Author(s): AlvarezFitz P, Alvarez L, Marquina S, LunaHerrera J, NavarroGarca VM
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Abstract Biotransformation processes have been successfully utilized to obtain products of pharmaceutical, chemical, food, and agricultural interest, which are difficult to obtain by classic chemical methods. The compound with antituberculous activity, 9-methoxy-tariacuripyrone (1), isolated from Aristolochia brevipes, was submitted to biotransformation with the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae under culture, yielding 5-amino-9-methoxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[h]chromen-2-one (2). The structure of (2) was elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analyses. The results mainly show the reduction of the double bond and the nitro group of compound (1). Metabolite (2) demonstrated an increase in anti-tuberculous activity (MIC = 3.12 µg/mL) against the drug-sensitive Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Rv) strain, with respect to that shown by (1).
This article was published in Molecules
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals