Oxepin Formation in Fungi Implies Specific and Stereoselective Ring Expansion.


Zheng L(1), Wang H(1), Ludwig-Radtke L(1), Li SM(1).
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(1)Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie und Biotechnologie, Fachbereich Pharmazie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Robert-Koch Straße 4, 35037 Marburg, Germany.


Oxepinamides are fungal oxepine-pyrimidinone-ketopiperazine derivatives. In this study, we elucidated the biosynthetic pathway of oxepinamide D in Aspergillus ustus by gene deletion, heterologous expression, feeding experiments, and enzyme assays. We demonstrated that the cytochrome P450 enzymes catalyzed highly specific and stereoselective oxepin ring formation.