Noriyuki Hara

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Ibicellalutea and Proboscidea louisiana, both of the Martyniaceae family, are known for rich glandular trichomes on their leaves and stems. Chemical investigations of the glandular trichome exudates on leaves of the two plants furnished three types of secondary metabolites, glycosylated fatty acids, glycerides (2-O-(3,6-diacetyloxyfattyacyl)glycerols and(More)
Chemical investigation of the methanol extract of the viscous secretion on the surface of immature fruits of Paulownia tomentosa furnished nine geranylated flavanones, 6-geranyl-5,7-dihydroxy-3',4'-dimethoxyflavanone (1), 6-geranyl-3',5,7-trihydroxy-4'-methoxyflavanone (2), 6-geranyl-4',5,7-trihydroxy-3',5'-dimethoxyflavanone (3),(More)
Chemically synthesized (26)- and (27)-methyl-13C-labeled desmosterol (3, 5) were separately incubated with rat liver homogenate. 13C-NMR analysis of the incubation products indicated that the C-25 hydrogen of cholesterol was introduced from the si-face of 3 and the re-face of 5.
In various insects, 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) is indispensable for embryonic development. In eggs of the silkworm Bombyx mori, 20E has been demonstrated to be produced by two metabolic pathways: de novo synthesis from cholesterol and dephosphorylation of ovary-derived physiologically inactive ecdysteroid phosphates. In the former, ecdysone 20-hydroxylase(More)
Hyosgerin, a new optically active coumarinolignan, has been isolated and characterized along with three other coumarinolignans, venkatasin, cleomiscosin A and cleomiscosin B, from the seeds of Hyoscyamus niger L. The structure was determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and chemical conversion. The optical properties and absolute stereochemistry(More)
Chemical investigation of the methanol extract of the seeds of Campomanesia lineatifolia Ruiz and Pav. (Myrtaceae) led to the isolation of two new beta-triketone type compounds, named champanones A (1) and B (2), together with the known 2,3-dihydro-5-hydroxy-6,8,8-trimethyl-2-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4,7(8H)-dione (champanone C) (3). The structures of 1 and 2(More)
Novel vitamin D3 derivatives, 26-homo-delta 22-1 alpha,25(S)-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and 26-homo-delta 22-1 alpha,25(R)-dihydroxyvitamin D3 were compared with the native hormone, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, and with other vitamin D3 derivatives, in inhibition of cell growth, induction of phenotypic differentiation, and c-myc mRNA reduction of HL-60 cells. The(More)
Antifungal activity-guided fractionation of the n-butanol extract from the methanol extract of the stem bark of Artocarpus nobilis furnished two stilbene derivatives (E)-4-isopentenyl-3,5,2',4'-tetrahydroxystilbene and (E)-4-(3-methyl-E-but-1-enyl)-3,5,2',4'-tetrahydroxystilbene. Both compounds showed strong antifungal activity against Cladosporium(More)