(Matrix presented) In an effort to expand the scope of natural product in vitro glycorandomization (IVG), the substrate specificity of NovM was investigated. A test of four aglycon analogues and over 40 nucleotide sugars revealed NovM has a surprisingly stringent substrate specificity and provided only three new "unnatural" natural products. On the basis of the determined substrate specificity, an alternative to the sugar nucleotide biosynthetic dogma and a cautionary note for the general applicability of IVG are introduced.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Mar 20 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry