Chemistry and Biology of Pteridines and Folates: Proceedings by Rowena G. Matthews (auth.), Sheldon Milstien, Gregory

By Rowena G. Matthews (auth.), Sheldon Milstien, Gregory Kapatos, Robert A. Levine, Barry Shane (eds.)

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Vom Orde, K. Leidenberger, A. Pacheco and L. Bigler in Chern. Bioi. Pteridines, Proc. llth Int. Syrnp. Pteridines and Folates (W. Pfleiderer, H. ) Blackwell Science, Berlin, Vienna, Fed. Rep. , pp. 23-28, 1997. R. Soyka, W. Pfleiderer and R. Prewo, Helv. Chim. Acta 73,808-826, 1990; R Soyka, W. Pleiderer, Pteridines 2: 63-74, 1990. J. N. Low, E. Cadoret, G. D. L. Quijano, A. Sanchez and M. 2143, 1995. B. Bradshaw, D. Collison, C. D. Garner, J. A. Joule, Chern. , 123-124,2001. APPLICATION OF FDCD SPECTROSCOPY FOR DETERMINATION OF CHIRALITIES OF BIOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT PTERIDINES Ning Chen', Kazuhisa Ikemoto', Takashi Sugimoto', Shizuaki Muratal, Hiroshi Ichinose 2, and Toshiharu Nagatsu2 [Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan, ofMolecular Genetics, Neurochemistry, Institute for Medical Science, Fujita Health University School ofMedicine, Toyoake, Aichi 470-II92, Japan 2Division INTRODUCTION 6-(Hydroxyalkyl)pterin is one of the most important nitrogen heterocyclic compounds in living organisms (l).

051 g, 41%; mp. 116 - 118°C) was obtained as yellow solids. ACKNO~EDGEMENTS The author, S. , acknowledges to Prof. W. Pfleiderer for valuable suggestions. Authors thank Mr. Yukihiro Andoh for his technical support on this work. REFERENCES Review for regioselective syntheses of 6- and 7-substituted pteridines: S. Murata, K. Kiguchi, and T. Sugimoto, Heterocycles 48: 1255, 1999. 2. E. C. Taylor and P. S. Ray, J. Org. Chern. 52: 3997, 1987. 3. E. C. Taylor and P. S. Ray, 1. Org. Chern. 53: 35, 1988.

Furthermore, the crystal structure of 4aS,lOaR-tetraacetyl-pyranopterin, lb, which exhibits the naturally-occurring steric configuration of the pyranopterin cofactors in molybdenum and tungsten enzymes, may serve as part of an updated basis set for future theoretical and X-ray crystallographic work. REFERENCES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. R. S. Pilato and E. I. Stiefel in Bioinorganic Catalysis (1. Reedijk, E. ), Marcel Dekker, New York, pp. 81-152, 1999. C. Kisker, H. Schindelin and D. C. Rees, Annu. Rev.

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