Convergence and a biological dichotomy! Monorhizopodin (see structure) and its C16 epimer have been synthesized through a highly convergent strategy. Unlike the antitumor agent rhizopodin which is their naturally occurring dimer, monorhizopodin and its epimer exhibit potent inhibition of actin polymerization but no significant cytotoxicity.
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