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A unifying paradigm for naphthoquinone-based meroterpenoid (bio)synthesis

03:29 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | Nature Publishing

Bacterial naphthoquinone meroterpenoid natural products defy biosynthetic logic via classical biochemical paradigms. Now, an enzyme promoted α-hydroxyketone rearrangement catalysed by vanadium-dependent haloperoxidases reveals a conserved biosynthetic reaction in this molecular class that further has inspired a concise biomimetic synthesis of naphthomevalin, a prominent member of the napyradiomycin meroterpenes.

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