Recent progress of total syntheses in our laboratory has been described along with our background and methodologies. The target bioactive polyketides are classified into three categories according to their structures: (i) lactone-fused polycyclic compounds [(+)-cochleamycin A, (+)-tubelactomicin A, and (-)-tetrodecamycin], (ii) aromatic compounds [(-)-tetracycline, (-)-BE-54238B, lymphostin, and (-)-lagunamycin], and (iii) acyclic polyketides [xanthocillin X dimethylether, (+)-trichostatin D, and (+)-actinopyrone A]. Features of the total syntheses are described. Original methodologies have been developed and applied to construct the inherent structures of the target molecules. Most syntheses cited herein are the first total syntheses, and the absolute structures of the target molecules have been determined.
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