5,6,11-trideoxytetrodotoxin from the puffer fish, fugu poecilonotus

Mari Yotsu-Yamashita, Yuki Yamagishi, Takeshi Yasumoto

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New tetrodotoxin analogs, 5,6,11 -trideoxytetrodotoxin and its 4-epimer, were isolated from the puffer fish, Fugu poecilonotus, and the structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods. The discovery of the new analogs is highly significant with respect to the biosynthesis of tetrodotoxin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9329-9332
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 18


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