Identification of the Product of Toxoflavin Lyase: Degradation via a Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation | Academic Article individual record

Toxoflavin (an azapteridine) is degraded to a single product by toxoflavin lyase (TflA) in a reaction dependent on reductant, Mn(II), and oxygen. The isolated product was fully characterized by NMR and MS and was identified as a triazine in which the pyrimidine ring was oxidatively degraded. A mechanism for toxoflavin degradation based on the identification of the enzymatic product and the recently determined crystal structure of toxoflavin lyase is proposed.

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Philmus, B., Abdelwahed, S., Williams, H. J., Fenwick, M. K., Ealick, S. E., & Begley, T. P.
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  • Pyrimidinones
  • Triazines
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Molecular Structure
  • Lyases
  • Manganese
  • Oxygen
  • Models, Molecular
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