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Cultivation and extraction of the fungus Talaromyces stipitatus led to the isolation of five new oxyphenalenone-amino acid hybrids, which were named talauxins E, Q, V, L, and I based on the corresponding one-letter amino acid codes, along with their putative biosynthetic precursor, duclauxin. The rapid reaction of duclauxin with amino acids to produce talauxins was demonstrated in vitro and exploited to generate a small library of natural and unnatural talauxins. Talauxin V was shown to undergo spontaneous elimination of methyl acetate to yield the corresponding neoclauxin scaffold. This process was modeled using density functional theory calculations, revealing a dramatic change in conformation resulting from the syn elimination of methyl acetate.
Overcoming antibiotic resistance: rapid discovery of new antibacterial drug targets using chemicalproteomics
Piggott, A., MQRES, M., MQRES (International), M. (. & Capon, R.
7/04/14 → …
31/01/13 → 31/03/17