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Mevinolin, a fungal metabolite, was isolated from cultures of Aspergillus terreus. The structure and absolute configuration of mevinolini and its open acid form, mevinolinic acid, were determined by a combination of physical techniques. Mevinolin was shown to be 1,2,6,7,8,8a-hexahydro-beta,(More)
A series of tricyclic oxazines, namely, the 4-substituted 2H-naphth[1,2-b]-1,4-oxazines, have been synthesized and assayed for dopamine agonist activity. One of the members of this series, compound (+)VII-15, was found to be a remarkably potent agonist in vivo when tested in the standard 6-hydroxydopamine lesioned rat assay. The absolute configuration of(More)
A series of inhibitors of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE, dipeptidyl carboxypeptidase, EC is described which addresses certain conformational aspects of the enzyme-inhibitor interaction. In this study the alanylproline portion of the potent ACE inhibitor enalaprilat (2) is replaced by a series of monocyclic lactams containing the required(More)
Synthesis of several members of the 9-oxaergoline ring system is presented. Both the C/D cis and the C/D trans isomers of 4,6,6a,8,9,10a-hexahydro-7-ethyl-7H-indolo[3,4-gh] [1,4]benzoxazine were prepared, and the C/D trans isomer was resolved into its optical isomers. The enantiomer having the highest affinity for the [3H]apomorphine binding site,(More)
The four separated isomers of the muscarinic agonist 1, previously known as AF30, have been synthesized by a route that has allowed the absolute stereochemistry of each isomer to be assigned. With the chirality of (-)-camphanic acid known, X-ray analysis of the more crystalline intermediate diastereomeric camphanate 5A allowed the absolute stereochemistry(More)