The importance of asking “how and why?” in natural product structure elucidation

Patrick D. Brown, Andrew L. Lawrence

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This review highlights why careful consideration of the biosynthetic origin (the how) and the biological function (the why) of a natural product can be so useful during the determination of its structure. Recent examples of structural reassignments inspired by biosynthetic and functional insights will be presented. This review will demonstrate the importance of viewing the origin, structure and function of a natural product as intertwined threads of a single story, best viewed as a whole rather than as discrete topics.


Original languageEnglish
JournalNatural product reports
Early online date29 Aug 2017
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Aug 2017

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