Stable cyclic adenosine 5′-diphosphate ribose (cADPR) analogues are chemical biology tools that can probe the Ca 2+ release mechanism and structure-activity relationships of this emerging potent second messenger. However, analogues with an intact "northern" ribose have been inaccessible due to the difficulty of generating the sensitive N1-ribosyl link. We report the first total synthesis of the membrane permeant, hydrolytically stable, cADPR receptor agonist 8-Br-N1-cIDPR via regio- and stereoselective N1-ribosylation of protected 8-bromoinosine.
Swarbrick, J. M., & Potter, B. V. L. (2012). Total synthesis of a cyclic adenosine 5′-diphosphate ribose receptor agonist. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 77(9), 4191-4197. https://doi.org/10.1021/jo202319f