Synthesis of frame-shifted farnesyl diphosphate analogs

Andrew T. Placzek, James L. Hougland, Richard A. Gibbs

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A set of synthetic approaches were developed and applied to the synthesis of eight frame-shifted farnesyl diphosphate (FPP) analogs. These analogs bear increased or decreased methylene units between the double bonds and/or diphosphate moieties of the isoprenoid structure. Evaluation versus mammalian FTase revealed that small structural changes can lead to dramatic changes in substrate ability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4038-4041
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 17 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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