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Daryl Knight and VitaleTherapeutics, Inc.
Proposed Mechanism for the Biosynthesis of VitaleTheine
Indirect evidence suggests that 4'-phosphopantetheine, its sulfenic acid,
and vitaletheine and its corresponding sulfenic acid and disulfide may
all occur on the monooxygenase. Vitaletheine can be formed from 4'-phosphopantetheine
through the following mechanism: