6 publications

6 publications

Incorporation of Manganese Complexes into Xylanase: New Artificial Metalloenzymes for Enantioselective Epoxidation

Mahy, J.-P.; Ricoux, R.

ChemBioChem 2012, 13, 240-251, 10.1002/cbic.201100659

Enantioselective epoxidation: An artificial metalloenzyme obtained by noncovalent insertion of MnIII‐meso‐tetrakis(para‐carboxyphenyl)porphyrin Mn(TpCPP) into xylanase 10A from Streptomyces lividans as a host protein was able to catalyse the oxidation of para‐methoxystyrene by KHSO5 with a 16 % yield and the best enantioselectivity (80 % in favour of the R isomer) ever reported for an artificial metalloenzyme.


Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Porphyrin
Host protein: Xylanase A (XynA)
Anchoring strategy: Supramolecular
Optimization: ---
Reaction: Epoxidation
Max TON: 21
ee: 80
PDB: ---
Notes: ---

Manganese-Substituted Carbonic Anhydrase as a New Peroxidase

Kazlauskas, R.J.

Chem. - Eur. J. 2006, 12, 1587-1596, 10.1002/chem.200501413

Carbonic anhydrase is a zinc metalloenzyme that catalyzes the hydration of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate. Replacing the active‐site zinc with manganese yielded manganese‐substituted carbonic anhydrase (CA[Mn]), which shows peroxidase activity with a bicarbonate‐dependent mechanism. In the presence of bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide, (CA[Mn]) catalyzed the efficient oxidation of o‐dianisidine with kcat/KM=1.4×106 m−1 s−1, which is comparable to that for horseradish peroxidase, kcat/KM=57×106 m−1 s−1. CA[Mn] also catalyzed the moderately enantioselective epoxidation of olefins to epoxides (E=5 for p‐chlorostyrene) in the presence of an amino‐alcohol buffer, such as N,N‐bis(2‐hydroxyethyl)‐2‐aminoethanesulfonic acid (BES). This enantioselectivity is similar to that for natural heme‐based peroxidases, but has the advantage that CA[Mn] avoids the formation of aldehyde side products. CA[Mn] degrades during the epoxidation limiting the yield of the epoxidations to <12 %. Replacement of active‐site residues Asn62, His64, Asn67, Gln92, or Thr200 with alanine by site‐directed mutagenesis decreased the enantioselectivity demonstrating that the active site controls the enantioselectivity of the epoxidation.


Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Amino acid
Anchoring strategy: Metal substitution
Optimization: Chemical & genetic
Reaction: Epoxidation
Max TON: 22
ee: 67
PDB: ---
Notes: ---

Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Amino acid
Anchoring strategy: Metal substitution
Optimization: Chemical & genetic
Reaction: Epoxidation
Max TON: 9.5
ee: 55
PDB: 4CAC
Notes: PDB ID 4CAC = Structure of Zn containing hCAII

Manganese Terpyridine Artificial Metalloenzymes for Benzylic Oxygenation and Olefin Epoxidation

Lewis, J.C.

Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 4245-4249, 10.1016/j.tet.2014.03.008

New catalysts for non-directed hydrocarbon functionalization have great potential in organic synthesis. We hypothesized that incorporating a Mn-terpyridine cofactor into a protein scaffold would lead to artificial metalloenzymes (ArMs) in which the selectivity of the Mn cofactor could be controlled by the protein scaffold. We designed and synthesized a maleimide-substituted Mn-terpyridine cofactor and demonstrated that this cofactor could be incorporated into two different scaffold proteins to generate the desired ArMs. The structure and reactivity of one of these ArMs was explored, and the broad oxygenation capability of the Mn-terpyridine catalyst was maintained, providing a robust platform for optimization of ArMs for selective hydrocarbon functionalization.


Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Poly-pyridine
Host protein: Nitrobindin (Nb)
Anchoring strategy: Covalent
Optimization: Chemical
Max TON: 19.2
ee: ---
PDB: 3EMM
Notes: ---

Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Poly-pyridine
Host protein: Nitrobindin (Nb)
Anchoring strategy: Covalent
Optimization: Chemical
Reaction: Epoxidation
Max TON: 19.8
ee: ---
PDB: 3EMM
Notes: ---

Oxidation of Organic Molecules in Homogeneous Aqueous Solution Catalyzed by Hybrid Biocatalysts (Based on the Trojan Horse Strategy)

Mahy, J.-P.

Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2010, 21, 1593-1600, 10.1016/j.tetasy.2010.03.050

New anionic metalloporphyrin–estradiol conjugates have been synthesized and fully characterized, and have been further associated to a monoclonal anti-estradiol antibody 7A3, to generate new artificial metalloenzymes following the so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ strategy. The spectroscopic characteristics and dissociation constants of these complexes were similar to those obtained for the artificial metalloproteins obtained by association of cationic metalloporphyrin–estradiol conjugates to 7A3. This demonstrates that the nature of the porphyrin substituents, anionic or cationic, had little influence on the association with the antibody that is mainly driven by the tight association of the estradiol anchor with the binding pocket of the antibody. These new biocatalysts appeared to have an interesting catalytic activity in oxidation reactions. The iron(III)–anionic-porphyrin–estradiol-antibody complexes were found able to catalyze the chemoselective and slightly enantioselective (ee = 10%) sulfoxidation of sulfides by H2O2. The Mn(III)–porphyrin–estradiol-antibody complexes were found to catalyze the oxidation of styrene by KHSO5, the Mn(III)–cationic-porphyrin–estradiol-antibody complexes even showing the highest yields so far reported for the oxidation of styrene catalyzed by artificial metalloproteins. However, a lack of chemoselectivity and enantioselectivity was observed, which was probably due to a weak interaction of the metalloporphyrin cofactor with the binding pocket of antibody 7A3, as suggested by the similar UV–visible characteristics and catalytic activities obtained with both anionic and cationic porphyrins.


Metal: Fe
Ligand type: Porphyrin
Host protein: Antibody 7A3
Anchoring strategy: Supramolecular
Optimization: ---
Reaction: Sulfoxidation
Max TON: 9
ee: 10
PDB: ---
Notes: ---

Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Porphyrin
Host protein: Antibody 7A3
Anchoring strategy: Supramolecular
Optimization: ---
Reaction: Epoxidation
Max TON: 105
ee: ---
PDB: ---
Notes: Imidazole as co-catalyst

Towards the Directed Evolution of Hybrid Catalysts

Reetz, M.T.

Chimia 2002, 56, 721-723, 10.2533/000942902777679920

The first step in applying the recently proposed concept concerning the application of directed evolution to the creation of selective hybrid catalysts is described, specifically the covalent attachment of Mn-salen moieties and of Cu-, Pd-, and Rh-complexes of dipyridine derivatives as well as the implantation of a diphosphine moiety in a protein, future steps being cycles of mutagenesis/screening.


Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Salen
Host protein: Papain (PAP)
Anchoring strategy: Covalent
Optimization: ---
Reaction: Epoxidation
Max TON: ---
ee: < 10
PDB: ---
Notes: ---

Metal: Rh
Ligand type: Dipyridin-2-ylmethane
Host protein: Papain (PAP)
Anchoring strategy: Covalent
Optimization: ---
Reaction: Hydrogenation
Max TON: ---
ee: < 10
PDB: ---
Notes: ---

Transforming Carbonic Anhydrase into Epoxide Synthase by Metal Exchange

Soumillion, P.

ChemBioChem 2006, 7, 1013-1016, 10.1002/cbic.200600127

Enantioselective epoxidation of styrene was observed in the presence of manganese‐containing carbonic anhydrase as catalyst. The probable oxygen‐transfer reagent is peroxymonocarbonate, which has a structural similarity with the hydrogenocarbonate substrate of the natural reaction. Styrene was chosen as the enzyme possesses a small hydrophobic cavity close to the active site.


Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Amino acid
Anchoring strategy: Metal substitution
Optimization: Chemical & genetic
Reaction: Epoxidation
Max TON: 4.1
ee: 52
PDB: ---
Notes: ---

Metal: Mn
Ligand type: Amino acid
Anchoring strategy: Metal substitution
Optimization: Chemical & genetic
Reaction: Epoxidation
Max TON: 10.3
ee: 40
PDB: ---
Notes: ---