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Org Lett. 2013 Jan 18;15(2):294-7. doi: 10.1021/ol303172n. Epub 2013 Jan 4.

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

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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Universit , Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan. matsmori@chem.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp

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.

PMID:
23289404
DOI:
10.1021/ol303172n
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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