The biosynthetic pathway of brassicicenes, derived from the phytopathogen Pseudocercospora fijiensis, was fully reconstituted. Heterologous expression of the eight genes highly expressed in infected leaf tissues generated a new brassicicene derivative as a final product. Together with the characterization of P450 from Alternaria brassicicola, a late stage of the biosynthetic pathway, which generates remarkable structural diversity, has been proposed. Notably, a unique P450 that converts 3 to the structurally distinct 4 and 6 was identified.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry