Muscarine, imidazole, oxazole and thiazole alkaloids
Covering: July 2012 to June 2015. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2013, 30, 869–915
The structurally diverse imidazole-, oxazole-, and thiazole-containing secondary metabolites are widely distributed in terrestrial and marine environments, and exhibit extensive pharmacological activities. In this review the latest progress involving the isolation, biological activities, and chemical and biogenetic synthesis studies on these natural products has been summarized.