2-Methylthio-N7-methyl-cis-zeatin (1) was isolated from the culture broth of Streptomyces sp. 80H647 along with 2 known purine derivatives, 5′-methylthioinosine (2) and AT-265 (dealanylascamycin, 3). The structure elucidation of compound 1 was accomplished by high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analyses. It inhibited the growth of Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 with a GI50 of 2.4 μm and had no effect on the growth of Arabidopsis at 2 μm. This is the first report of an N7-methylated zeatin-type natural product from Streptomyces and as an antimalarial compound.
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