Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Consequences of alternative H-bonding: Raman spectra of oxygenated intermediates of Nanodisc-incorporated human CYP17 in the presence of natural substrates (pregnenolone and progesterone) directly confirm that substrate structure effectively alters hydrogen-bonding interactions with the critical Fe–O–O fragment and dictates its predisposition for one of two alternative reaction pathways. Such substrate control has profound physiological implications.
Gregory, Michael; Mak, Piotr J.; Sligar, Stephen G.; and Kincaid, James R., "Differential Hydrogen Bonding in Human CYP17 Dictates Hydroxylation versus Lyase Chemistry" (2013). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 374.