A new biocatalyst for production of optically pure aryl epoxides by styrene monooxygenase from Pseudomonas fluorescens ST

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From: Applied and Environmental Microbiology(Vol. 65, Issue 6)
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Document Type: Article
Length: 67 words

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A novel biocatalyst for synthesizing optically pure aryl epoxides has been developed by cloning the styrene monooxygenase genes styA and styB from Pseudomonas fluorescens ST. Several aryl vinyl and aryl ethenyl derivatives were oxidized by recombinant Escherichia coli to their respective optically pure epoxides. The bioconversions suggest that styrene monooxygenase exhibits a broad substrate preference as well as a potential for the formation of different fine chemicals.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A54994832