Novel polyketides synthesized with a higher plant stilbene synthase.

@article{Morita2001NovelPS,
  title={Novel polyketides synthesized with a higher plant stilbene synthase.},
  author={Hiroshi Morita and Hiroshi Noguchi and Joachim Schr{\"o}der and Ikuro Abe},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={268 13},
  pages={3759-66}
}
The physiological function of the stilbene synthase (STS) from groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is the formation of resveratrol. The enzyme uses 4-coumaroyl-CoA, performs three condensations with malonyl-CoA, and folds the resulting tetraketide into a new aromatic ring system. We investigated the capacity for building novel and unusual polyketides from alternative substrates. Three types of products were obtained: (a) complete reaction (stilbene-type), (b) three condensations without formation of… CONTINUE READING

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