Microbial transformation of trichostatin A to 2,3-dihydrotrichostatin A

Je Won Park, Sung Ryeol Park, Ah Reum Han, Yeon Hee Ban, Young Ji Yoo, Eun Ji Kim, Eunji Kim, Yeo Joon Yoon

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A new reduced hydroxamate, 2,3-dihydrotrichostatin A, was created from trichostatin A by employing a recombinant strain of Streptomyces venezuelae as a microbial catalyst. Compared with trichostatin A, 2,3-dihydrotrichostatin A showed similar antifungal activity against Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but, interestingly, approximately twice the cytostatic activity against human small-cell lung cancer cells. The production of 2,3-dihydrotrichostatin A via microbial biotransformation demonstrates that the regiospecific and substrate-flexible hydrogenation by S. venezuelae provides a new approach for creating natural product analogues with improved bioactive properties. (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272-1274
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 27
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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