Substituent Effects on the Phenol Coupling Reaction Catalyzed by the Vancomycin Biosynthetic P450 Enzyme OxyB

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  • We thank the Swiss National Science Foundation for supporting this work.

Abstract

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Oxidative phenol coupling reactions are required to establish the cross-linked heptapeptide backbone of vancomycin. The first cross-linking reaction, catalyzed by the P450 enzyme OxyB, is dramatically slower when a chlorine substituent is present in the hexapeptide-S-PCP substrate and is abolished when chlorine is introduced into a potential heptapeptide-S-PCP substrate.

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