Characterisation of the biosynthetic pathway to agnestins A and B reveals the reductive route to chrysophanol in fungi

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Szwalbe, A.J.; Williams, K.; Song, Z.; De Mattos-Shipley, K.; Vincent, J. et al.: Characterisation of the biosynthetic pathway to agnestins A and B reveals the reductive route to chrysophanol in fungi. In: Chemical Science 10 (2019), Nr. 1, S. 233-238. DOI:

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Two new dihydroxy-xanthone metabolites, agnestins A and B, were isolated from Paecilomyces variotii along with a number of related benzophenones and xanthones including monodictyphenone. The structures were elucidated by NMR analyses and X-ray crystallography. The agnestin (agn) biosynthetic gene cluster was identified and targeted gene disruptions of the PKS, Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase, and other oxido-reductase genes revealed new details of fungal xanthone biosynthesis. In particular, identification of a reductase responsible for in vivo anthraquinone to anthrol conversion confirms a previously postulated essential step in aromatic deoxygenation of anthraquinones, e.g. emodin to chrysophanol.
License of this version: CC BY 3.0 Unported
Document Type: article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2019
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