In the course of our screening program for regulators of a molecular chaperone GRP78 expression, we isolated a novel inhibitor of GRP78 expression, designated as prunustatin A, from Streptomyces violaceoniger 4521-SVS3. The planar structure of prunustatin A was determined to be an oxidized type of the neoantimycin family. Its absolute stereochemistry was established to be 2R, 4S, 6S, 7R, 9S, and 29S by analyzing chemically degraded components obtained from the derivative of prunustatin A.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry