Design of photoaffinity reagents for labeling the auxin receptor in maize

Seiji Kosemura, Hideyuki Emori, Shosuke Yamamura, Toyoaki Anai, Kaori Tomita, Koji Hasegawa

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In order to isolate the auxin receptor, we have successfully synthesized two analogues of benzoxazolinones with a trifluoromethyldiazirine group as a photoaffinity probe. These compounds inhibited the auxin-induced growth of etiolated Avena coleoptile segments. Photolyses of these compounds in methanol gave intermolecular O-H insertion products in moderate yields, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2125-2128
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar 24


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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