-)-lycoramine (2) have been achieved by using a conceptually new strategy featuring two metal-catalyzed reactions as the key steps. A new method for the construction of 3,4-fused benzofurans has been developed through a palladium-catalyzed intramolecular Larock annulation reaction, which was successfully applied to the construction of the ABD tricyclic skeleton of 1 and 2. To achieve the asymmetric synthesis of 1 and 2, a Sc(III)/N,N'-dioxide complex was used to catalyze the enantioselective conjugate addition of 3-alkyl-substituted benzofuranone to methyl vinyl ketone for the construction of a chiral quaternary carbon center. PMID:25847447

  10. Studies towards the total synthesis of novel marine diterpene havellockate. Construction of the tetracyclic core

    Mehta, Goverdhan; Kumaran, Senthil R


    The synthesis of the tetracyclic core present in the novel marine diterpenoid havellockate 1 has been accomplished from the readily available endo-dicyclopentadienone-10-ethylene ketal 3 as a prelude to the projected total synthesis of the natural product.

  11. Total synthesis and isolation of citrinalin and cyclopiamine congeners

    Romminger, Stelamar; Pimenta, Eli. F.; Romney, David K.; Lodewyk, Michael W.; Williams, David E.; Andersen, Raymond J.; Miller, Scott J.; Tantillo, Dean J.; Berlinck, Roberto G. S.; Sarpong, Richmond


    It is said that carbon, the most abundant element in organic matter, supplies life’s quantity, whereas nitrogen supplies its quality. It is therefore unsurprising that many natural products that contain basic nitrogens (alkaloids) are coveted for their benefit to human health. However, nitrogen is known to mire many chemical syntheses because of its basicity and susceptibility to oxidation. This challenge may be heightened by the presence of more than one nitrogen atom in a targeted complex alkaloid, but can be met by the selective introduction and removal of functional groups that mitigate basicity, as highlighted herein with the first chemical syntheses of citrinalin B and cyclopiamine B. The chemical connections that have been realized as a result of these syntheses, in addition to the isolation of both 17-hydroxycitrinalin B and citrinalin C through 13C feeding studies, supports the existence of a common bicyclo[2.2.2]diazaoctane containing biogenetic precursor to these compounds as has been proposed previously. PMID:24828190

  12. Direct Synthesis of Protoberberine Alkaloids by Rh-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation as the Key Step.

    Jayakumar, Jayachandran; Cheng, Chien-Hong


    A one-pot reaction of substituted benzaldehydes with alkyne-amines by a Rh-catalyzed C-H activation and annulation to afford various natural and unnatural protoberberine alkaloids is reported. This reaction provides a convenient route for the generation of a compound library of protoberberine salts, which recently have attracted great attention because of their diverse biological activities. In addition, pyridinium salt derivatives can also be formed in good yields from α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and amino-alkynes. This reaction proceeds with excellent regioselectivity and good functional group compatibility under mild reaction conditions by using O2 as the oxidant. PMID:26689172

  13. Click-based synthesis of bromotyrosine alkaloid analogs as potential anti-biofilm leads for SAR studies.

    Andjouh, S; Blache, Y


    A library of triazole-based analogs of bromotyramine alkaloids such as verongamines, hemibastadins, pseudoceramine D and clavatidine E was designed in order to identify promising leads that may help in the control of bacterial biofilms. Twenty-three compounds were screened for their biofilm inhibitory activity against three strains of Gram-negative bacteria. SAR studies revealed that hemibastadins analogs were the most active compounds which act as inhibitors of biofilm development (EC50 8.8-29μM) without effect on bacterial growth even at high concentrations (100μM). PMID:26564265

  14. Substrate-Controlled Asymmetric Total Synthesis and Structure Revision of (-)-Bisezakyne A.

    Shin, Iljin; Lee, Dongjoo; Kim, Hyoungsu


    The first asymmetric total synthesis and subsequent structure revision of (-)-bisezakyne A, a Laurencia C15 acetogenin from Alpysia oculifera, has been accomplished. Our substrate-controlled synthesis of this oxolane natural product features a highly stereoselective "protecting-group-dependent" intramolecular amide enolate alkylation strategy for the synthesis of the key 9,10-trans-9,12-cis-10-hydroxytetrahydrofuran intermediate through "nonchelate" control. In addition, our synthesis determined the absolute configuration of the halogenated marine natural product. PMID:27551943

  15. The CP molecule labyrinth: a paradigm of how endeavors in total synthesis lead to discoveries and inventions in organic synthesis.

    Nicolaou, K C; Baran, Phil S


    Imagine an artist carving a sculpture from a marble slab and finding gold nuggets in the process. This thought is not a far-fetched description of the work of a synthetic chemist pursuing the total synthesis of a natural product. At the end of the day, he or she will be judged by the artistry of the final work and the weight of the gold discovered in the process. However, as colorful as this description of total synthesis may be, it does not entirely capture the essence of the endeavor, for there is much more to be told, especially with regard to the contrast of frustrating failures and exhilarating moments of discovery. To fully appreciate the often Herculean nature of the task and the rewards that accompany it, one must sense the details of the enterprise behind the scenes. A more vivid description of total synthesis as a struggle against a tough opponent is perhaps appropriate to dramatize these elements of the experience. In this article we describe one such endeavor of total synthesis which, in addition to reaching the target molecule, resulted in a wealth of new synthetic strategies and technologies for chemical synthesis. The total synthesis of the CP molecules is compared to Theseus' most celebrated athlos (Greek for exploit, accomplishment): the conquest of the dreaded Minotaur, which he accomplished through brilliance, skill, and bravery having traversed the famous labyrinth with the help of Ariadne. This story from Greek mythology comes alive in modern synthetic expeditions toward natural products as exemplified by the total synthesis of the CP molecules which serve as a paradigm for modern total synthesis endeavors, where the objectives are discovery and invention in the broader sense of organic synthesis. PMID:12203464

  16. Studies toward the synthesis of (-)-anisomycin. The total synthesis of (-)-2-epi-anisomycin

    Brann, Paul John


    Exploitation of the asymmetric electron density at the crown of the oxazolidinone [221] allowed for high diastereofacial selectivity when converting the olefin to an epoxide. Regiocontrolled fragmentation of the epoxide enabled us to introduce the three essential stereocentres of the target alkaloid (-)-anisomycin [1] both contiguously and with the correct geometry. Installation of the remaining aromatic appendage allowed us to complete the molecular skeleton of the natural product; however, ...

  17. Aza-Quaternary Scaffolds from Selective Bond Cleavage of Bridgehead-Substituted 7-Azabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane: Total Synthesis of (+)-Cylindricines C-E and (-)-Lepadiformine A.

    Pandey, Ganesh; Janakiram, Vaitla


    A novel bridgehead-substituted aza-bicyclic framework has been designed and developed in both enantiomeric forms through an asymmetric desymmetrization reaction. Strategic exploitation of the ring strain in the aza-bicyclic framework has been utilized for the construction of the chiral aza-quaterenary scaffolds by selective bond fragmentation processes. Furthermore, a strategically designed precursor is employed for selective bond cleavage to initiate a cascade rearrangement for the total synthesis of the 1-azaspirotricyclic marine alkaloids (+)-cylindricines C, D, and E, as well as (-)-lepadiformine A. An oxidation/retro-aldol/aza-Michael sequence generated three new chiral centers with the required configuration in one pot. PMID:26220441

  18. Total Synthesis of the Proposed Structure of the Macrolide Queenslandonand Towards the Total Synthesis of Natural Products Leiodermatolide and (–)-Englerin A

    Navickas, Vaidotas


    The dissertation consists of three parts. The first part deals with the total synthesis of macrolide queenslandon. Key steps in the synthesis were a cross metathesis reaction to construct the aliphatic fragment and a Mitsunobu macrolactonization to give a macrolactone. All chiral centers were established from D-(+)-ribose. The proposed structure of the macrolide queenslandon has been reached and it was proved that the postulated structure was proposed incorrectly. The second part describ...

