Biotransformation of serotonin derivatives by the larvae of common cutworm (Spodoptera litura).

Seven serotonin derivatives (1-7) were biotransformed using larvae of Spodoptera litura. N-p-methoxy cinnamoyl serotonin (3) was converted into its O-demethylated compound, N-p-coumaroyl serotonin (2). Furthermore, N-feruloyl serotonin (5) and N-isoferuloyl serotonin (6) were converted into, two new compounds, N-feruloyl serotonin-4'-O-β-D-glucopyranoside… CONTINUE READING