Betaenone C

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Betaenone C
Betaenone C skeletal.svg
IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 366.50 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Betaenone C, like other betaenones (A and B), is a secondary metabolite isolated from the fungus Pleospora betae, a plant pathogen.[1] Of the seven phytotoxins isolated in fungal leaf spots from sugar beet (Beta vulgaris), it showed 89% growth inhibition. Betaenone C has been shown to act by inhibiting RNA and protein synthesis.[2]

Molecular structures of betaenone A, B and C.


  1. ^ Ichihara A.; Oikawa, Hideaki; Hayashi, Kazuko; Sakamura, Sadao; Furusaki, Akio; Matsumoto, Takeshi (1983). "Structures of Betaenones A and B, Novel Phytotoxins from Phoma betae Fr". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 105: 2907–2908. doi:10.1021/ja00347a070. 
  2. ^ Haraguchi, T.; Oguro, Mieko; Nagano, Hiroshi; Ichihara, Akitami; Sakamura, Sadao (1983). "Specific inhibitors of eukaryotic DNA synthesis and DNA polymerase α, 3-deoxyaphidicolin and aphidicolin-17-monoacetate". Nucleic Acids Res. 11: 1197–2000. doi:10.1093/nar/11.4.1197.