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A new natural ecdysteroid, 9beta,20-dihydroxyecdysone (1) and four related compounds 5alpha-20-hydroxyecdysone (2), 5alpha-2-deoxy-integristerone A (3), integristerone A (4) and 22-deoxy-integristerone A (5) were isolated from the herb of Silene italica ssp. nemoralis. Compound 1 is the C-9 epimer of the known 9alpha,20-dihydroxyecdysone (6) and represents(More)
Studying the interaction between serum amyloid P component (SAP) and beta-amyloid (Abeta) a new Abeta binding site was identified on the SAP near the known binding site at the two bound calcium ions. SAP stabilizes deposits in neurodegenerative diseases, which is manifested via Abeta-binding. Because the inhibition of this interaction is a potential(More)
The combined use of different mass spectrometric ionization methods and MS/MS techniques provide the possibility to differentiate between stereoisomers or epimers. In this paper the mass spectral decomposition of 11alpha- and 11beta-substituted estrans was studied. Distinctive stereochemical effects have been observed in their fast atom bombardment product(More)
The previously reported analog of pregnenolone having a 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran attached via a Cz.sbnd;C bond to the C-20 position (1), stereoselectively reacts with m-chloroperoxybenzoic acid in methanol at -5 degrees C. Acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of the isolated intermediates gives good yields of mostly a new 27-norcholesterol analog:(More)
Teutsch G. and Bélanger A. treated 5alpha,10alpha epoxides with Grignard-reagents catalyzed by copper(I) ions. The reaction with steroidal epoxides proceeded with complete regio- and stereospecificity, leading exclusively to the 11beta-substituted compounds. According to our synthetic strategy, the 5,10 epoxide isomers were not separated; instead, the pure(More)
The acidic dehydration of 17 alpha-ethynyl-17 beta-hydroxysteroids (1-3) was investigated. On reaction with thionyl chloride, phosphorus oxychloride, and formic acid, the desired dehydration was accompanied by chlorination, Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement, and D-homoaromatic rearrangement. The structure of the product from the transformation of 17(More)
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