Enzymatic Synthesis of Uridine 5′-Diphosphoglucuronic Acid on a Gram Scale

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A practical route to uridine 5′-diphosphoglucuronic acid (UDP-GlcUA) from uridine 5′-diphosphoglucose (UDP-Glc) on a 1-g scale has been developed using uridine 5′-diphosphoglucose dehydrogenase (UDP-Glc DH, EC from bovine liver. Crude UDP-Glc dehydrogenase was isolated from beef liver (450 units from 2.4 kg of frozen liver). Commercially available UDP-Glc dehydrogenase as well as a preparation from calf liver acetone powder were also evaluated as catalysts for large-scale production of UDP-GlcUA: both preparations exhibited too little activity to be synthetically useful. A platinum-catalyzed oxygen oxidation of UDP-Glc was also examined as a possible route to UDP-GlcUA: enzymatic oxidation was superior. These results establish a route to another of the important activated monosaccharides required for cell-free enzymatic syntheses of mammalian oligo- and polysaccharides. © 1991, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Toone, EJ; Simon, ES; Whitesides, GM

Published Date

  • September 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 5603 - 5606

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6904

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3263

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/jo00019a026

Citation Source

  • Scopus