Synthesis of the cyanobacterial metabolite nostodione A, structural studies and potent antiparasitic activity against Toxoplasma gondii

James McNulty, Kunal Keskar, Hilary A. Jenkins, Nick H. Werstiuk, Claudia Bordón, Robert Yolken, Lorraine Jones-Brando

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A total synthesis of the cyanobacterial natural product nostodione A is reported involving a convergent, diversity-oriented route, enabling the assembly of a mini-library of structural analogues. The first single crystal X-ray structural determination on a member of this series is reported along with SAR studies identifying potent inhibitors of invasion and replication of the parasitic protozoan Toxoplasma gondii.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10015-10024
Number of pages10
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number39
StatePublished - Aug 12 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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