The pyridoacridine family tree: a useful scheme for designing synthesis and predicting undiscovered natural products

J Nat Prod. 2002 Nov;65(11):1573-81. doi: 10.1021/np020016y.


The pyridoacridine natural products represent a large and growing class and serve here to illustrate the wealth of information that can be extracted by comparing natural products on the basis of structure and occurrence.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acridines / chemistry*
  • Acylation
  • Biological Products* / chemistry
  • Biological Products* / classification
  • Hydroxylation
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Structure
  • Pyridines / chemistry*


  • Acridines
  • Biological Products
  • Pyridines