Efficient One-Pot Enzymatic Synthesis of Dephospho Coenzyme A
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dephospho coenzyme A (depCoA) is the last intermediate for CoA biosynthesis, and it can be used as a transcription initiator to prepare CoA-linked RNA by in vitro transcription. However, commercially available depCoA is expensive. We hereby describe a simple and efficient enzymatic synthesis of depCoA in a single-step from commercially available and inexpensive oxidized pantethine (Ox-Pan) and ATP. A plasmid (pCoaDAa) was constructed to co-express and co-purify two enzymes pantothenate kinase (PanK/coaA) and phosphopantetheine adenylyltransferase (PPAT/coaD). Starting from Ox-Pan and ATP, two different synthetic routes of one-pot reaction catalyzed by PanK and PPAT, followed by a simple column purification step, afforded depCoA and its oxidized dimer (Ox-depCoA) with high yields and purity. The simplicity and low cost of our method should make depCoA easily accessible to a broad scientific community, and promote research on CoA-related areas in biology and biomedicine.
(2018). Efficient One-Pot Enzymatic Synthesis of Dephospho Coenzyme A. Bioorganic Chemistry, 76, 23-27.
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