Imperial College London


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Chair in Protein Crystallography



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author = {Lai, H-E and Obled, AMC and Chee, SM and Morgan, R and Sharma, S and Moore, S and Polizzi, K and Goss, RJM and Freemont, P},
title = {A GenoChemetic strategy for derivatization of the violacein natural product scaffold},
year = {2017}

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AB - Integrating synthetic chemistry with synthetic biology allows rapid access to xenobiotic compounds which may provide improved therapeutic activity. By supplementing an Escherichia coli strain expressing the violacein biosynthesis pathway with eight tryptophan substrate analogues or tryptophan halogenase RebH in vivo , 68 new-to-nature analogues of violacein were generated. Furthermore, 20 new derivatives were generated from brominated analogues via Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction directly using the crude extract without prior purification. Herein, we demonstrate a flexible and rapid approach to access diverse chemical space that can be applied to a wide range of natural product scaffolds.
AU - Lai,H-E
AU - Obled,AMC
AU - Chee,SM
AU - Morgan,R
AU - Sharma,S
AU - Moore,S
AU - Polizzi,K
AU - Goss,RJM
AU - Freemont,P
PY - 2017///
TI - A GenoChemetic strategy for derivatization of the violacein natural product scaffold
ER -