Relative and Absolute Configuration of Antitumor Agent SW-163D

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Our interest on engineering non-ribosomal synthetase responsible for SW-163 biosynthesis prompted us to determine the relative and absolute configuration of antitumor cyclic depsipeptide SW-163s. We first isolated and identified SW-163 homologs D, F and G as known compounds UK-63598, UK-65662 and UK-63052, respectively. Both enantiomers of the unusual constitutive amino acid, N-methylnorcoromic acid, were synthesized in chiral forms starting from (R)- and (S)-1,2-propanediol. The hydrolyzate of SW-163D, a major constituent of this family, was converted with Marfey’s reagent, 1-fluoro-2,4-dinitrophenyl-5-L-alanine-amide (L-FDAA), and the resulting mixture of amino acid derivatives was subjected to an LC/MS analysis. Compared with authentic samples, the analytical data unambiguously show that SW-163D consisted of L-Ala, D-Ser and (1S, 2S)-N-methylnorcoronamic acid. The remaining stereochemistry of the N-methylcysteine moieties was determined from NOE data.