Transformation of 8-prenylnaringenin by Absidia coerulea and Beauveria bassiana.Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012 Oct 15; 22(20):6451-3.BM
Beauveria bassiana AM278 and Absidia coerulea AM93 converted 8-prenylnaringenin (1) into two glycoside derivatives (7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside) (2) and 7-O-β-D-4'''-O-methylglucopyranoside) (3) in high yields in processes conducted in Saboraud medium. 8-Prenylnaringenin 7-O-β-D-4'''-O-methylglucopyranoside (3) is a new compound. 8-Prenylnaringenin-7-sulfate (4) was obtained in transformation of 1 by Absidia coerulea AM93 in a buffer. Formation of conjugated products in this study proceeds in a manner analogous to mammalian systems which indicates the potential use of microbes to mimic mammalian metabolism.