A novel sperm-activating and attracting factor from the ascidian Ascidia sydneiensis

Nobuaki Matsumori, Yuki Hiradate, Hajime Shibata, Tohru Oishi, Shuichi Shimma, Michisato Toyoda, Fumiaki Hayashi, Manabu Yoshida, Michio Murata, Masaaki Morisawa

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Abstract

A novel SAAF was isolated from the title ascidian. The structure was elucidated using the entire sample of 4 nmol, suggesting that the position of the OH group confers genus-specificity to sperm chemotaxis in ascidians. This study not only provides insight into the chemical tactics in sperm chemotaxis but demonstrates that the innovative techniques allow structure determination of natural products in trace amounts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Matsumori, N., Hiradate, Y., Shibata, H., Oishi, T., Shimma, S., Toyoda, M., Hayashi, F., Yoshida, M., Murata, M., & Morisawa, M. (2013). A novel sperm-activating and attracting factor from the ascidian Ascidia sydneiensis. Organic letters, 15(2), 294-297. https://doi.org/10.1021/ol303172n