Minjiao Chen

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The first committed step in the classical biosynthetic route to menaquinone (vitamin K(2)) is a Stetter-like conjugate addition of alpha-ketoglutarate with isochorismate. This reaction is catalyzed by the thiamine diphosphate and metal-ion-dependent 2-succinyl-5-enolpyruvyl-6-hydroxy-3-cyclohexadiene-1-carboxylate synthase (MenD). The medium-resolution(More)
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