Bioactivity of latifolin and its derivatives against termites and fungi.

@article{Sekine2009BioactivityOL,
  title={Bioactivity of latifolin and its derivatives against termites and fungi.},
  author={Nobuhiro Sekine and T. Ashitani and Tetsuya Murayama and Sakae Shibutani and Satoshi Hattori and Koetsu Takahashi},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 13},
  pages={5707-12}
}
Latifolin (1) and its derivatives were investigated with the aim of confirming the correlation between bioactivity (antitermite and antifungal activity) and chemical structure. Termite mortality in response to the derivatives 2'-O-methyllatifolin (2), latifolin dimethyl ether (4), and latifolin diacetate (5) increased 2-fold compared to compound 1. The mortality rate from 5-O-methyllatifolin (3) was not different from 1. The mass loss (feed consumption by termite) in response to compounds 3-5… CONTINUE READING