Horsman G* and Zechel DL*. Phosphonate Biochemistry. Chem. Rev. 2016, in press online.
I’m very excited about this joint effort with Geoff Horsman (Wilfrid Laurier U.). This is an invited review on the biosynthesis and catabolism of phosphonate natural products that will be part of a special thematic issue on “Unusual Enzymology in Natural Products Biosynthesis”, edited by Wilfred van der Donk (U. Illinois). One doesn’t need to look hard to find strange enzymes in the world of phosphonates!