The Daphniphyllum alkaloids

Jun'Ichi Kobayashi, Takaaki Kubota

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About two hundred Daphniphyllum alkaloids have so far been isolated from thirteen species of the genus Daphniphyllum. This comprehensive review summarizes all the research into the isolation and structure elucidation of these alkaloids reported since investigations began in 1966. The structures of the Daphniphyllum alkaloids are classified based on six Daphniphyllum alkaloids (daphniphylline, secodaphniphylline, yuzurimine, daphnilactone A, daphnilactone B and yuzurine); there are also a number of newly found skeletons. The biosynthetic pathways, total syntheses, and bioactivities of the Daphniphyllum alkaloids are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-962
Number of pages27
JournalNatural Product Reports
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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