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Molecules 2012, 17(11), 12553-12559; doi:10.3390/molecules171112553
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A Minor Dihydropyran Apocarotenoid from Mated Cultures of Blakeslea trispora

1,* , 1, 1, 1 and 2
1 Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada, Avda. Fuente Nueva, s/n, 18071 Granada, Spain 2 Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Química Fisíca y Químíca Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Huelva, Campus el Carmen, s/n, 21071 Huelva, Spain
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Received: 8 October 2012 / Revised: 15 October 2012 / Accepted: 22 October 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Abstract

The heterocyclic C15 apocarotenoid 1 was isolated from mated cultures of the strains F986 (+) and F921 (−) of Blakeslea trispora. This new compound formed during sexual interaction is a minor constituent of the culture media and its structure was elucidated by spectroscopic data, including 2D-NMR. A plausible biosynthetic pathway involving a double degradation of β-carotene, followed by several oxidations of the resulting monocyclofarnesane C15 fragment is proposed.
Keywords: Blakeslea trispora; apocarotenoid; dihydropyrane; isolation; structural elucidation Blakeslea trispora; apocarotenoid; dihydropyrane; isolation; structural elucidation
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Barrero, A.F.; Herrador, M.M.; Artega, P.; González, J.-A.; Arteaga, J.F. A Minor Dihydropyran Apocarotenoid from Mated Cultures of Blakeslea trispora. Molecules 2012, 17, 12553-12559.

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