Yasuhiro Kawanami

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The retarding activity of 6-O-dodecanoyl-D-allose against rice growth was higher than that of the octanoate and the decanoate. The activities of 6-O-dodecanoyl-D-glucose, -D-mannose, and -D-galactose against rice seedlings were examined. 6-O-Dodecanoyl-D-allose exhibited the highest activity, suggesting the importance of the alpha-axial hydroxy group at C-3(More)
The transesterification of D-allose (the C-3 epimer of D-glucose) with vinyl octanoate using Candida antarctica lipase in tetrahydrofuran proceeded with high regioselectivity to produce 6-O-octanoyl-D-allose with nearly complete conversion. The growth-inhibiting activity of 6-O-octanoyl-D-allose on lettuce seedlings was about 6-fold greater than that of(More)
2-Geranyl-1,4-naphthoquinone was isolated from the hairy root culture of Sesamum indicum. The structure was determined to be 2-[(E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienyl]-1,4-naphthoquinone on the basis of spectroscopic evidence and chemical synthesis. The production of anthrasesamones A, B and C by the hairy root culture was also confirmed for the first time.
Aplysiatoxin (ATX) is a naturally occurring tumor promoter isolated from a sea hare and cyanobacteria. ATX binds to, and activates, protein kinase C (PKC) isozymes and shows anti-proliferative activity against human cancer cell lines. Recently, ATX has attracted attention as a lead compound for the development of novel anticancer drugs. In order to predict(More)
The dihydroxy C(50)-carotenoid, decaprenoxanthin, was produced by Aureobacterium sp. collected from sea water. The addition of D-psicose to the culture medium improved the growth of cells and the yield of the carotenoid. The (13)C-NMR spectrum of decaprenoxanthin, which has not previously been reported, was successfully measured.
Two new growth inhibitory compounds, 6-O-decanoyl-d-altrose and 6-O-decanoyl-d-gulose, were synthesized from d-altrose (C-2 epimer of d-allose) and d-gulose (C-4 epimer of d-allose), respectively, via lipase-catalyzed transesterification using vinyl decanoate. Furthermore, the inhibitory activity of 6-O-decanoyl-d-altrose and 6-O-decanoyl-d-gulose on(More)
The anti-proliferative activities of the 6-O-acyl derivatives of D-allose against the human leukemia MOLT-4F cell line were examined. The activity of the 6-O-dodecanoyl derivative (3) was approximately 30 times stronger than that of D-allose. An evaluation of the derivatives of 3 that occurred in a furanose form revealed the pyranose forms of 3 to be(More)
We describe the syntheses of three different deoxy-D-allose analogs [2-deoxy-d-allose (2-DOAll), 1,2-dideoxy-d-allose (1,2-DOAll), and 1,2-didehydro-1,2-dideoxy-d-allose (1,2-DHAll)] and their fatty acid esters via regioselective lipase-catalyzed transesterification. Among them, 2-DOAll and its decanoate (2-DOAll-C10) showed higher inhibitory activity on(More)
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