Application of tandem biotransformation for biosynthesis of new pentacyclic triterpenoid derivatives with neuroprotective effect

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  • Shao-Hua Xu
  • Hai-lan Chen
  • Fan, Yong
  • Wei Xu
  • Jian Zhang

Tandem whole-cell biotransformation was applied successfully to deliver novel pentacyclic triterpenoid derivatives for the first time. In this process, the starting substrate oleanolic acid (1) was biotransformed into a hydroxylated metabolite 1a by Rhizopus chinensis CICC 40335 and then was further glycosylated to 1b by Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633. Moreover, metabolite 1a was furtherly oxidized by Streptomyces griseus ATCC 13273 and generated two new derivatives as 1c and 1d. To validate the feasibility, tandem biotransformation of 18 beta-glycyrrhetinic acid (2) by R. chinensis and B. subtilis was also conducted and offered a glycosylated derivative (2c). Finally, the neuroprotective effects of the derivatives were assessed on neural injury PC12 cell model induced by cobalt chloride.

TidsskriftBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Udgave nummer4
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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