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Review | Regular issue | Vol 4, No. 3, 1976, pp.527-565
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1976-03-0527
Biosynthesis of Secoiridoid Glucosides

Hiroyuki Inouye,* Shinichi Ueda, and Yoshio Takeda

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, 46-29 Yoshida-shimoadachi-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

Abstract

In the present review the biosynthetic pathways of sweroside, morroniside and oleuropein type secoiridoid glucosides through mevalonic acid (MVA), geraniol, deoxyloganin, loganin etc. are outlined. The biosynthesis of alkaloidal glucosides, which can be regarded as kinds of secoiridoids, is also briefly described.