J. Nat. Prod. 84, 453-458 (2021)
S-Adenosylhomocysteine Analogue of a Fairy Chemical, Imidazole-4-carboxamide, as its Metabolite in Rice and Yeast and Synthetic Investigations of Related Compounds
Ouchi, H., Namiki, T., Iwamoto, K., Matsuzaki, N., Inai, M., Kotajima, M., Wu, J., Choi, J-H., Kimura, Y., Hirai,H., Xie, X., Kawagishi, H., and Kan,T
During the course of our investigations of fairy chemicals (FCs), we found S-ICAr-H (8a), as a metabolite of imidazole-4-carboxamide (ICA) in rice and yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). In order to determine its absolute configuration, an efficient synthetic method of 8a was developed. This synthetic strategy was applicable to the preparation of analogues of 8a that might be biologically very important, such as S-ICAr-M (9), S-AICAr-H (10), and S-AICAr-M (11).