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A specific UDP-glucosyltransferase catalyzes the formation of triptophenolide glucoside from Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f.

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Summary of "A specific UDP-glucosyltransferase catalyzes the formation of triptophenolide glucoside from Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f."

Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f. is a perennial woody vine member of the Celastraceae family. As a traditional Chinese medicine, it contains complex chemical components and exerts various pharmacological activities. In the present study, we identified a glucosyltransferase, TwUGT1, that can catalyze the synthesis of an abietane-type diterpene glucoside, namely, triptophenolide14-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, and investigated the pharmacological activity of triptophenolide glucoside in diverse cancer cells. Triptophenolide glucoside exhibited significant inhibitory effects on U87-MG, U251, C6, MCF-7, HeLa, K562, and RBL-2H3 cells as determined by pharmacological analysis. The triptophenolide glucoside content of T. wilfordii was analyzed using Agilent Technologies 6490 Triple Quad LC/MS. The glucosyltransferase TwUGT1 belongs to subfamily 88 and group E in family 1. Molecular docking and site-directed mutagenesis of TwUGT1 revealed that the His30, Asp132, Phe134, Thr154, Ala370, Leu376, Gly382, His387, Glu395 and Gln412 residues play crucial roles in the catalytic activity of triptophenolide 14-O-glucosyltransferase. In addition, TwUGT1 was also capable of glucosylating phenolic hydroxyl groups, such as those in liquiritigenin, pinocembrin, 4-methylumbelliferone, phloretin, and rhapontigenin.

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Name: Phytochemistry
ISSN: 1873-3700
Pages: 112062

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