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Proposed scheme showing the catalytic role of pyruvate in the reaction with MW01 (1).

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posted on 18.04.2019, 17:37 by Mahtab Waseem, Jason Q. L. Williams, Arumugam Thangavel, Patrick C. Still, Patrick Ymele-Leki

Only in the presence of pyruvate does the methylene (δ 5.71, 2H, s) undergo abstraction resulting in proposed blue pigment 2.