Shigeru Kawano

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(R)-3-Hydroxypentanenitrile (HPN) is an important intermediate in the synthesis of an immunosuppressive inosine 5′-monophosphate dehydrogenase inhibitor. An efficient enzymatic procedure for the synthesis of (R)-HPN with over 99 % enantiomeric excess using a novel acetoacetyl-CoA reductase (AdKR) from Achromobacter denitrificans was successfully(More)
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