Gun Su Cha

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Human drug metabolites produced by cytochrome P450 enzymes are critical for safety testing and may themselves act as drugs or leads in the drug discovery and development process. Here, highly active chimeric fusion proteins (chimeras) were obtained by reductase domain swapping of mutants at key catalytic residues of the heme domain with that of a natural(More)
A large set of mutants of CYP102A1 from Bacillus megaterium have human cytochrome P450-like activities and the ability to metabolize a number of marketed drugs and steroids. Here, we tested whether the CYP102A1 mutants could be used to produce hydroxylated human metabolites of 17β-estradiol (E2). A set of the mutants, which were generated by site-directed(More)
Cytochromes P450 can catalyze various regioselective and stereospecific oxidation reactions of non-functionalized hydrocarbons. Here, we have designed a novel light-driven platform for cofactor-free, whole-cell P450 photo-biocatalysis using eosin Y (EY) as a photosensitizer. EY can easily enter into the cytoplasm of Escherichia coli and bind specifically to(More)
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