Removal of the 26-methyl group from 19-nor-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D₃ markedly reduces in vivo calcemic activity without altering in vitro VDR binding, HL-60 cell differentiation, and transcription.


Twelve new analogues of 19-nor-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D₃ (5-16) were prepared by convergent syntheses, employing the Wittig-Horner reaction. The necessary Grundmann type ketones (45-48), possessing fixed configurations of the hydroxyl group at C-25, were obtained by a multistep procedure from commercial vitamin D₂ and enantiomers of 1,3-butanediol (23 and… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jm1010447

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