16-Methoxytabersonine

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16-Methoxytabersonine
16-methoxytabersonine.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Methyl (5α,12β,19α)-16-methoxy-2,3,6,7-tetradehydroaspidospermidine-3-carboxylate
Other names
Ervamycine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C22H26N2O3
Molar mass 366.46 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

16-Methoxytabersonine is a terpene indole alkaloid produced by the medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus. 16-methoxytabersonine is synthesized by methylation of the hydroxyl group at the 16 position of 16-hydroxytabersonine by tabersonine 16-O-methyltransferase (16OMT).[1] The compound is a substrate for hydration by two concerted enzymes Tabersonine-3-Oxidase (T3O) and Tabersonine-3-Reductase (T3R), which leads to the formation of 3-hydroxy-16-methoxy-2,3-dihydrotabersonine.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levac, Murata, Kim and De Luca (2008) Application of carborundum abrasion for investigating the leaf epidermis: molecular cloning of Catharanthus roseus 16-hydroxytabersonine-16-O-methyltransferase. The Plant Journal. 53(2). 225-236
  2. ^ Qu, Y., Easson, M. L., Froese, J., Simionescu, R., Hudlicky, T., & De Luca, V. (2015). Completion of the seven-step pathway from tabersonine to the anticancer drug precursor vindoline and its assembly in yeast. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(19), 6224-6229.