Derivatives of the angucycline urdamycin A (1) were prepared in order to study structureactivity relationships in this group of antitumor antibiotics. Derivatives of 1 formed by methanolysis, O-acylation, hydrogenation and treatment with diazomethane were isolated and characterized by their spectroscopic data. Urdamycin G (20) was isolated from Streptomyces fradiae by shortening the fermentation time. The different glycosidation pattern of the aglycone 14 did not lead to significant differences in the biological activity. O-Acylation was shown to enhance the in vitro activity of 1 against stem cells of murine LI210 leukemia depending on the lipophilicity of the molecules. The importance of the 5, 6-double bond of 1 with regard to the antitumor activities is discussed.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Antibiotics|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery