Melanie Wittmann

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Daptomycin and A21987C antibiotics are branched, cyclic, nonribosomally assembled acidic lipodepsipeptides produced by Streptomyces roseosporus. The antibacterial activity of daptomycin against gram-positive bacteria strongly depends on the nature of the N-terminal fatty acid moiety. Two genes, dptE and dptF, localized upstream of the daptomycin(More)
Although the N-terminally attached fatty acids are key structural elements of nonribosomally assembled lipopeptide antibiotics, little is known about the mechanism of lipid transfer during the initial step of biosynthesis. In this study, we investigated the activity of the dissected initiation module (C-A(Glu)-PCP) of surfactin synthetase SrfAA in vitro to(More)
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