Tsuyoshi Oshima, Iori Yamanaka, Anupriya Kumar, Junichiro Yamaguchi, Taeko Nishiwaki-Ohkawa, Kei Muto, Rika Kawamura, Tsuyoshi Hirota, Kazuhiro Yagita, Stephan Irle, Steve A. Kay, Takashi Yoshimura and Kenichiro Itami,
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, Early View. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502942
A change in rhythm: The first functional analysis of KL001 derivatives, which are mammalian circadian-clock modulators, was enabled by cutting-edge CH activation. The sites of the KL001 derivatives that are critical for their rhythm-changing activity were elucidated, which led to the discovery of the first period-shortening molecules that target the cryptochrome.