Neocrocin A: A novel crocetin glycoside with a unique system for binding sugars isolated from gardenia yellow

Yoshinori Uekusa, Naoki Sugimoto, Kyoko Sato, Young Sook Yun, Akira Kunugi, Takeshi Yamazaki, Ken Ichi Tanamoto

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Abstract

A novel crocetin glycosyl ester, neocrocin A (2), was isolated from gardenia yellow. The structure of 2 was elucidated as that of an all-trans-crocetin β-D-gentiobiosyl β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-D-2- deoxy-glucopyranos-2-yl diester based on chemical and spectral data. The findings provide evidence that the binding system of crocetin glycosides is not limited to the anomeric position.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1643-1646
Number of pages4
JournalChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Volume55
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Crocetin glycoside
  • Crocin
  • Gardenia jasminoides
  • Gardenia yellow
  • Neocrocin A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Drug Discovery

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