Directed Evolution of an Amine Oxidase Possessing both Broad Substrate Specificity and High Enantioselectivity

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  • External authors:
  • Reuben Carr
  • Marina Alexeeva
  • Alexis Enright
  • Tom S C Eve
  • Michael J. Dawson


Evolving enzymes: Directed evolution of the amine oxidase from Aspergillus niger, by using (S)-α-methylbenzylamine as the target substrate, resulted in a variant enzyme (Asn336Ser) possessing both broad substrate specificity and high S enantioselectivity towards a wide range of chiral amines (see scheme).

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4807-4810
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2003