  19. Alkaloids in the pharmaceutical industry: Structure, isolation and application

    Nikolić Milan


    Full Text Available By the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century a new era began in medicine, pharmaceutics and chemistry that was strongly connected with alkaloids and alkaloid drugs. Even before that it was known that certain drugs administered in limited doses were medicines, and toxic if taken in larger doses (opium, coke leaves, belladonna roots, monkshood tubers crocus or hemlock seeds. However, the identification, isolation and structural characterization of the active ingredients of the alkaloid drugs was only possible in the mid 20th century by the use of modern extraction equipment and instrumental methods (NMR, X-ray diffraction and others.In spite of continuing use over a long time, there is still great interest in investigating new drugs, potential raw materials for the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the more detailed investigation and definition of bio-active components and the indication of their activity range, and the partial synthesis of new alkaloid molecules based on natural alkaloids. The scope of these investigations, especially in the field of semi-synthesis is to make better use of the bio-active ingredients of alkaloid drugs, i.e. to improve the pharmacological effect (stronger and prolonged effect of the medicine, decreased toxicity and side effects, or to extend or change the applications. A combined classification of alkaloids was used, based on the chemical structure and origin, i.e. the source of their isolation to study alkaloid structure. For practical reasons, the following classification of alkaloids was used: ergot alkaloids, poppy alkaloids, tropanic alkaloids purine derivative alkaloids, carbon-cyclic alkaloids, and other alkaloids. The second part of this report presents a table of general procedures for alkaloid isolation from plant drugs (extraction by water non-miscible solvents, extraction by water-miscible solvents and extraction by diluted acid solutions. Also, methods for obtaining chelidonine and

  20. Total synthesis and evaluation of [18F]MHMZ

    Herth, Matthias M; Debus, Fabian; Piel, Markus;


    Radiochemical labeling of MDL 105725 using the secondary labeling precursor 2-[(18)F]fluoroethyltosylate ([(18)F]FETos) was carried out in yields of approximately 90% synthesizing [(18)F]MHMZ in a specific activity of approximately 50MBq/nmol with a starting activity of approximately 3GBq. Overall...... radiochemical yield including [(18)F]FETos synthon synthesis, [(18)F]fluoroalkylation and preparing the injectable [(18)F]MHMZ solution was 42% within a synthesis time of approximately 100 min. The novel compound showed excellent specific binding to the 5-HT(2A) receptor (K(i)=9.0 nM) in vitro and promising in...

  1. Enantioselective total synthesis of (R)-(−)-complanine

    Kamanos, Krystal A D; Jonathan M. Withey


    A route is described for the enantioselective synthesis of (R)-(−)-complanine, a marine natural product isolated from Eurythoe complanata, and known to be a causative agent in inflammation. An organocatalytic, asymmetric oxyamination of a homoconjugated all-Z-dienal intermediate provides versatile and efficient access to the natural product.

  2. Enantioselective total synthesis of (R)-(−)-complanine

    Kamanos, Krystal A D; Jonathan M. Withey


    A route is described for the enantioselective synthesis of (R)-(−)-complanine, a marine natural product isolated from Eurythoe complanata, and known to be a causative agent in inflammation. An organocatalytic, asymmetric oxyamination of a homoconjugated all-Z-dienal intermediate provides versatile and efficient access to the natural product.

  3. The total chemical synthesis of polymer/graphene nanocomposite films.

    Salvatierra, Rodrigo V; Cava, Carlos E; Roman, Lucimara S; Oliveira, Marcela M; Zarbin, Aldo J G


    A versatile and room temperature synthesis of thin films of polymer/graphene is reported. Drastically differing from other methods, not only the polymer but also the graphene are completely built from their simplest monomers (thiophene and benzene) in a one-pot polymerization reaction at a liquid-liquid interface. The materials were characterized and electronic properties are presented. PMID:26658554

  4. 荷叶总生物碱降脂减肥作用的体内外试验%Effect of total alkaloids from lotus leaves on body mass and lipid regulation in vivo and in vitro .

    范婷婷; 法鲁克; 方芳; 蒋益虹


    components . In modern research , scientists found that alkaloids were one of the main bioactive ingredients in them , helping lowing the serum lipid level and controlling body mass . Thus , this study aims to investigate the effect of lotus leaf total alkaloids on the body mass and lipid regulation in in vivo and in vitro experiments , and to find a new potential food additive to prevent effectively obesity from abnormal fat accumulation . Lipid‐lowering efficacy in vivo of lotus leaf total alkaloids was determined by animal experiment . After adapting to the feeding environment for 10 days , 30 experimental rats were randomly divided into six experimental groups according to their serum‐lipid level and body mass , including general diet group ( blank group) , high fat diet with lotus leaf total alkaloid ( high , moderate , low doses) groups , positive drug control group and high fat diet group ( model group) . Except for the general diet group feeding normal diet , the other five groups were fed high fat diet for 40 d to set up the model of hyperlipidemia rats . Then , the contents of TC ( total cholesterol) , TG ( triglyceride) , LDL‐C ( low density lipoprotein‐cholesterol) , HDL‐C ( high density lipoprotein‐cholesterol) , the levels of AST ( aspartate aminotransferase) and ALT ( alanine aminotransferase) in serum were assayed in hyperlipidemia rats which had been fed lotus leaf total alkaloids of 20 , 40 , 80 mg/( kg·d) and positive drug of 10 mg/( kg·d) simvastatin for another 40 days , respectively . In addition , the body mass and liver mass , body length , tail length were measured . Lipid‐lowering efficacy in vitro of lotus leaf total alkaloids was determined by measuring the inhibitory activity against pancrelipase by monitoring the hydrolysis of pNP‐b , which released the yellow chromogen p‐nitrophenol , and the buffer solution was adjusted to the condition of 37 ℃ , pH=7 .4 . The results showed that , compared with high fat diet group

  5. Expedient access to enantiopure cyclopentanic natural products: total synthesis of (-)-cyclonerodiol.

    Pérez Morales, Carmen; Mar Herrador, M; Quílez del Moral, José F; Barrero, Alejandro F


    Following the principles of collective total synthesis, a number of natural products sharing an optically pure, multifunctional, cyclopentanic core were synthesized from a common precursor: plinol A (1). This intermediate was efficiently obtained in only four steps from (-)-linalool (2) using as the key step a Ti(III)-mediated diastereoselective radical cyclization. The feasibility of this approach was confirmed with the expedient enantiospecific synthesis of cyclonerodiol (3), and the formal synthesis of chocol G (4) and piperitone (5). PMID:25920207

  6. Total Synthesis of Nominal Cyclocinamide B and Investigation into the Identity of the Cyclocinamides

    Curzon, Stephanie S.; Garcia, Jessica M.; Konopelski, Joseph P.


    The total synthesis of nominal cyclocinamide B, a cyclic peptide marine natural product, is reported together with an isomer of nominal cyclocinamide A. Initial attempts at the synthesis of the title compounds by inclusion of a turn inducer failed. However, direct synthesis succeeded in formation of the 14-membered cyclic peptide structure. Comparison of the data from all synthetic cyclocinamide A and B compounds with those of the natural products leads to the conclusion that the two natural ...

  7. Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Vinigrol and Hibarimicin B

    Milgram, Benjamin Charles


    Vinigrol is a structurally unique diterpenoid natural product featuring a tricyclo[,8a]tetradecene carbon skeleton containing eight contiguous stereocenters and a challenging oxygenation pattern. Vinigrol has been demonstrated to possess a wide array of biological activities including tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonism, antihypertensive activity, and platelet aggregation inhibitory activity. Our first-generation plan for the synthesis of vinigrol utilized a cascade reaction sequ...

