Microbial biotransformation of kurarinone by Cunninghamella echinulata AS 3.3400.J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2012; 14(11):1002-7.JA
In this paper, microbial transformation of kurarinone (1) by Cunninghamella echinulata AS 3.3400 was investigated and four transformed products were isolated and identified as 6″-hydroxykurarinone (2), 4″,5″,8″-trihydroxynorkurarinone (3), norkurarinone (4), and kurarinone-7-O-β-glucoside (5), respectively. Among them, 3 and 5 are new compounds, and the rare glycosylation in microbial transformation was observed. In addition, the cytotoxicities of transformed products (2-5) were also investigated.