Efficient synthesis and biological evaluation of ω-oxygenated analogues of vitamin K2: Study of modification and structure-activity relationship of vitamin K2 metabolites

Yoshitomo Suhara, Aya Murakami, Maya Kamao, Shino Mimatsu, Kimie Nakagawa, Naoko Tsugawa, Toshio Okano

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Novel ω-oxygenated vitamin K2 analogues, which are candidates for metabolites of vitamin K2 homologues, were efficiently synthesized and their apoptosis-inducing activity was evaluated. We revealed that some of those analogues were biologically active and the side-chain part played an important role in apoptosis-inducing activity. Our results can provide useful information to develop the structure-activity relationship of vitamin K2 analogues for new drugs based on vitamin K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1622-1625
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 15



  • Analogue
  • Apoptosis
  • Menaquinone-4
  • Metabolite
  • Vitamin K

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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