  8. A carbohydrate approach for the formal total synthesis of (−-aspergillide C

    Pabbaraja Srihari


    Full Text Available An enantioselective formal total synthesis of aspergillide C is accomplished using commercially available tri-O-acetyl-D-galactal employing a Ferrier-type C-glycosylation, utilizing a Trost hydrosilylation and protodesilylation as key reactions.

  9. Total synthesis and allelopathic activity of cytosporones A-C

    Zamberlam, Charles E.M.; Meza, Alisson; Lima, Denis P. de; Beatriz, Adilson [Centro de Ciencias Exatas e Tecnologia, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, MS (Brazil); Leite, Carla Braga; Marques, Maria Rita [Centro de Ciencias Biologicas e da Saude, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, MS (Brazil)


    The search for efficient, environmentally friendly herbicides has been the focus of numerous studies on the organic synthesis of compounds isolated from natural sources. Cytosporones, which are phenolic lipids isolated from fungi, exhibit noteworthy biological properties. This paper reports the preparation of cytosporones A-C from the same starting material through a short synthetic route, with good yields. All compounds were tested for allelopathic activity on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L) seeds. Cytosporone A and its methylated precursor showed remarkable allelopathic activity, inhibiting seed germination and plantule growth. (author)

  10. Total synthesis and allelopathic activity of cytosporones A-C

    The search for efficient, environmentally friendly herbicides has been the focus of numerous studies on the organic synthesis of compounds isolated from natural sources. Cytosporones, which are phenolic lipids isolated from fungi, exhibit noteworthy biological properties. This paper reports the preparation of cytosporones A-C from the same starting material through a short synthetic route, with good yields. All compounds were tested for allelopathic activity on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L) seeds. Cytosporone A and its methylated precursor showed remarkable allelopathic activity, inhibiting seed germination and plantule growth. (author)

  11. Total Synthesis of Sporolide B and 9-epi-Sporolide B

    Nicolaou, K. C.; Wang, Jianhua; Tang, Yefeng; Botta, Lorenzo


    The total synthesis of the structurally unique secondary metabolite sporolide B (1b, Figure 1) is described. The total synthesis of 1b was developed on the basis of preliminary studies that revealed the reactivity of an appropriate o-quinone as a diene system toward a number of indene derivatives as dienophiles, first in intermolecular and thence intramolecular settings. Thus, substrates were devised (37, Scheme 5; 75, Scheme 11) that underwent exquisite intramolecular [4+2] cycloaddition rea...

  12. One-pot multiple reactions: asymmetric synthesis of 2,6-cis-disubstituted piperidine alkaloids from chiral aziridine.

    Yadav, Nagendra Nath; Choi, Jihye; Ha, Hyun-Joon


    A divergent, new, and highly stereoselective synthesis of cis-2,6-disubstituted piperidine natural products including isosolenopsins, deoxocassine, and spectaline was achieved from chiral aziridine decorated with appropriate alkyl chains for isosolenopsins or alkynyl groups for deoxocassine and spectaline at C2. The characteristic feature of this synthesis is one-pot sequential reactions under atmospheric hydrogen including the reduction of alkyne (for deoxocassine and spectaline), reductive ring-opening of aziridine, debenzylation, and intramolecular reductive amination in high yields. The prerequisite aziridines were elaborated from commercially available (2S)-hydroxymethylaziridine through oxidation, Wittig olefination, and the Grignard reaction for isosolenopsins or substrate-controlled lithium alkynylate addition for deoxocassine and spectaline. PMID:27189444

  13. Solid substrate mediated changes in ergot alkaloid spectra in solid state fermentation system

    Trejo Hernandez, M.R.; Lonsane, B.K.; Raimbault, Maurice; Roussos, Sevastianos


    Use of different solid substrates resulted in minor alterations in total alkaloid production by #Claviceps purpurea$ 1029c in solid state fermentation system but the changes in the spectra of ergot alkaloids were of significantly higher magnitudes. Ergonovine accounted for 93% of the total alkaloid production in wheat grain medium while lysergic acid derivatives and ergonovine comprised of 66% and 32% of total alkaloids in rye grain medium. In contrast, ergonovine, ergotamine, and lysergic ac...

  14. An Enantioselective Approach to the Hetisine Alkaloids. Synthesis of the 3-Methyl-1-aza-tricyclo[,8]decane Core via Intramolecular Dipolar Cycloaddition

    Peese, Kevin M.; Gin, David Y.


    An efficient, enantioselective approach to the hetisine class of the C20-diterpenoid alkaloids is described. The strategy involves an intramolecular oxidopyridinium dipolar cycloaddition as the key transformation, in which simultaneous formation of the C5-C6 and C10-C20 bonds in the 3-methyl-1-aza-tricyclo[,8]decane core of the hetisine alkaloids is effected.

  15. Total synthesis of amiclenomycin, an inhibitor of biotin biosynthesis.

    Mann, Stéphane; Carillon, Sophie; Breyne, Olivier; Marquet, Andrée


    We describe the first synthesis of amiclenomycin, a natural product that has been found to inhibit biotin biosynthesis and, as a consequence, to exhibit antibiotic properties. Structure 1, with a trans relationship between the ring substituents. had previously been proposed for amiclenomycin on the basis of its 1H NMR spectrum. We have prepared the trans and cis isomers 1 and 2 by unequivocal routes and we conclude that the natural product is in fact the cis isomer 2. The properly substituted cyclohexadienyl rings were constructed first. A cycloaddition reaction between 1,2-di(phenylsulfonyl)ethylene and the N-allyloxycarbonyl diene 13, followed by reductive elimination of the phenylsulfinyl groups, gave the cis isomer 15. To obtain the trans isomer, the O-trimethylsilyl diene was used to give the cis hydroxylated Diels-Alder adduct 33, which was transformed into the corresponding trans amino derivative by means of a Mitsunobu reaction. The L-alpha-amino acid functionality was introduced by means of a Strecker reaction on the aldehydes 16 and 42, followed by enzymatic hydrolysis with immobilised pronase. PMID:11843156

  16. RIA for indol alkaloids

    The technique of RIAs for indol alkaloids (ajmaline, ergotamine, ergocristine, ergometrine, and lysergic acid) is described, and applications for this RIA and the RIA for raubasine and serpentine are mentioned. The indol alkaloide RIAs are shown to be suitable both for alkaloid distribution measurements in Catharantus and Rauwolfia plants and C. purpurea sclerotia as well as for the selection of high-efficiency strains and the optimisation of cultures of plant tissues and saprophytic fungi. (orig./MG)

  17. Alkaloids in Marine Algae

    Ekrem Sezik; Aline Percot; Kasım Cemal Güven


    This paper presents the alkaloids found in green, brown and red marine algae. Algal chemistry has interested many researchers in order to develop new drugs, as algae include compounds with functional groups which are characteristic from this particular source. Among these compounds, alkaloids present special interest because of their pharmacological activities. Alkaloid chemistry has been widely studied in terrestrial plants, but the number of studies in algae is insignificant. In this review...

  18. Divergent solid-phase synthesis of natural product-inspired bipartite cyclodepsipeptides: total synthesis of seragamide A.

