UrdGT2 is a D-olivosyltransferase from the metabolic pathway of urdamycin A, an angucycline antitumor and antimicrobial drug. The remarkable feature of this biocatalyst is its ability to set up C-glycosidic bonds. Using an in vivo system suitable to deliver the trideoxysugar rhodinose in both D- and L- configuration we could verify that both have been accepted as substrates and attached to the urdamycin polyketide backbone via a C-glycosidic bond. Regardless of the stereochemistry, these C-glycosides served as acceptor for a subsequent glycosylation step to yield the novel urdamycins R and S with di-rhodinosyl side chains at C-9 of the polyketide moiety.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Apr 23 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry