Daniel Zabala

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Mithramycin (MTM) is a polyketide antitumor compound produced by Streptomyces argillaceus constituted by a tricyclic aglycone with two aliphatic side chains, a trisaccharide and a disaccharide chain. The biosynthesis of the polyketide aglycone is initiated by the condensation of ten malonyl-CoA units to render a carbon chain that is modified to a(More)
The mithramycin biosynthesis gene cluster of Streptomyces argillaceus ATCC 12956 contains 34 ORFs and includes two putative regulatory genes (mtmR and mtrY), which encode proteins of the SARP (Streptomyces antibiotic regulatory protein) and PadR transcriptional regulator families, respectively. MtmR was proposed to behave as a positive regulator of(More)
Genome mining of the mithramycin producer Streptomyces argillaceus ATCC 12956 revealed 31 gene clusters for the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, and allowed to predict the encoded products for 11 of these clusters. Cluster 18 (renamed cluster arp) corresponded to a type I polyketide gene cluster related to the previously described coelimycin P1 and(More)
Actinomycetes, mainly Streptomyces, are the most important group of bacteria as producers of bioactive compounds such as antibiotics or antitumor compounds. However, production yields by native strains are usually rather low and development programs for increasing yields are generally required. Thus, pharmaceutical companies have carried out large programs(More)
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