Substrate specificity in enzymatic fluorination. The fluorinase from Streptomyces cattleya accepts 2'-deoxyadenosine substrates

Steven L. Cobb, Hai Deng, Andrew R McEwan, James H. Naismith, David O'hagan (Corresponding Author), David A. Robinson

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The fluorinase enzyme from Streptomyces cattleya displays an unusual ability in biocatalysis in that it forms a C–F bond. We now report that the enzyme will accept 2′-deoxyadenosine in place of adenosine substrates, and structural evidence reveals a reorganisation in hydrogen bonding to accommodate this substrate series. It emerges from this study that the enzyme does not require a planar ribose conformation of the substrate to catalyse C–F bond formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1458-1460
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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