Mechanism of EC
chorismate synthase

The mechanism below rationalizes the reaction mechanism, see:

1. Bornemann, S., Theoclitou, M.E., Brune, M., Webb, M.R., Thorneley, R.N. and Abell, C. A secondary β deuterium kinetic isotope effect in the chorismate synthase reaction. Bioorg. Chem. 28 (2000) 191-204. [PMID: 11034781]

2. Osborne, A., Thorneley, R.N., Abell, C. and Bornemann, S. Studies with substrate and cofactor analogues provide evidence for a radical mechanism in the chorismate synthase reaction. J. Biol. Chem. 275 (2000) 35825-35830. [PMID: 10956653]

3. Bornemann, S., Lowe, D.J. and Thorneley, R.N. The transient kinetics of Escherichia coli chorismate synthase: substrate consumption, product formation, phosphate dissociation, and characterization of a flavin intermediate. Biochemistry 35 (1996) 9907-9916. [PMID: 8703965]

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