Substantial concentrations of phloroglucinol were synthesized by Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5 expressing the plasmid-localized phlACBDE gene cluster responsible for biosynthesis of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol. Expression in Escherichia coli of a single gene in this cluster, P. fluorescens Pf-5 phlD, led to extracellular accumulation of phloroglucinol.… (More)
Native g2ps1-encoded 2-pyrone synthase (2-PS) from Gerbera hybrida, a mutant Brevibacterium ammoniagenes fatty acid synthase B (FAS-B) and two different mutants of Penicillium patulum 6-methylsalycilic acid synthase (6-MSAS) are examined to identify the best enzyme to recruit for the microbial synthesis of triacetic acid lactone (TAL). To identify the best… (More)
The regioselective ring opening of pyranosidic 4,6-p-methoxybenzylidene acetals with BH(3)/Bu(2)BOTf in THF can be tuned by adjusting the reaction temperature and reagent concentrations. Reductive cleavage at 0 degrees C resulted in the exclusive formation of 4-O-p-methoxybenzyl (PMB) ethers, whereas reaction at -78 degrees C produced 6-O-PMB ethers in high… (More)
Several 6-C-substituted 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranosides (beta-D-GlcNAc monosaccharides 1a-3a and 1,4-linked disaccharides 1b-3b) were studied by solution NMR spectroscopy. Conformational analysis of the (6S)- and (6R)-C-methyl-substituted beta-d-GlcNAc monosaccharides indicates that the stereodefined methyl groups impose predictable… (More)
[reaction: see text] An orthogonal sulfation strategy involving six different protecting groups has been developed for generating sulfated carbohydrate libraries based on heparan. Chemoselective cleavage conditions (optimized for a heparan disaccharide) can be performed in the presence of sulfate esters as well as the remaining protecting groups.
Introduction of a stereodefined methyl group at the C-6 position of N-acetylglucosamine mono- and disaccharides creates a strong and predictable orientational bias on the geminal C-6 hydroxyl in solution, as determined by (1)H-(1)H and (13)C-(1)H NMR coupling constants. The conformational directing effect is more pronounced in the disaccharides because of… (More)