Dana Ulanová

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In the biosynthesis of lincosamide antibiotics lincomycin and celesticetin, the amino acid and amino sugar units are linked by an amide bond. The respective condensing enzyme lincosamide synthetase (LS) is expected to be an unusual system combining nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) components with so far unknown amino sugar related activities. The(More)
A cosmid bearing an insert of 38 217 bp covering the gene cluster and its flanking regions of type strain Streptomyces lincolnensis ATCC 25466 was sequenced. Two relatively extensive sequence changes and several hundred point mutations were identified if compared with the previously published sequence of the lincomycin (Lin) industrial strain S.(More)
TheBacillus subtilis L-42 mutant strain, which displays limited growth and inability to cope with hyperosmotic shock in a defined medium with a K+ concentration of <1 mmol/L, was isolated by non-specific transposon insertional mutagenesis followed by an enrichment selection in media with K+ concentration <0.5 mmol/L. The growth rate (as the main(More)
The obligate marine actinobacterium Salinispora arenicola was successfully cultured from temperate sediments of the Pacific Ocean (Tosa Bay, offshore Kochi Prefecture, Japan) with the highest latitude of 33°N ever reported for this genus. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the Tosa Bay strains are of the same phylotype as the type strain S. arenicola(More)
A fingerprinting method for chemical screening of microbial metabolites, potential antibiotics, in spent cultivation broths is described. The method is based on high-throughput ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) separation with UV detection (photodiode array detector). Thirteen antibiotic standards and four cultivation broths were used for(More)
Subseafloor sediments present an untapped source of novel bacterial species with industrially important bioactivities. Subseafloor core samples collected during the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expeditions 315, 316, and 331 and stored in Kochi Core Center at −80 °C for 1 to 4 years were used for cultivation-based study of viable actinomycetes. In(More)
The lincomycin biosynthetic gene lmbX was deleted in Streptomyces lincolnensis ATCC 25466, and deletion of this gene led to abolition of lincomycin production. The results of complementation experiments proved the blockage in the biosynthesis of lincomycin precursor 4-propyl-L-proline. Feeding this mutant strain with precursor derivatives resulted in(More)
The SAV3339 (SdrA) protein of Streptomyces avermitilis, a member of the DeoR family of regulators, was assessed to determine its in vivo function by gene knockdown through the use of cis-encoded noncoding RNA and knockout of the sdrA gene. These analyses revealed that SdrA represents another class of Streptomyces regulator that controls morphological(More)
A linear polyketide, amphirionin-4 (1), has been isolated from cultivated algal cells of the marine dinoflagellate Amphidinium species. The structure was elucidated on the basis of detailed analyses of 1D and 2D NMR data, and the absolute configurations of C-4 and C-8 were determined using the modified Mosher's method. Amphirionin-4 (1) exhibited extremely(More)
Bacteria belonging to the Streptomyces genus are characterized by a complex life cycle and the production of many bioactive secondary metabolites. Trace metals play an important role in streptomycete metabolism and development, however, their mechanism of action is not fully understood. In this review, we summarize the present knowledge on metallosensing(More)