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New Chemical Biology Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at University of Manchester (New developments in 'ene'-reductase catalysed...

July 1, 2014

New Chemical Biology Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at University of Manchester (New developments in 'ene'-reductase catalysed biological hydrogenations)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Chemical Biology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Manchester, United Kingdom, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Asymmetric biocatalytic hydrogenations are important reactions performed primarily by members of the Old Yellow Enzyme family. These reactions have great potential in the chemosynthesis of a variety of industrially useful synthons due to the generation of up to two stereogenic centres."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Manchester, "In this review, additional enzyme classes capable of asymmetric hydrogenations will be discussed, as will examples of multienzyme cascading reactions. New and improved technology that enhances the commercial viability of biotransformations are included, such as the nicotinamide coenzyme-independent reactions."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This review will focus on progress in this field within the last two years, with emphasis on industrial applications of this technology."

For more information on this research see: New developments in 'ene'-reductase catalysed biological hydrogenations. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 2014;19():107-115. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Current Opinion in Chemical Biology -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.S. Toogood, University of Manchester, Fac Life Sci, Manchester Inst Biotechnol, Manchester M1 7DN, Lancs, United Kingdom (see also Chemical Biology).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Reductase, Manchester, Technology, United Kingdom, Chemical Biology, Enzymes and Coenzymes

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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