The Chemodiversity of Purine as a Constituent of Natural Products

  title={The Chemodiversity of Purine as a Constituent of Natural Products},
  author={Helmut Rosemeyer},
  journal={Chemistry \& Biodiversity},
  • H. Rosemeyer
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Chemistry & Biodiversity
In this review, I describe various natural manifestations of purine systems, i.e., methylated, higher‐alkylated, and glycosylated forms. These comprise the purine alkaloids, cytokinines, as well as the purine nucleoside antibiotics. In part, the compounds described herein were isolated from natural sources already long ago. However, some have been reported only during the last few years. The biological activities of most of the purine derivatives are briefly described, and, in some cases… 
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