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A Spectroscopic Investigation of Swainsonine: An α-Mannosidase Inhibitor Isolated from Swainsona canescens

SM Colegate, PR Dorling and CR Huxtable

Australian Journal of Chemistry 32(10) 2257 - 2264
Published: 1979


A potent inhibitor of α-mannosidase was isolated from Swainsona canescens. The inhibitor was shown to be an indolizidinetriol by spectroscopic techniques and the relative stereochemistry was defined as 8aβ-indolizidine-lα,2α,8β-triol.

© CSIRO 1979

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