Enediyne

Enediynes are a class of bacterial natural products characterized by either nine- and ten-membered rings containing two triple bonds separated by a double bond. Many of these compounds are capable of undergoing Bergman cyclization. The resulting diradical, a 1,4-dehydrobenzene derivative, is capable of abstracting hydrogen atoms from the sugar bac...
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Enediyne

Enediyne: A very potent and naturally occurring antibiotic that acts by cleaving DNA. The adverse effects of enediynes on cells include mutagenicity (increase mutation), halting mitois (cell division) by arresting the cell cycle, and inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death). Enediynes were first isolated in the 1960s by the fermentation of microb...
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