    Arndt, Hans-Dieter; Rizzo, Stefano; Nöcker, Christina; Wakchaure, Vijay N; Milroy, Lech-Gustav; Bieker, Vanessa; Calderon, Abram; Tran, Tuyen T N; Brand, Silke; Dehmelt, Leif; Waldmann, Herbert


    Macrocyclic natural products (NPs) and analogues thereof often show high affinity, selectivity, and metabolic stability, and methods for the synthesis of NP-like macrocycle collections are of major current interest. We report an efficient solid-phase/cyclorelease method for the synthesis of a collection of macrocyclic depsipeptides with bipartite peptide/polyketide structure inspired by the very potent F-actin stabilizing depsipeptides of the jasplakinolide/geodiamolide class. The method includes the assembly of an acyclic precursor chain on a polymeric carrier, terminated by olefins that constitute complementary fragments of the polyketide section and cyclization by means of a relay-ring-closing metathesis (RRCM). The method was validated in the first total synthesis of the actin-stabilizing cyclodepsipeptide seragamide A and the synthesis of a collection of structurally diverse bipartite depsipeptides. PMID:25694199

  19. Visual identification of alkaloids in some medicinal plants: common alkaloid reagents versus bromocresol green

    Shamsa F, Esfahani HR, Gamooshi RA


    Full Text Available "n Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Background: Alkaloids are a group of nitrogenous compounds with potential effects on the physiological behavior of human and animals. Some of these compounds are considered important drugs in modern medicine, such as atropine and morphine. Plants are considered the most important source of alkaloids. Therefore, investigating the presence of alkaloids in different plants is very important. Usually, alkaloids in plants are identified by methods such as those of Dragendorf, Wagner and Meyer, among others, which require milligrams of alkaloids for identification. In the present study, a fast and sensitive procedure for detecting of alkaloids in plants is presented.   "n"nMethods: Twelve dried plants samples were investigated for the presence alkaloids. After extracting the total alkaloid into methanol using a Soxhlet extractor, a few milligrams of the extract was transferred to a separatory funnel, buffered to pH 4.7, the bromocresol green (BCG solution (10-4 M was added, mixed and extracted with CHCl3 until a yellow color was observed in the CHCl3 layer, indicating the presence of the alkaloid. The crude extracts were also investigated by the standard methods of Dragendorf, Wagner and Meyer for the presence of alkaloids.   "n"nResults: Investigation of the 12 plant samples for the presence of alkaloids by the standard reagents of Dragendorf, Wagner, and Meyer showed that only Camelia sinensis (flowers, Echium amoenum Fisch & Mey (flowers, and Stachys (aerial parts are devoid

  20. Potential of solid state fermentation for production of ergot alkaloids

    Trejo Hernandez, M.R.; Raimbault, Maurice; Roussos, Sevastianos; Lonsane, B. K.


    Production of total ergot alkaloids by #Claviceps fusiformis$ in solid state fermentation was 3.9 times higher compared to that in submerged fermentation. Production was equal in the case of #Claviceps purpurea$ but the spectra of alkaloids were advantageous with the use of solid state fermentation. The data establish potential of solid state fermentation which was not explored earlier for production of ergot alkaloids. (Résumé d'auteur)

  1. The Total Synthesis Problem of linear multivariable control. II - Unity feedback and the design morphism

    Sain, M. K.; Antsaklis, P. J.; Gejji, R. R.; Wyman, B. F.; Peczkowski, J. L.


    Zames (1981) has observed that there is, in general, no 'separation principle' to guarantee optimality of a division between control law design and filtering of plant uncertainty. Peczkowski and Sain (1978) have solved a model matching problem using transfer functions. Taking into consideration this investigation, Peczkowski et al. (1979) proposed the Total Synthesis Problem (TSP), wherein both the command/output-response and command/control-response are to be synthesized, subject to the plant constraint. The TSP concept can be subdivided into a Nominal Design Problem (NDP), which is not dependent upon specific controller structures, and a Feedback Synthesis Problem (FSP), which is. Gejji (1980) found that NDP was characterized in terms of the plant structural matrices and a single, 'good' transfer function matrix. Sain et al. (1981) have extended this NDP work. The present investigation is concerned with a study of FSP for the unity feedback case. NDP, together with feedback synthesis, is understood as a Total Synthesis Problem.

  2. Total Synthesis, Structure Revision, and Absolute Configuration of (−)-Brevenal

    Fuwa, Haruhiko; Ebine, Makoto; Bourdelais, Andrea J.; Baden, Daniel G.; Sasaki, Makoto


    Total synthesis of structure 1 originally proposed for brevenal, a nontoxic polycyclic ether natural product isolated from the Florida red tide dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, was accomplished. The key features of the synthesis involved (i) convergent assembly of the pentacyclic polyether skeleton based on our developed Suzuki–Miyaura coupling chemistry and (ii) stereoselective construction of the multi-substituted (E,E)-dienal side chain by using copper(I) thiophen-2-carboxylate (CuTC)-promo...

  3. Total synthesis of furospongolide and related furanolipid analogues as potential anti-tumour agents

    Harrold, Donal Patrick


    This thesis details the design, development and execution of innovative methodology in the total synthesis of the terpene-derived marine natural product, furospongolide. It also outlines the synthetic routes used to prepare a novel range of furanolipids derivatives and subsequent evaluation of their potential as antitumour agents. The first chapter is a review of the literature describing efforts undertaken towards the synthesis of biologically active furanosesterterpenoid marine natural prod...

  4. Total synthesis of (3S, 5R, 3'S, 5'R)-capsorubin

    Frederico, Daniel; Constantino, Mauricio G.; Donate, Paulo M. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras. Dept. de Quimica


    The total synthesis of enantiomerically enriched (3S, 5R, 3'S, 5'R)-capsorubin (1) by aldol condensation of (1R, 4S)-1-(4-hydroxy-1,2,2-trimethyl-cyclopentyl)ethanone (2a) and crocetindial (3) is described. An alternative, short eight-step synthesis of the optically active compound 2a (ee 89%) is also reported. (author)

  5. Enantioselective modular synthesis of cyclohexenones: total syntheses of (+)-crypto- and (+)-infectocaryone.

    Franck, Géraldine; Brödner, Kerstin; Helmchen, Günter


    A modular synthesis of cyclohexenones is described and applied to the first enantioselective total syntheses of (+)-crypto- and (+)-infectocaryone. Key steps in the synthesis of cyclohexenones are an iridium-catalyzed allylic alkylation, nucleophilic allylation, and ring-closing metathesis. On the way to (+)-cryptocaryone, a catch and release strategy involving an iodolactonization/elimination and a regioselective C-acylation were used. PMID:20677804

  6. Stereoselective total synthesis of the potent anti-asthmatic compound CMI-977 (LDP-977)

    Dias, Luiz Carlos; Farina, Lui Strambi; Ferreira, Marco Antonio Barbosa, E-mail: [Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Instituto de Quimica


    A short and efficient stereoselective total synthesis of CMI-977 (LDP-977), a potent and orally active anti-asthmatic compound, was developed. The key steps involve a highly diastereoselective Mukaiyama oxidative cyclization, which provides the trans-THF (tetrahydrofuran) unit and a Seyferth-Gilbert homologation to construct the triple bond in the target molecule. The synthesis of the key chiral building block was performed using Jacobsen hydrolytic kinetic resolution. (author)

  7. Total Synthesis of Ionic Liquid Systems for Dissolution of Lunar Simulant

    Sharpe, Robert J.; Karr, Laurel J.; Paley, Mark S.


    For purposes of Space Resource Utilization, work in the total synthesis of a new ionic liquid system for the extraction of oxygen and metals from lunar soil is studied and described. Reactions were carried out according to procedures found in the chemical literature, analyzed via Thin-Layer Chromatography and 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and purified via vacuum distillation and rotary evaporation. Upon final analysis via 1H NMR, it was found that while the intermediates of the synthesis had been achieved, unexpected side products were also present. The mechanisms and constraints of the synthesis are described as well as the final results of the project and recommendations for continued study

  8. Streamlined Total Synthesis of Uncialamycin and Its Application to the Synthesis of Designed Analogues for Biological Investigations.

