New synthesis strategy speeds identification of simpler versions of a natural product

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:10 in Biology & Nature

A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products—organic compounds isolated from natural sources—has led to the identification of novel, simpler derivatives with potential to selectively protect neurons, important for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, or to prevent the immune system from rejecting organ transplants, according to a Baylor University-led study.

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