Molecular cloning and expression of a 2-arylpropionyl-coenzyme A epimerase: a key enzyme in the inversion metabolism of ibuprofen.

@article{Reichel1997MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular cloning and expression of a 2-arylpropionyl-coenzyme A epimerase: a key enzyme in the inversion metabolism of ibuprofen.},
  author={Christoph Reichel and R Brugger and Holger Bang and Gerd Geisslinger and K. Brune},
  journal={Molecular pharmacology},
  year={1997},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          576-82
        }
}
The 2-arylpropionic acid derivatives, including ibuprofen, are the most widely used anti-inflammatory analgesic cyclooxygenase inhibitors. The (-)-R-enantiomer, which is inactive in terms of cyclooxygenase inhibition, is epimerized in vivo via the 2-arylpropionyl-coenzyme A (CoA) epimerase to the cyclooxygenase-inhibiting (+)-S-enantiomer. The molecular biology of the epimerization pathway is largely unknown. To clarify this mechanism, the sequence of the 2-arylpropionyl-CoA epimerase was… 

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