Pinnaic acid and tauropinnaic acid: Two novel fatty acids composing a 6-azaspiro[4.5]decane unit from the Okinawan bivalve Pinna muricata

Tong Chou, Makoto Kuramoto, Yuko Otani, Mayumi Shikano, Kazunaga Yazawa, Daisuke Uemura

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Two novel fatty acids with cPLA2 inhibitory activity, pinnaic acid and tauro-pinnaic acid, were isolated from the Okinawan bivalve Pinna muricata. Their structures, including the relative stereochemistry at C5, C9, C13 and C14, were elucidated by extensive 2D NMR spectroscopic analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3871-3874
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1996 May
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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