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Chemical synthesis and enzymatic, stereoselective hydrolysis of a functionalized dihydropyrimidine for the synthesis of β-amino acids

Slomka, Christin; Zhong, Sabilla; Fellinger, Anna; Engel, Ulrike; Syldatk, Christoph; Bräse, Stefan; Rudat, Jens

A novel substrate, 6-(4-nitrophenyl)dihydropyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione (pNO2PheDU), was chemically synthesized and analytically verified for the potential biocatalytic synthesis of enantiopure β-amino acids. The hydantoinase (EC from Arthrobacter crystallopoietes DSM20117 was chosen to prove the enzymatic hydrolysis of this substrate, since previous investigations showed activities of this enzyme toward 6-monosubstituted dihydrouracils. Whole cell biotransformations with recombinant Escherichia coli expressing the hydantoinase showed degradation of pNO2PheDU. Additionally, the corresponding N-carbamoyl-β-amino acid (NCarbpNO2 βPhe) was chemically synthesized, an HPLC-method with chiral stationary phases for detection of this product was established and thus (S)-enantioselectivity toward pNO2PheDU has been shown. Consequently this novel substrate is a potential precursor for the enantiopure β-amino acid para-nitro-β-phenylalanine (pNO2 βPhe).

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Organische Chemie (IOC)
Institut für Toxikologie und Genetik (ITG)
Institut für Bio- und Lebensmitteltechnik (BLT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1186/s13568-015-0174-8
ISSN: 2191-0855
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-516721
KITopen ID: 1000051672
HGF-Programm 47.01.01; LK 01
Erschienen in AMB Express
Band 5
Heft 1
Seiten 85
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