Narihito Ogawa

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Jasmonates (JAs) are fatty acid-derived signaling compounds that control diverse aspects of plant growth, development and immunity. The F-box protein COI1 functions both as a receptor for jasmonoyl-l-isoleucine (JA-Ile) and as the component of an E3-ubiquitin ligase complex (SCF(COI1) ) that targets JAZ transcriptional regulators for degradation. A key(More)
Jasmonates are phytohormones derived from oxygenated fatty acids that regulate a broad range of plant defense and developmental processes. In Arabidopsis, hypocotyl elongation under various light conditions was suppressed by exogenously supplied methyl jasmonate (MeJA). Moreover, this suppression by MeJA was particularly effective under red light condition.(More)
[structure: see text] The total synthesis of acetogenin 1 reported for pyragonicin and its 10-epimer 32 is described. The common THP ring system was stereoselectively constructed through a SmI(2)-induced reductive cyclization of beta-alkoxy acrylate 5 followed by Mitsunobu inversion, and each chiral center at C-10 was created by Brown's asymmetric(More)
The TES ether of the C6-hydroxy derivative of naturally occurring epi-jasmonic acid (epi-JA) was designed as epimerization-free equivalent of epi-JA. The TES ether was synthesized from (1R,4S)-4-hydroxycyclopent-2-enyl acetate in 13 steps. The acid part of the ether was activated with ClCO2Bu i and subjected to condensation with l-amino acid at room(More)
This paper describes a second-generation synthesis of an antitumor tetrahydropyran (THP) acetogenin, pyragonicin. The key step involved an olefin cross-metathesis between the THP segment and the terminal gamma-lactone residue. The coupling reaction in the presence of Grubbs' second-generation catalyst resulted in an unseparable mixture of a desired coupling(More)
Resolvin E1 (RvE1) is a lipid mediator derived from ω3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that exerts potent antiinflammatory roles in several murine models. The antiinflammatory mechanism of RvE1 in acquired immune responses has been attributed to attenuation of cytokine production by dendritic cells (DCs). In this study, we newly investigated the effect of RvE1(More)
Substitution of secondary allylic phosphates with the anions derived from Ar2CH2 with BuLi or LDA proceeded regioselectively and stereoselectively without a metal catalyst, affording inversion products in good yield. Similarly, propargylic phosphates gave propargylic products selectively.
epi-Jasmonic acid (epi-JA) and tuberonic acid (TA) were synthesized from the key aldehyde, all cis-2-(2-hydroxy-5-vinylcyclopentyl)acetaldehyde (14), which was in turn prepared stereoselectively from the (1R)-acetate of 4-cyclopentene-1,3-diol (10) through S(N)2-type allylic substitution with CH(2)[double bond, length as m-dash]CHMgBr followed by Mitsunobu(More)
This report describes the inhibitory activities of the natural and non-natural acetogenins [mucocin (compound 1), jimenezin (compound 2), 19-epi jimenezin (compound 3), muconin (compound 4), pyranicin (compound 5), pyragonicin (compound 6), 10-epi pyragonicin (compound 7), and a gamma-lactone (compound 8)], which were synthesized by us, against DNA(More)
An aldol reaction followed by elimination of the derived mesylate was used to construct the side chain that was designed to afford the cyclohexene ring of coronafacic acid via intramolecular alkylation. Elimination of the mesylate proceeded with TBAF. The alkylation was achieved with t-BuOK in THF, and then hydrolysis afforded coronafacic acid, which upon(More)