The enantiopure (1S, 2S)-cis-dihydrodiol metabolites 2B-5B have been obtained in low yield from the corresponding monosubstituted halobenzene substrates 2A-5A, using a wild-type strain of Pseudomonas putida (ML2) containing benzene dioxygenase (BDO). Benzene cis-dihydrodiol dehydrogenase (BCD) from P. putida ML2 and naphthalene cis-dihydrodiol dehydrogenase (NCD) from P. putida 8859 were purified and used in a comparative study of the stereoselective biotransformation of cis-dihydrodiol enantiomers 2B-5B. The BCD and NCD enzymes were found to accept cis-dihydrodiol enantiomers of monosubstituted benzene cis-dihydrodiol substrates 2B-5B of opposite absolute configuration. The acyclic alkene 1,2-diols 10-17 were also found to be acceptable substrates for BCD.
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