Jürgen J. May

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Bacillus subtilis was reported to produce the catecholic siderophore itoic acid (2,3-dihydroxybenzoate (DHB)-glycine) in response to iron deprivation. However, by inspecting the DNA sequences of the genes dhbE, dhbB, and dhbF as annotated by the B. subtilis genome project to encode the synthetase complex for the siderophore assembly, various sequence errors(More)
Upon iron limitation, Bacillus subtilis secretes the catecholic trilactone (2,3-dihydroxybenzoate-glycine-threonine)3 siderophore bacillibactin (BB) for ferric iron scavenging. Here, we show that ferri-BB uptake is mediated by the FeuABC transporter and that YuiI, a novel trilactone hydrolase, catalyses ferri-BB hydrolysis leading to cytosolic iron release.(More)
Structure of the adenylation domain DltA 1 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF DLTA: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE REACTION MECHANISM OF NON-RIBOSOMAL PEPTIDE SYNTHETASE (NRPS) ADENYLATION DOMAINS* Huma Yonus, Piotr Neumann, Stephan Zimmermann, Jürgen J. May, Mohamed A. Marahiel and Milton T. Stubbs From the Institut für Biochemie und Biotechnologie, Martin-Luther-Universität(More)
DltA, the D-alanine:D-alanyl carrier protein ligase responsible for the initial step of lipoteichoic acid D-alanylation in Gram-positive bacteria, belongs to the adenylation domain superfamily, which also includes acetyl-CoA synthetase and the adenylation domains of non-ribosomal synthetases. The two-step reaction catalyzed by these enzymes (substrate(More)
The surface charge as well as the electrochemical properties and ligand binding abilities of the Gram-positive cell wall is controlled by the D-alanylation of the lipoteichoic acid. The incorporation of D-Ala into lipoteichoic acid requires the D-alanine:D-alanyl carrier protein ligase (DltA) and the carrier protein (DltC). We have heterologously expressed,(More)
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