RODRIGUEZ TALOU Julian
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Biotransformation using recombinant microorganisms as a strategy for the production of pharmaceutical compounds
CARDILLO AB; RODRIGUEZ TALOU J; GIULIETTI AM
Workshop; VII Workshop on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations -1 Simposio Latinoamericano de Biocatálisis y Biotransformaciones; 2014
Hyoscyamine, 6B-hydroxyhyoscyamine and scopolamine are tropane alkaloids that were traditionally applied in medicine according to their anticholinergic activity. Hyoscyamine is converted by Hyoscyamine-6b-hydroxylase (H6H) into the most valuable alkaloids, 6B-hydroxyhyoscyamine and scopolamine. Nowadays, these bioactive compounds are obtained from producer plants due to the cost and complexity of their chemical synthesis. For this reason, its production by biotransformation is an attractive strategy for the pharmaceutical industry. In this work we explored the production of tropane alkaloids using recombinant yeast and bacteria harboring the H6H enzyme as biocatalyst.