Flavin-dependent halogenase (IPR006905)

Short name: Flavin_halogenase

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


This family consists of tryptophan halogenases from bacteria and related halogenases from eukaryotes such as fungi and Dictyostelium [PMID: 20231486].

The bacterial flavin-dependent tryptophan halogenase PrnA catalyses the chlorination of tryptophan to form 7-chlorotryptophan [PMID: 16195462].

The halogenase gsfI of Penicillium aethiopicum is required for the biosynthesis of the antifungal griseofulvin, a drug used to treat dermatophyte infections. Halogenase gsfI chlorinates the intermediate compound griseophenone C to former another intermediate, griseophenone B [PMID: 23978092]. Sulochrin halogenase from Aspergillus terreus converts sulochrin to dihydrogeodin, a step in the biosynthesis of geodin [PMID: 24009710].

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