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

  title={Molecular cloning and expression of a 2-arylpropionyl-coenzyme A epimerase: a key enzyme in the inversion metabolism of ibuprofen.},
  author={C. Reichel and R. Brugger and H. Bang and G. Geisslinger and K. Brune},
  journal={Molecular pharmacology},
  volume={51 4},
  • C. Reichel, R. Brugger, +2 authors K. Brune
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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