    Nicolaou, K C; Wang, Yanping; Lu, Min; Mandal, Debashis; Pattanayak, Manas R; Yu, Ruocheng; Shah, Akshay A; Chen, Jason S; Zhang, Hongjun; Crawford, James J; Pasunoori, Laxman; Poudel, Yam B; Chowdari, Naidu S; Pan, Chin; Nazeer, Ayesha; Gangwar, Sanjeev; Vite, Gregory; Pitsinos, Emmanuel N


    From the enediyne class of antitumor antibiotics, uncialamycin is among the rarest and most potent, yet one of the structurally simpler, making it attractive for chemical synthesis and potential applications in biology and medicine. In this article we describe a streamlined and practical enantioselective total synthesis of uncialamycin that is amenable to the synthesis of novel analogues and renders the natural product readily available for biological and drug development studies. Starting from hydroxy- or methoxyisatin, the synthesis features a Noyori enantioselective reduction, a Yamaguchi acetylide-pyridinium coupling, a stereoselective acetylide-aldehyde cyclization, and a newly developed annulation reaction that allows efficient coupling of a cyanophthalide and a p-methoxy semiquinone aminal to forge the anthraquinone moiety of the molecule. Overall, the developed streamlined synthesis proceeds in 22 linear steps (14 chromatographic separations) and 11% overall yield. The developed synthetic strategies and technologies were applied to the synthesis of a series of designed uncialamycin analogues equipped with suitable functional groups for conjugation to antibodies and other delivery systems. Biological evaluation of a select number of these analogues led to the identification of compounds with low picomolar potencies against certain cancer cell lines. These compounds and others like them may serve as powerful payloads for the development of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) intended for personalized targeted cancer therapy. PMID:27266267

  9. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Steenkrotin A and Determination of Its Absolute Configuration.

    Pan, Saiyong; Gao, Beiling; Hu, Jialei; Xuan, Jun; Xie, Hujun; Ding, Hanfeng


    The first enantioselective total synthesis of (+)-steenkrotin A has been achieved in 18 steps and 4.2 % overall yield. The key features of the strategy entail a Rh-catalyzed O-H bond insertion followed by an intramolecular carbonyl-ene reaction, two sequential SmI2 -mediated Ueno-Stork and ketyl-olefin cyclizations, and a cascade intramolecular aldol condensation/vinylogous retro-aldol/aldol process with inversion of the relative configuration at the C7 position. The absolute configuration of (+)-steenkrotin A was determined based on the stepwise construction of the stereocenters during the total synthesis. PMID:26660855

  10. Chemistry of Renieramycins. Part 14: Total Synthesis of Renieramycin I and Practical Synthesis of Cribrostatin 4 (Renieramycin H

    Masashi Yokoya


    Full Text Available The first total synthesis of (±-renieramycin I, which was isolated from the Indian bright blue sponge Haliclona cribricutis, is described. The key step is the selenium oxide oxidation of pentacyclic bis-p-quinone derivative (3 stereo- and regioselectively. We also report a large-scale synthesis of cribrostatin 4 (renieramycin H via the C3-C4 double bond formation in an early stage based on the Avendaño’s protocol, from readily available 1-acetyl-3-(3-methyl-2,4,5-trimethylphenylmethyl-piperazine-2,5-dione (8 in 18 steps (8.3% overall yield. The synthesis provides unambiguous evidence supporting the original structure of renieramycin I.

  11. Formal Total Synthesis of Diazonamide A by Indole Oxidative Rearrangement.

    David, Nadège; Pasceri, Raffaele; Kitson, Russell R A; Pradal, Alexandre; Moody, Christopher J


    A short formal total synthesis of the marine natural product diazonamide A is described. The route is based on indole oxidative rearrangement, and a number of options were investigated involving migration of tyrosine or oxazole fragments upon oxidation of open chain or macrocyclic precursors. The final route proceeds from 7-bromoindole by sequential palladium-catalysed couplings of an oxazole fragment at C-2, followed by a tyrosine fragment at C-3. With the key 2,3-disubstituted indole readily in hand, formation of a macrocyclic lactam set the stage for the crucial oxidative rearrangement to a 3,3-disubstituted oxindole. Notwithstanding the concomitant formation of the unwanted indoxyl isomer, the synthesis successfully delivered, after deprotection, the key oxindole intermediate, thereby completing a formal total synthesis of diazonamide A. PMID:27346186

  12. Steroidal glyco alkaloids and molluscicidal activity of Solanum asperum Rich. fruits

    Silva, Tania M.S. [Instituto Multidisciplinar em Saude, Vitoria da Conquista, BA (Brazil). Campus Avancado Anisio Teixeira]. E-mail:; Camara, Celso A. [Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Freire, Kristerson R.L.; Silva, Thiago G. da; Agra, Maria de F.; Bhattacharyya, Jnanabrata [Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB), Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil). Lab. de Tecnologia Farmaceutica


    Bioassay-guided fractionation of the alkaloidal extract of the green fruits of Solanum asperum afforded a new compound, solanandaine along with solasonine and solamargine. The total crude alkaloids as well as the isolated pure alkaloids exhibited significant molluscicidal activity. (author)

  13. A stereoselective total synthesis of the novel triquinane sesquiterpene cucumin E

    Mehta, Goverdhan; Umarye, Jayant D


    A total synthesis of cucumin E, a recently isolated triquinane natural product with a new carbon framework, has been achieved. The key step is the flash vacuum pyrolysis (FVP)-induced cyclobutane fragmentation in a readily available pentacyclic caged dione to deliver the triquinane skeleton with functionalization in all the three five-membered rings suitable for further elaboration to the natural product.

  14. Total Synthesis and Complete Stereostructure of a Marine Macrolide Glycoside, (-)-Lyngbyaloside B.

    Fuwa, Haruhiko; Yamagata, Naoya; Okuaki, Yuta; Ogata, Yuya; Saito, Asami; Sasaki, Makoto


    We have described in detail the total synthesis of both the proposed and correct structures of (-)-lyngbyaloside B, which facilitated the elucidation of the complete stereostructure of this natural product. Our study began with the total synthesis of 13-demethyllyngbyaloside B, in which an esterification/ring-closing metathesis (RCM) strategy was successfully used for the efficient construction of the macrocycle. We also established reliable methods for the introduction of the conjugated diene side chain and the l-rhamnose residue onto the macrocyclic framework. However, the esterification/RCM strategy proved ineffective for the parent natural product because of the difficulties in acylating the sterically encumbered C-13 tertiary alcohol; macrolactionization of a seco-acid was also extensively investigated under various conditions without success. We finally completed the total synthesis of the proposed structure of (-)-lyngbyaloside B by means of a macrolactonization that involves an acyl ketene as the reactive species. However, the NMR spectroscopic data of our synthetic material did not match those of the authentic material, which indicated that the proposed structure must be re-examined. Inspection of the NMR spectroscopic data of the natural product and molecular mechanics calculations led us to postulate that the configuration of the C-10, C-11, and C-13 stereogenic centers had been incorrectly assigned in the proposed structure. Finally, our revised structure of (-)-lyngbyaloside B was unambiguously verified through total synthesis. PMID:27112323

  15. Enantioselective total synthesis of a novel polyketide natural product(+)-integrasone, an HIV-1 integrase inhibitor

    Mehta, Goverdhan; Roy, Subhrangsu


    Enantioselective total synthesis of the recently isolated, novel polyketide natural product (+)-integrasone has been accomplished from the readily available Diels-Alder adduct of cyclopentadiene and p-benzoquinone. An enzymatically desymmetrized epoxyquinone building block has been elaborated through a series of regio-, chemo- and stereocontrolled steps to the final bicyclic framework of the natural product.

  16. Total synthesis of the putative structure of the novel triquinane natural product isocapnellenone

    Mehta, Goverdhan; Murthy, Sai Krishna A; Umarye, Jayant D


    A total synthesis of the ‘putative structure’ 7, attributed to the novel triquinane sesquiterpene isolated recently from two Buddelia species has been accomplished. The spectral data for 7 is a complete mismatch with those reported for the natural product and warrants a revision of the assigned structure.

