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Regio- and Stereoselective Hydroxylation of Terpenes

06.05.2010
A new enzyme of the family of cyto-chrome p450 was found which is able hydoxylates terpene at the 15beta-position, like progesterone or testosterone, in a stereo-selective way.

The enzyme features a high specify therefore a region- and stereospecifiy chemical reaction is obtained. The hydroxylation of difficulty accessible atoms are feasible due to the catalytically character of the enzyme.

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