Issue Date: September 18, 2017 | Web Date: September 14, 2017
Enzyme coordinates pericyclic reaction trifecta
Pericyclic reactions, in which electrons move in concert to rearrange a molecule’s structure, are standard tools for synthetic chemists. But examples of such transformations in nature are fairly rare. Chemists have now identified an enzyme that catalyzes three pericyclic reactions in the biochemical pathway that produces the fungal natural product leporin C.
“This really opens up the idea that nature is able to affect reactions of much broader generality than we ever knew before,” says . . .
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