Stereospecificity in Enzymology: Its Place in Evolution

  1. Ernest L. Eliel2 and
  2. Samuel H. Wilen3
  1. Steven A. Benner,
  2. Arthur Glasfeld and
  3. Joseph A. Piccirilli

Published Online: 26 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470147283.ch3

Topics in Stereochemistry, Volume 19

Topics in Stereochemistry, Volume 19

How to Cite

Benner, S. A., Glasfeld, A. and Piccirilli, J. A. (1989) Stereospecificity in Enzymology: Its Place in Evolution, in Topics in Stereochemistry, Volume 19 (eds E. L. Eliel and S. H. Wilen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470147283.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  2. 3

    City College, City University of New York, New York, New York

Author Information

  1. Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471507529

Online ISBN: 9780470147283

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Keywords:

  • stereospecificity;
  • beta-ketoacid decarboxylases;
  • nicotinamide cofactors;
  • addition-elimination reaction;
  • phosphoryl transfers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Glossary

  • Introduction

  • Interpretations

  • Classes Showing Stereochemical Homogeneity

  • Classes Showing Stereochemical Heterogeneity

  • Fatty Acid Synthesis: Many Steps, Many Stereochemical Distinctions

  • Enzymes Displaying Stereochemical Infidelity

  • Conclusions