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Cupin Variants as a Macromolecular Ligand Library for Stereoselective Michael Addition of Nitroalkanes

Fujieda, N.; Itoh, S.

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 7791-7794, 10.1002/ange.202000129

Cupin superfamily proteins (TM1459) work as a macromolecular ligand framework with a double-stranded β-barrel structure ligating to a Cu ion through histidine side chains. Variegating the first coordination sphere of TM1459 revealed that H52A and H54A/H58A mutants effectively catalyzed the diastereo- and enantioselective Michael addition reaction of nitroalkanes to an α,β-unsaturated ketone. Moreover, calculated substrate docking signified C106N and F104W single-point mutations, which inverted the diastereoselectivity of H52A and further improved the stereoselectivity of H54A/H58A, respectively.

Metal: Cu
Ligand type: Amino acid
Anchoring strategy: Dative
Optimization: Chemical & genetic
Reaction: Michael addition
Max TON: 250
ee: 99
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