Functional importance of the sugar moiety of jasmonic acid glucoside for bioactivity and target affinity†
12-O-β-D-Glucopyranosyljasmonic acid (JAG, 1) induces nyctinastic leaf-folding of Samanea saman. The SAR studies of 1 revealed the unique role of its glycone moiety. Biological activity and the target affinity of 1 were affected by the stereochemistry of the glycone moiety. JAG belongs to a unique class of ligands in which the structure of the glycone moiety is involved in the molecular recognition by the target protein.