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19F NMR studies on γ-butyrobetaine hydroxylase provide mechanistic insights and suggest a dual inhibition mode

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The final step in the biosynthesis of L-carnitine in humans is catalysed by the 2-oxoglutarate and ferrous iron dependent oxygenase, γ-butyrobetaine hydroxylase (BBOX). 1H and 19F NMR studies inform on the BBOX mechanism including by providing evidence for cooperativity between monomers in substrate/some inhibitor binding. The value of the 19F NMR methods is demonstrated by their use in the design of new BBOX inhibitors.

Graphical abstract: 19F NMR studies on γ-butyrobetaine hydroxylase provide mechanistic insights and suggest a dual inhibition mode

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Submitted
20 Aug 2019
Accepted
23 Sep 2019
First published
08 Nov 2019

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 14717-14720
Article type
Communication

19F NMR studies on γ-butyrobetaine hydroxylase provide mechanistic insights and suggest a dual inhibition mode

R. K. Leśniak, A. M. Rydzik, J. J. A. G. Kamps, A. Kahn, T. D. W. Claridge and C. J. Schofield, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 14717
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06466D

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