Aminoacylated ergosterol such as 1-ergosteryl aspartate (Erg-Asp) is a new lipid component recently discovered in fungi. In order to study physiological functions of this novel sterol derivative and to develop potential antifungal agents, we established the method to synthesize aminoacylated ergosterol derivatives. Herein, we report the synthesis of Erg-Asp as well as some other aminoacylated ergosterols (Erg-Gly, Erg-Ala, Erg-Leu, Erg-Ile, and Erg-Val) using Boc protected amino acids.
- 1-Ergosteryl aspartate
- Aminoacylated sterol