Liang, Xiao, Matthew, Susan, Chen, Qi-Yin, Kwan, Jason C., Paul, Valerie J., and Luesch, Hendrik. 2019. "Discovery and Total Synthesis of Doscadenamide A: A Quorum Sensing Signaling Molecule from a Marine Cyanobacterium." Organic letters 21 (18):7274-7278. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b02525
Quorum sensing (QS) plays a critical role in the regulation of bacterial pathogenesis. Doscadenamide A (1a) was isolated from a marine cyanobacterium, its structure elucidated by NMR, and its activity linked to QS induction. The total synthesis of 1a was developed, and the absolute configuration confirmed through comparison of the isolated natural product with synthetic diastereomers. Our preliminary investigation indicated that 1a could activate QS signaling in a LasR-dependent manner.