Billyana C Tsvetanova

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Tunicamycin is a reversible inhibitor of polyprenol-phosphate: N-acetylhexosamine-1-phosphate translocases and is produced by several Streptomyces species. We have examined tunicamycin biosynthesis, an important but poorly characterized biosynthetic pathway. Biosynthetic precursors have been identified by incorporating radioactive and stable isotopes, and(More)
Several Streptomyces and Clavibacter species produce a family of tunicamycin-like antibiotics (tunicamycins, streptovirudins, corynetoxins, etc.) that inhibit the polyprenol-P:N-acetylhexosamine-1-P translocase family, thus blocking both bacterial cell wall biosynthesis and eukaryotic protein N-glycosylation. The mechanisms of biosynthesis and resistance to(More)
Tunicamycins are nucleotide sugar analogs produced by several Streptomyces species. In eukaryotes, tunicamycins inhibit UDP-N-acetylglucosamine: dolichol phosphate GlcNAc-1-P transferase (GPT) that catalyzes the first step in protein glycosylation. In bacteria they inhibit UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-pentapeptide: undecaprenol phosphate MurNAc-pentapeptide-1-P(More)
Tunicamycins are nucleotide sugar analogs produced by several Streptomyces species. In eukaryotes, tunicamycins inhibit UDP-N-acetylglucosamine: dolichol phosphate GlcNAc-1-P transferase (GPT) that catalyzes the first step in protein glycosylation. In bacteria they inhibit UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-pentapeptide: undecaprenol phosphate MurNAc-pentapeptide-1-P(More)
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