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Development of an improved phenylacetaldehyde reductase mutant by an efficient selection procedure.
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PMID:  24352730     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Chiral alcohols are valuable as diverse chemicals and synthetic intermediate materials. Phenylacetaldehyde reductase (PAR) is an enzyme that converts a wide variety of ketones into chiral alcohols with high optical purity. When an alcohol such as 2-propanol is used as a hydrogen donor, PAR itself will also mediate the regeneration of the coenzyme NADH in situ. Perceiving a capacity for improvement, we sought to develop a PAR that is able to convert higher concentrations of substrates in the presence of high concentrations of 2-propanol. The selection procedure for mutants was re-examined and a procedure able to select an effective amino acid substitution was established. Two advantageous amino acid substitutions were successfully selected using the procedure. When high-concentration substrate conversion reaction was subjected with a mutant that integrated both the two amino acid substitutions, near-complete conversions of m-chlorophenacyl chloride (m-CPC) (2.1 mmol/ml) and ethyl 4-chloro-3-oxobutanoate (ECOB) (1.9 mmol/ml) were achieved.
Yoshihide Makino; Nobuya Itoh
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-19
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Title:  Applied microbiology and biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0614     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-12-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406612     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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