Increasing complexity of a diterpene synthase reaction with a single residue switch.

Abstract

Terpene synthases often catalyze complex reactions involving intricate series of carbocation intermediates. The resulting, generally cyclical, structures provide initial hydrocarbon frameworks that underlie the astonishing structural diversity of the enormous class of terpenoid natural products (>50,000 known), and these enzymes often mediate the committed… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja710524w

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