  17. The first total synthesis of the novel triquinane natural products pleurotellol and pleurotellic acid

    Mehta, Goverdhan; Murthy, Sai Krishna A


    The first total synthesis of the triquinane based sesquiterpenoid antibiotics (±)-pleurotellol and (±)-pleurotellic acid isolated from the fermentation broth of Pleurotellus hypnophilus have been accomplished. The triquinane based bis-enone system obtained via photo-thermal metathesis in a caged pentacyclic dione has been elaborated to the natural products through carefully crafted functional group transformations.

  18. First total synthesis of yanuthones: novel farnesylated epoxycyclohexenoid marine natural products

    Mehta, Goverdhan; Pan, Subhas Chandra


    The total synthesis of the recently isolated marine natural products of mixed biosynthetic origin, yanuthones A, 13 C and 22-deacylyanuthone A,has been accomplished following a short regio- and stereocontrolled approach involving the key intermediacy of 2-farnesyl-p-benzoquinone.

  19. First Total Synthesis of an Analogue of (±)—Hypargenin B

    AnPaiLI; HuiWANG; 等


    First total synthesis of (±)-hypargenin B methyl ether 2 was accomplished via a strategy of AC→ABC,in which CrO3/H2O/NaOAc/HOAc system was utilized for introducing 7-keto group in order to aviod dehydration of benzyl tertiary alcohol.

  20. First Total Synthesis of an Analogue of (±)-Hypargenin B


    First total synthesis of (±)-hypargenin B methyl ether 2 was accomplished via a  strategy of AC→ABC, in which CrO3/H2O/NaOAc/HOAc system was utilized for introducing  7-keto group in order to avoid dehydration of benzyl tertiary alcohol.

  1. First Total Synthesis of (±)-Abieta-8, 11, 13-trien-7β-ol


    The first total synthesis of (±)-abieta-8, 11, 13-trien-7β-ol (7) was accomplished via a strategy of AC→ABC, in which the reduction of the ketone 6 with LiAlH4 gave exclusively the title compound.

  2. Buchner and Beyond: Arene Cyclopropanation as Applied to Natural Product Total Synthesis

    Reisman, Sarah E.; Nani, Roger R.; Levin, Sergiy


    Buchner and Curtius first reported the cyclopropanation of arenes in 1885. Since the initial discovery, the Buchner reaction has been the subject of significant research by both physical and synthetic organic chemists. Described herein is a brief overview of the Buchner reaction and related arene cyclopropanation processes, with an emphasis on their application to natural product total synthesis.

  3. A Biomimetic Strategy to Access the Silybins: Total Synthesis of (−)-Isosilybin A

    McDonald, Benjamin R.; Nibbs, Antoinette E.; Scheidt, Karl A.


    We report the first asymmetric, total synthesis of (−)-isosilybin A. A late-stage catalytic biomimetic cyclization of a highly functionalized chalcone is employed to form the characteristic benzopyranone ring. A robust and flexible approach to this chalcone provides an entry to the preparation of the entire isomeric family of silybin natural products.

  4. The Taumycin A Macrocycle: Asymmetric Total Synthesis and Revision of Relative Stereochemistry

    deGruyter, Justine N.; Maio, William A.


    The first asymmetric total synthesis and revision of the relative configuration of the 12-membered taumycin A macrocycle is described. Key to the success of this work was a novel α-keto ketene macrocyclization that provided an efficient means by which to access two diastereomers of the desired macrolide without the need to employ additional coupling agents or unnecessary oxidation state adjustments.

  5. Cinchona alkaloid squaramide catalyzed enantioselective hydrazination/cyclization cascade reaction of α-isocyanoacetates and azodicarboxylates: synthesis of optically active 1,2,4-triazolines.

    Zhao, Mei-Xin; Bi, Hong-Lei; Zhou, Hao; Yang, Hui; Shi, Min


    An efficient enantioselective hydrazination/cyclization cascade reaction of α-substituted isocyanoacetates to azodicarboxylates catalyzed by Cinchona alkaloid derived squaramide catalysts has been investigated, affording the optically active 1,2,4-triazolines in excellent yields (up to 99%) and good to excellent enantioselectivities (up to 97% ee) under mild conditions. PMID:23984761

  6. The Stille reaction in natural product synthesis : the total synthesis of 14,15-anhydrovirginiamycin M2

    Jordan, Stuart Ian


    The thesis describes synthetic studies directed towards the total synthesis of 14,15-anhydrovirginiamycin M2, a streptogramin antibiotic of the virginiamycin family. This novel natural product shows pronounced antibacterial activity against a wide range of potentially lethal bacteria. The Introduction summarises the main therapeutic uses, isolation, structural determination, biosynthesis, and mode of action of the virginiamycins. Also included is a review of synthetic approaches which have b...

  7. Asymmetric Synthesis of Decahydroquinolines via Organocatalysis: Total Synthesis of (+)-Lycoposerramine Z and (-)-Cermizine B

    Luque Corredera, Carlos


    [eng] 1) The treatment of a tert-butyl beta-keto ester tethered to an omega-amino monoprotected group with crotonaldehyde using LiOH as the base, furnishes domino reactions involving the consecutive formation of two C-C bonds and one C-N bond in a sequence that comprises an intermolecular Michael process, followed by intramolecular aldol and aza-Michael reactions. This general methodology for the diastereoselective synthesis of 5-oxodecahydroquinolines implies a biscyclization and the format...

  8. The Total Synthesis of Insect Antifeedant (-)-Dihydroclerodin Starting from R-(-)-Carvone

    Meulemans, T.M.


    The first total synthesis of the natural enantiomer of the insect-antifeedant dihydroclerodin ( 1 ) and lupulin C ( 268 ) has been achieved in 18 and 17 steps respectively starting from R-(-)-carvone ( 2 ). A new strategy was developed in which the hexahydrofuro[2,3- b ]furan fragment was introduced in the beginning of the synthesis, via a remarkably diastereoselective Mukaiyama reaction of silyl enol ether 135 with 2-methoxy-hexahydrofuro[2,3- b ]furan ( 156 ), which gave only two of the pos...

  9. A Pot-Economical Approach to the Total Synthesis of Sch-725674.

    Bodugam, Mahipal; Javed, Salim; Ganguly, Arghya; Torres, Jessica; Hanson, Paul R


    A pot-economical total synthesis of antifungal Sch-725674, 1, is reported. The approach takes advantage of a number of one-pot, sequential transformations, including a phosphate tether-mediated one-pot, sequential RCM/CM/chemoselective hydrogenation protocol, a one-pot tosylation/acrylation sequence, and a one-pot, sequential Finkelstein reaction/Boord olefination/acetonide deprotection procedure to streamline the synthesis route by reducing isolation and purification procedures, thus saving time. Overall, an asymmetric route has been developed that is efficiently accomplished in seven pots from phosphate (S,S)-triene and with minimal purification. PMID:26760683

  10. Novel Euglenoid Derived Alkaloid

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Disclosed herein is a purified toxin isolated from Euglena sanguinea. More specifically the toxin, termed euglenophycin, is an alkaloid having herbicidal and...

