Synthesis of (2S,3R,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyarginine and its inhibitory activity against nitric oxide synthase

Yuichi Masuda, Chitose Maruyama, Kyuichi Kawabata, Yoshimitsu Hamano, Takayuki Doi

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A synthesis of (2S,3R,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyarginine, a metabolic intermediate of streptothricin, was accomplished. The (3R,4R)-dihydroxy groups were constructed by asymmetric syn-dihydroxylation of (E)-alkene, which was obtained by cross-metathesis of allylamine and L-vinylglycine derivatives. The synthesis of (2S,3S,4S)-3,4-dihydroxyarginine was also achieved in the same manner. The (2S,3R,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyarginine exhibited inhibitory activity against inducible nitric oxide synthase, unlike (2S,3S,4S)-3,4-dihydroxyarginine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5602-5611
Number of pages10
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Asymmetric dihydroxylation
  • Cross metathesis
  • Dihydroxyarginine
  • Nitric oxide synthase


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