Enantioselective Kinetic Resolution of Racemic Styrene Oxide using Recombinant Marine Fish Epoxide Hydrolase of Mugil cephalus

해양 어류 Mugil cephalus 유래의 에폭사이드 가수분해효소를 이용한 라세믹 styrene oxide의 입체선택적 분할 반응

  • Choi, Sung Hee (Dept. of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Kim, Hee Sook (Dept. of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Lee, Eun Yeol (Dept. Of Chem. Eng., Kyung Hee University)
  • 최성희 (경성대학교 공과대학 식품생명공학과) ;
  • 김희숙 (경성대학교 공과대학 식품생명공학과) ;
  • 이은열 (경희대학교 환경.응용화학대학 화학공학과)
  • Received : 2008.05.08
  • Accepted : 2008.09.16
  • Published : 2008.10.10


The microsomal epoxide hydrolase gene (referred to as mMCEH) of Mugil cephalus was cloned by PCR, and then inserted to pColdI and pET-21b(+) vector, respectively. The recombinant E. coli possessing the recombinant plasmids exhibited the enantioperference toward (R)-styrene oxide. When enantioselective kinetic resolutions were conducted with 20 mM racemic styrene oxide, enantiopure (S)-styrene oxide was obtained with high enantiopurity more than 99% enantiomeric excess (ee) and 24.50% yield by using the recombinant E. coli harboring pET-21b(+)/mMCEH.


epoxide hydrolase;Mugil cephalus;(S)-styrene oxide;enantioselective kinetic resolution


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