Dolan, JP, Cosgrove, SC and Miller, GJ (2022) Biocatalytic Approaches to Building Blocks for Enzymatic and Chemical Glycan Synthesis. JACS Au, 3 (1). pp. 47-61. ISSN 2691-3704

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While the field of biocatalysis has bloomed over the past 20–30 years, advances in the understanding and improvement of carbohydrate-active enzymes, in particular, the sugar nucleotides involved in glycan building block biosynthesis, have progressed relatively more slowly. This perspective highlights the need for further insight into substrate promiscuity and the use of biocatalysis fundamentals (rational design, directed evolution, immobilization) to expand substrate scopes toward such carbohydrate building block syntheses and/or to improve enzyme stability, kinetics, or turnover. Further, it explores the growing premise of using biocatalysis to provide simple, cost-effective access to stereochemically defined carbohydrate materials, which can undergo late-stage chemical functionalization or automated glycan synthesis/polymerization.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: biocatalysis, chemoenzymatic synthesis, enzymes, glycan, sugar nucleotide, glycobiology, carbohydrate
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2022 11:10
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2023 11:16

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