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The gene pkwA coding for a typical WD-repeat protein was found in the chromosome of the bacterium Thermomonospora curvata CCM 3352. Until now WD-repeat proteins were through to be confined to eukaryotes.
A second NAD-dependent valine dehydrogenase (VDH) of Streptomyces fradiae was detected and purified to homogeneity by affinity chromatography on Reactive-Blue 2 Sepharose followed by gel filtration and Mono Q fast protein liquid chromatography. The relative molecular masses of the native enzyme and its subunits were determined to be 80,000 and 41,000,… (More)
This review aims at comparing some historical data with the current situation in the study of biogenesis of natural compounds, antibiotics in the first place. Biogenesis of tetracyclines and cycloheximide and related compounds serves as example. Examples of molecular biological and bioinformatics methods used in the study of antibiotic biogenesis are… (More)
Coumermycin A1 is an aminocoumarin antibiotic produced by Streptomyces rishiriensis. It exhibits potent antibacterial and anticancer activity. The coumermycin A1 molecule contains two terminal 5-methyl-pyrrole-2-carboxylic acid moieties and one central 3-methylpyrrole-2,4-dicarboxylic acid moiety (CPM). While the biosynthesis of the terminal moieties has… (More)
The gene lmbB2 of the lincomycin biosynthetic gene cluster of Streptomyces lincolnensis ATCC 25466 was shown to code for an unusual tyrosine hydroxylating enzyme involved in the biosynthetic pathway of this clinically important antibiotic. LmbB2 was expressed in Escherichia coli, purified near to homogeneity and shown to convert tyrosine to… (More)