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A bioinspired synthesis of rearranged abietane diterpenes, related to pygmaeocins, is described. In this process, the key step is the 1,2-migration of the C-20 angular methyl to the C-5 position of the abietane skeleton, which occurs when a C6-C7 unsaturated dehydroabietane derivative is treated with SeO in dioxane under reflux (19 examples for this rearrangement are described). Utilizing this reaction, an enantiospecific synthesis of pygmaeocin C and the first synthesis of viridoquinone, starting from the abietane phenol ferruginol, are reported. A tentative mechanism for this reaction and a possible biosynthetic pathway for this family of metabolites are postulated.
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A group of DITERPENES cyclized into 3-ring PHENANTHRENES.
A plant genus of the family VERBENACEAE. Inerminosides (iridoid glycosides); colebroside A; STEROIDS; STEROLS; terpenoid glucosides; and abietane DITERPENES have been found in this genus.
Compounds that bind to and inhibit enzymes involved in the synthesis of STEROIDS.
A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.
A cinnamamido ADENOSINE found in STREPTOMYCES alboniger. It inhibits protein synthesis by binding to RNA. It is an antineoplastic and antitrypanosomal agent and is used in research as an inhibitor of protein synthesis.