  11. Occurrence of halogenated alkaloids.

    Gribble, Gordon W


    Once considered to be isolation artifacts or chemical "mistakes" of nature, the number of naturally occurring organohalogen compounds has grown from a dozen in 1954 to >5000 today. Of these, at least 25% are halogenated alkaloids. This is not surprising since nitrogen-containing pyrroles, indoles, carbolines, tryptamines, tyrosines, and tyramines are excellent platforms for biohalogenation, particularly in the marine environment where both chloride and bromide are plentiful for biooxidation and subsequent incorporation into these electron-rich substrates. This review presents the occurrence of all halogenated alkaloids, with the exception of marine bromotyrosines where coverage begins where it left off in volume 61 of The Alkaloids. Whereas the biological activity of these extraordinary compounds is briefly cited for some examples, a future volume of The Alkaloids will present full coverage of this topic and will also include selected syntheses of halogenated alkaloids. Natural organohalogens of all types, especially marine and terrestrial halogenated alkaloids, comprise a rapidly expanding class of natural products, in many cases expressing powerful biological activity. This enormous proliferation has several origins: (1) a revitalization of natural product research in a search for new drugs, (2) improved compound characterization methods (multidimensional NMR, high-resolution mass spectrometry), (3) specific enzyme-based and other biological assays, (4) sophisticated collection methods (SCUBA and remote submersibles for deep ocean marine collections), (5) new separation and purification techniques (HPLC and countercurrent separation), (6) a greater appreciation of traditional folk medicine and ethobotany, and (7) marine bacteria and fungi as novel sources of natural products. Halogenated alkaloids are truly omnipresent in the environment. Indeed, one compound, Q1 (234), is ubiquitous in the marine food web and is found in the Inuit from their diet of whale

  12. Marine Indole Alkaloids

    Natalie Netz


    Full Text Available Marine indole alkaloids comprise a large and steadily growing group of secondary metabolites. Their diverse biological activities make many compounds of this class attractive starting points for pharmaceutical development. Several marine-derived indoles were found to possess cytotoxic, antineoplastic, antibacterial and antimicrobial activities, in addition to the action on human enzymes and receptors. The newly isolated indole alkaloids of marine origin since the last comprehensive review in 2003 are reported, and biological aspects will be discussed.

  13. Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Propindilactone G, Part 3: The Final Phase and Completion of the Synthesis.

    Liang, Xin-Ting; You, Lin; Li, Yuan-He; Yu, Hai-Xin; Chen, Jia-Hua; Yang, Zhen


    Two independent synthetic approaches were evaluated for the final phase of the asymmetric total synthesis of propindilactone G (1). The key steps that led to the completion of the asymmetric total synthesis included: 1) an intermolecular oxidative heterocoupling reaction of enolsilanes to link the core structure to the side chain; 2) an intermolecular Wittig reaction for the formation of the α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated ester; and 3) a regio- and stereoselective OsO4 -catalyzed dihydroxylation of an α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated enone, followed by an intramolecular lactonization reaction to afford the final product. These reactions enabled the synthesis of (+)-propindilactone G in only 20 steps. As a consequence of our synthetic studies, the structure of (+)-propindilactone G has been revised. Furthermore, the direct oxidative coupling strategy for ligation of the core of propindilactone G with its side chain may find application in the syntheses of other natural products and complex molecules. PMID:26991640

  14. Diastereoselective total synthesis of (±)-schindilactone a, Part 3: The final phase and completion.

    Ren, Wei-Wu; Chen, Zhi-Xing; Xiao, Qing; Li, Yong; Sun, Tian-Wen; Zhang, Zi-Yang; Ye, Qin-Da; Meng, Fan-Ke; You, Lin; Zhao, Ming-Zhe; Xu, Ling-Min; Tang, Ye-Feng; Chen, Jia-Hua; Yang, Zhen


    The final phase for the total synthesis of (±)-schindilactone A (1) is described herein. Two independent synthetic approaches were developed that featured Pd-thiourea-catalyzed cascade carbonylative annulation reactions to construct intermediate 3 and a RCM reaction to make intermediate 4. Other important steps that enabled the completion of the synthesis included: 1) A Ag-mediated ring-expansion reaction to form vinyl bromide 17 from dibromocyclopropane 30; 2) a Pd-catalyzed coupling reaction of vinyl bromide 17 with a copper enolate to synthesize ketoester 16; 3) a RCM reaction to generate oxabicyclononenol 10 from diene 11; 4) a cyclopentenone fragment in substrate 8 was constructed through a Co-thiourea-catalyzed Pauson-Khand reaction (PKR); 5) a Dieckmann-type condensation to successfully form the A ring of schindilactone A (1). The chemistry developed for the total synthesis of schindilactone A (1) will shed light on the synthesis of other family members of schindilactone A. PMID:22761030

  15. Total synthesis and absolute configuration assignment of MRSA active garcinol and isogarcinol.

    Socolsky, Cecilia; Plietker, Bernd


    A short total synthesis of (±)-garcinol and (±)-isogarcinol, two endo-type B PPAPs with reported activity against methiciline resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is presented. The separation of framework-constructing from framework-decorating steps and the application of two highly regio- and stereoselective Pd-catalysed allylations, that is, the Pd-catalysed decarboxylative Tsuji-Trost allylation and the diastereoselective Pd-catalysed allyl-allyl cross-coupling, are key elements that allowed the total synthesis to be accomplished within 13 steps starting from acetylacetone. After separation of the enantiomers the absolute configurations of the four natural products (i.e., (-)-garcinol, (+)-guttiferone E (i.e., ent-garcinol), (-)-isogarcinol, and (+)-isoxanthochymol (i.e., ent-isogarcinol)) were assigned based on ECD spectroscopy. PMID:25537962

  16. Stereocontrolled total synthesis of neuroprotectin D1 / protectin D1 and its aspirin-triggered stereoisomer

    Petasis, Nicos A.; Yang, Rong; Winkler, Jeremy W.; Zhu, Min; Uddin, Jasim; Bazan, Nicolas G.; Serhan, Charles N.


    Neuroprotectin D1 / protectin D1, a potent anti-inflammatory, proresolving, and neuroprotective lipid mediator derived biosynthetically from docosahexaenoic acid, was prepared in enantiomerically pure form via total organic synthesis. The synthetic strategy is highly stereocontrolled and convergent, featuring epoxide opening of glycidol starting materials for the introduction of the 10(R) and 17(S) hydroxyl groups. The desired alkene Z geometry was secured via the cis-reduction of alkyne prec...

  17. Enantioselective Total Synthesis and Confirmation of the Absolute and Relative Stereochemistry of Streptorubin B

    Hu, Dennis X.; Clift, Michael D.; Lazarski, Kiel E.; Thomson, Regan J.


    The enantioselective total synthesis of the pyrrolophane natural product streptorubin B is described. Key steps in the concise route include application of a one-pot enantioselective aldol cyclization/Wittig reaction and an anionic oxy-Cope rearrangement to forge the crucial 10-membered ring. Comparisons between CD-spectra of synthetic and natural samples of streptorubin B, coupled with X-ray crystallography, allowed for the determination of the absolute stereochemistry of this natural produc...

  18. Total synthesis and biological evaluation of tubulysin U, tubulysin V, and their analogues.

    Balasubramanian, Ranganathan; Raghavan, Bhooma; Begaye, Adrian; Sackett, Dan L; Fecik, Robert A


    A stereoselective total synthesis of the cytotoxic natural products tubulysin U, tubulysin V, and its unnatural epimer epi-tubulysin V, is reported. Simplified analogues containing N,N-dimethyl-D-alanine as a replacement for the N-terminal N-Me-pipecolinic acid residue of the tubulysins are also disclosed. Biological evaluation of these natural products and analogues provided key information with regard to structural and stereochemical requirements for antiproliferative activity and tubulin polymerization inhibition. PMID:19102699

  19. Total Synthesis of Chiral Biaryl Natural Products by Asymmetric Biaryl Coupling ‡

    Kozlowski, Marisa C.; Morgan, Barbara J.; Linton, Elizabeth C.


    This tutorial review highlights the use of catalytic asymmetric 2-naphthol couplings in total synthesis. The types of chirality, chiral biaryl natural products, prior approaches to chiral biaryl natural products, and other catalytic asymmetric biaryl couplings are outlined. The three main categories of chiral catalysts for 2-naphthol coupling (Cu, V, Fe) are described with discussion of their limitations and advantages. Applications of the copper catalyzed couplings in biomimetic syntheses ar...

