Asymmetric and highly stereoselective synthesis of the def-ring moiety of (-)-FR182877 and its derivative inducing mitotic arrest

Yu Kobayakawa, Yusuke Mori, Hideki Okajima, Yasuhiko Terada, Masahisa Nakada

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The asymmetric and highly stereoselective synthesis of compound 1, which corresponds exactly to the DEF-ring moiety of (-)-FR182877, and the biological activities of its derivatives are described. All derivatives of 1 showed no activity in the tubulin polymerization assay, but one derivative was shown to have the ability to induce mitotic arrest by interfering with microtubule dynamics, and the cellular effects are similar to those of paclitaxel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2086-2089
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 20


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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