An unusual iodinated 5′-deoxyxylofuranosyl nucleoside from an Okinawan Ascidian, Diplosoma sp.

Pulpi Margiastuti, Takayuki Ogi, Toshiaki Teruya, Junsei Taira, Kiyotake Suenaga, Katsuhiro Ueda

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An unusual nucleoside, 4-amino-7-(5′-deoxy-β-D-xylofuranosyl)-5- iodopyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine (1), was isolated from an ascidian, Diplosoma sp., and its structure was successfully determined by spectroscopic and chemical analysis. The known didemnenones 2-5 were also isolated. Compound 1 was found to inhibit the division of fertilized sea urchin eggs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-449
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 5


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