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Biochemistry

Unexpected role for vitamin B2

An enzyme has been found that alters the molecular structure of vitamin B2, adding a fourth ring to its existing three-ring system. The product catalyses new types of chemistry in concert with certain other enzymes. See Letters p.497 & p.502

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Figure 1: Prenylated riboflavin.

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Clarke, C., Allan, C. Unexpected role for vitamin B2. Nature 522, 427–428 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14536

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