1. Shikimic acid plays a pivotal role as a key intermediate in the shikimate pathway toward the synthesis of several aromatic amino acids and a variety of secondary metabolites in plants, fungi, and microorganisms.
2. Shikimic acid has great potential for the design and synthesis of enzyme inhibitors which may selectively block specific enzyme-catalysed transformations along this pathway.
3. Shikimate can be used to synthesise (6S)-6-Fluoroshikimic acid, an antibiotic which inhibits the aromatic biosynthetic pathway.
1. Dipsacoside B shows strong antimicrobial activity (MIC values 1.80-2.50 µg/mL).
1. D-Glucosamine hydrochloride is a kind of antiarthritic agents.
1. Maackiain induces apoptosis and growth suppression
2. MAK1 is the second functional gene cloned from Maackiain detoxification.
1. 2,3,8-Tri-O-methylellagic acid has antimicrobial activity.
2. 2,3,8-Tri-O-methylellagic acid has anti-HIV replication activity.