IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: brevianamide F prenyltransferase (deoxybrevianamide E-forming)

Reaction: prenyl diphosphate + brevianamide F = diphosphate + deoxybrevianamide E

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Glossary: brevianamide F = (3S,8aS)-3-(1H-indol-3-ylmethyl)hexahydropyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrazine-1,4-dione
deoxybrevianamide E = (3S,8aS)-3-{[2-(2-methylbut-3-en-2-yl)-1H-indol-3-yl]methyl}-octahydropyrrolo[1,2-a]piperazine-1,4-dione

Other name(s): NotF; BrePT; brevianamide F reverse prenyltransferase; dimethylallyl-diphosphate:brevianamide-F tert-dimethylallyl-C-2-transferase

Systematic name: dimethylallyl-diphosphate:brevianamide-F tert-dimethylallyl-C-2-transferase

Comments: The enzyme from the fungus Aspergilus sp. MF297-2 is specific for brevianamide F [1], while the enzyme from Aspergillus versicolor accepts a broad range of trytophan-containing cyclic dipeptides [2]. Involved in the biosynthetic pathways of several indole alkaloids such as paraherquamides and malbrancheamides.

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1. Ding, Y., de Wet, J.R., Cavalcoli, J., Li, S., Greshock, T.J., Miller, K.A., Finefield, J.M., Sunderhaus, J.D., McAfoos, T.J., Tsukamoto, S., Williams, R.M. and Sherman, D.H. Genome-based characterization of two prenylation steps in the assembly of the stephacidin and notoamide anticancer agents in a marine-derived Aspergillus sp. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132 (2010) 12733-12740. [PMID: 20722388]

2. Yin, S., Yu, X., Wang, Q., Liu, X.Q. and Li, S.M. Identification of a brevianamide F reverse prenyltransferase BrePT from Aspergillus versicolor with a broad substrate specificity towards tryptophan-containing cyclic dipeptides. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 97 (2013) 1649-1660. [PMID: 22660767]

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