Mechanistic studies on the tyrosinase-catalyzed formation of the anachelin chromophore.

  • Karl Gademann
  • Published 2005 in
    Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical…


The complex secondary metabolite anachelin, isolated from the freshwater cyanobacterium Anabaena cylindrica, is believed to act as siderophore, facilitating iron uptake. Its structure is characterized by a fascinating blend of polyketide, peptide, and alkaloid fragments. In particular, the tetrahydroquinolinium-derived chromophore is unique among natural… (More)


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