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A mechanism of benzoic acid biosynthesis in plants and bacteria that mirrors fatty acid beta-oxidation

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Hertweck,  C.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Jarvis,  A. P.
Research Group Mass Spectrometry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Oldham,  N. J.
Research Group Mass Spectrometry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Hertweck, C., Jarvis, A. P., Xiang, L. K., Moore, B. S., & Oldham, N. J. (2001). A mechanism of benzoic acid biosynthesis in plants and bacteria that mirrors fatty acid beta-oxidation. Chembiochem, 2(10), 784-786. doi:10.1002/1439-7633(20011001)2:10<784:AID-CBIC784>3.0.CO;2-K.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-B3D5-E
Abstract
Despite the simple structure and widespread occurrence of benzoic acid, its biosynthesis has resisted complete elucidation. However, recent studies reveal that the conversion of cinnamoyl-CoA into benzoyl-CoA (see scheme; R =Ph) can proceed by a route t