Apterin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Apterin
Apterin.png
Apterin 3D sticks.png
Names
IUPAC name
(8S,9R)-9-hydroxy-8-[2-[2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]oxypropan-2-yl]-8,9-dihydrofuro[2,3-h]chromen-2-one
Identifiers
53947-89-0 YesY
ChemSpider 26286869 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 15945058
Properties
C20H24O10
Molar mass 424.399 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 YesY verify (what isYesY/N?)
Infobox references

Apterin is a furanocoumarin. It is the glucoside of vaginol. It has been isolated from the root of plants in the family Apiaceae such as members of the genus Angelica, including the garden angelica[1] and in Zizia aptera.[2]

It is reported to dilate coronary arteries as well as block calcium channels.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lemmich, John; Havelund, Svend; Thastrup, Ole (1983). "Dihydrofurocoumarin glucosides from Angelica archangelica and Angelica silvestris". Phytochemistry 22 (2): 553–5. doi:10.1016/0031-9422(83)83044-1. 
  2. ^ Apterin, an unusual glucoside of Zizia aptera. Warren Steck and L. R. Wetter, Phytochemistry, Volume 13, Issue 9, September 1974, Pages 1925-1927, doi:10.1016/0031-9422(74)85117-4