  20. Studies towards the total synthesis of eleutherobin and other marine natural products

    Mowat, Jeffrey Stuart


    The primary focus of the research described in this document relates to the development and application of new synthetic methodologies relevant for the concise construction of four natural products. In Chapter 2, a discussion of our investigation of the total synthesis of eleutherobin (1) is disclosed. Eleutherobin (1), first isolated in 1997 from the rare soft coral Eleutherobia sp., is a member of a class of microtubule stabilising natural products. Although it displays potent cytotoxicity,...

  1. Recent Advances in the Total Synthesis of Tetramic Acid-Containing Natural Products

    Wen-Ju Bai; Chen Lu; Xiqing Wang


    With incredible bioactivities and fascinating structural complexities, tetramic acid- (TA-) containing natural products have attracted favorable attention among the organic chemistry community. Although the construction of the TA core is usually straightforward, the intricate C3-side chain sometimes asks for some deliberative strategy so as to fulfill an elegant total synthesis. This review mainly covers some exceptional synthetic examples for each type of natural product in recent years, sho...

  2. First total synthesis of the marine natural products clavulolactones II and III.

    Miller, Charlotte M; Benneche, Tore; Tius, Marcus A


    The first total synthesis of the marine prostanoids clavulolactones II and III is presented from an easily accessible chiral, non-racemic cyclopentenone intermediate. Key steps involve selective TBDMS deprotection, selective reduction of the β-side chain and aldol condensation. Clavulolactones II and III were successfully prepared from (S)-4-((tert-butyldimethylsilyl)oxy) cyclopent-2-en-1-one over nine steps, in overall yields of 21 and 7% respectively. PMID:25733336

  3. Organisational culture, organisational learning and total quality management: a literature review and synthesis.

    Bloor, G


    As health services face increasing pressure to meet the expectations of different stakeholders, they must continuously improve and learn from their experience. Many fail in attempts at continuous improvement programs because managers have not understood the complexity of making changes in organisations with multiple subcultures and interests. This article examines the related concepts of organisational culture, organisational learning and total quality management and shows how a synthesis of this knowledge can assist in developing continuous organisational learning and improvement. PMID:10662226

  4. Total synthesis of the endogenous inflammation resolving lipid resolvin D2 using a common lynchpin

    John Li; May May Leong; Alastair Stewart; Mark A. Rizzacasa


    The total synthesis of the endogenous inflammation resolving eicosanoid resolvin D2 (1) is described. The key steps involved a Wittig reaction between aldehyde 5 and the ylide derived from phosphonium salt 6 to give enyne 17 and condensation of the same ylide with aldehyde 7 to afford enyne 11. Desilylation of 11 followed by hydrozirconation and iodination gave the vinyl iodide 4 and Sonogashira coupling between this compound and enyne 3 provided alkyne 18. Acetonide deprotection, partial red...

  5. Total Synthesis of (±)-Paroxetine by Diastereoconvergent Cobalt-Catalysed Arylation

    Despiau, Carole F; Dominey, Andrew P; Harrowven, David C.; Linclau, Bruno


    A total synthesis of paroxetine is reported, with a diastereoselective and diastereoconvergent cobalt-catalysed sp3–sp2 coupling reaction involving a 3-substituted 4-bromo-N-Boc-piperidine (Boc = tert-butoxycarbonyl) substrate as a key step. A 9:1 diastereoselectivity was obtained, while a control experiment involving a conformationally locked 3-substituted 4-bromo-tert-butyl cyclohexane ring proceeded with essentially complete stereoselectivity.

  6. First- and second-generation total synthesis of ciguatoxin CTX3C

    Inoue, Masayuki; Miyazaki, Keisuke; Uehara, Hisatoshi; Maruyama, Megumi; Hirama, Masahiro


    More than 20,000 people suffer annually from ciguatera seafood poisoning in subtropical and tropical regions. The extremely low content of the causative neurotoxins, designated as ciguatoxins, in fish has hampered isolation, detailed biological studies, and preparation of anti-ciguatoxin antibodies for detecting these toxins. Furthermore, the large (3 nm in length) and complex molecular structure of ciguatoxins has impeded chemists from completing their total synthesis. In this article, the f...

  7. Total synthesis of (+/-)-11 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone by cyclization of a polyunsaturated epoxide.

    van Tamelen, E E; Faler, D L


    The total synthesis of a typical 11-hydroxylated steroid, (+/-)-11 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone, was achieved by picric acid-catalyzed tricyclization of a polyunsaturated epoxide appropriately substituted with ketal, hydroxyl, and acetylenic units. This epoxide was prepared by a multistage sequence featuring two successive alkylations of intermediary, monocyclic sulfones. The first sulfone intermediate was obtained by means of a short sequence starting from levulinic acid and diethyl succinate a...

  8. β-Keto-dioxinones and β,δ-diketo-dioxinones in biomimetic resorcylate total synthesis.

    Cookson, Rosa; Barrett, Tim N; Barrett, Anthony G M


    Resorcylates are a large group of bioactive natural products that are biosynthesized from acetate and malonate units via the intermediacy of polyketides. These polyketides undergo cyclization reactions to introduce the aromatic core. The bioactivities of the resorcylates including resorcylate macrocyclic lactones include anticancer, antimalarial, mycotoxicity, antifungal, and antibiotic properties, and several compounds in the series are already in use in medicine. Examples are prodrugs derived from mycophenolic acid as immunosuppressants and the Hsp-90 inhibitor, AT13387, which is in phase-II clinical trials for the treatment of small cell lung cancer and melanoma. In consequence of these biological activities, methods for the concise synthesis of diverse resorcylates are of considerable importance. In natural product chemistry, biomimetic total synthesis can have significant advantages including functional group tolerance in key steps, the minimization of the use of protection and deprotection reactions and the shortening of the total number of synthetic steps. This Account provides a description of our adaption of the dioxinone chemistry of Hyatt, Clemens, and Feldman for the synthesis and retro-Diels-Alder reactions of diketo-dioxinones. Such dioxinones, which were synthesized by a range of C-acylation reactions, were found to undergo retro-Diels-Alder reactions on heating to provide the corresponding triketo-ketenes with the loss of acetone. The ketene reactive intermediates were rapidly trapped both inter- and intramolecularly with alcohols to provide the corresponding β,δ,ζ-triketo-esters. These compounds, which consist of keto-enol mixtures, readily undergo cycloaromatization to produce resorcylate esters and macrocyclic lactones. We have established the use of diketo-dioxinones as key general intermediates for the synthesis of diverse resorcylate natural products and for the synthesis of new classes of compounds for the generation of medicinal chemistry

  9. Cytotoxicity of Hymenocallis expansa alkaloids.

    Antoun, M D; Mendoza, N T; Ríos, Y R; Proctor, G R; Wickramaratne, D B; Pezzuto, J M; Kinghorn, A D


    From the bulbs and leaves of Hymenocallis expansa (Amaryllidaceae), three alkaloid constituents were identified: (+)-tazettine, (+)-hippeastrine, and (-)-haemanthidine. These alkaloids demonstrated significant cytotoxicity when tested against a panel of human and murine tumor cell lines. PMID:8229020


    John Refaat*, Mohamed S. Kamel , Mahmoud A. Ramadan and Ahmed A. Ali


    Full Text Available Crinum is an important Amaryllidaceous plant thanks to the valuable biological and therapeutic activities of its chemical constituents, especially alkaloids. Many Crinum species have been commonly used in traditional medicines worldwide. Long ago, they have been subjected to extensive chemical, cytological and pharmacological investigations. Accordingly, this work comprehensively comprises both the alkaloidal and non-alkaloidal principles of Crinums isolated from 1950 and up to now, together with various biological and toxicological studies conducted on both the total extracts and individual compounds. As being a major common class of Crinum alkaloids, the current part of this review work highlights the lycorine-type alkaloids isolated so far from this plant in addition to their distribution in different Crinum species.