Karsten Altena

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The biosynthetic gene cluster (12.3 kb) of mersacidin, a lanthionine-containing antimicrobial peptide, is located on the chromosome of the producer, Bacillus sp. strain HIL Y-85,54728 in a region that corresponds to 348 degrees on the chromosome of Bacillus subtilis 168. It consists of 10 open reading frames and contains, in addition to the previously(More)
The lantibiotic mersacidin inhibits peptidoglycan biosynthesis by binding to the peptidoglycan precursor lipid II. Mersacidin contains an unsaturated thioether bridge, which is proposed to be synthesized by posttranslational modifications of threonine residue +15 and the COOH-terminal cysteine residue of the mersacidin precursor peptide MrsA. We show that(More)
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