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d-Cysteine occurrence in thiostrepton may not necessitate an epimerase

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Abstract

The natural product thiopeptide antibiotic thiostrepton is shown to undergo facile epimerization at its thiazoline residue in favor of the naturally observed D-configuration, suggesting that a classical epimerase enzyme may not be involved in its biosynthesis.

Graphical abstract: d-Cysteine occurrence in thiostrepton may not necessitate an epimerase

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The article was received on 29 Jun 2009, accepted on 27 Aug 2009 and first published on 11 Sep 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B912733J
Chem. Commun., 2009, 7113-7115

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    D-Cysteine occurrence in thiostrepton may not necessitate an epimerase

    S. Schoof and H. Arndt, Chem. Commun., 2009, 7113
    DOI: 10.1039/B912733J

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