Structure-activity relationship studies of gymnocin-A

Chihiro Tsukano, Makoto Sasaki

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The structural elements required for cytotoxicity of gymnocin-A, a polycyclic ether isolated from the red tide-forming dinoflagellate, Karenia mikimotoi, were investigated by the total synthesis and evaluation of the structural analogues. The results of the structure-activity relationship studies indicated that the α,β-unsaturated aldehyde functionality of the side chain as well as the molecular length were needed for exhibiting the cytotoxicity of gymnocin-A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6803-6807
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept 18


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