Sigrid Stockert

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The balhimycin biosynthetic gene cluster of the glycopeptide producer Amycolatopsis balhimycina includes a gene (orf1) with unknown function. orf1 shows high similarity to the mbtH gene from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In almost all nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) biosynthetic gene clusters, we could identify a small mbtH-like gene whose function in(More)
BACKGROUND The genetic engineering of antibiotic-producing Streptomyces strains is an approach that became a successful methodology in developing new natural polyketide derivatives. Glycosyltransferases are important biosynthetic enzymes that link sugar moieties to aglycones, which often derive from polyketides. Biological activity is frequently generated(More)
A 65-kb region of DNA from Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü57, containing genes encoding proteins involved in the biosynthesis of avilamycins, was isolated. The DNA sequence of a 6.4-kb fragment from this region revealed four open reading frames (ORF1 to ORF4), three of which are fully contained within the sequenced fragment. The deduced amino acid(More)
Three different resistance factors from the avilamycin biosynthetic gene cluster of Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü57, which confer avilamycin resistance when expressed in Streptomyces lividans TK66, were isolated. Analysis of the deduced amino acid sequences showed that AviABC1 is similar to a large family of ATP-binding transporter proteins and that(More)
In the balhimycin biosynthesis three oxygenases OxyA, OxyB and OxyC are responsible for the oxidative phenol coupling reactions, which lead to the ring-closures between the aromatic amino acid side chains in the heptapeptide aglycone. These ring-closures constrain the peptide backbone into the cup-shaped conformation that is required for binding to the(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disease characterized by Langerhans cell infiltration of skin and bone, with its most severe form manifested by multifocal infiltration of many organs. The etiology is unknown, although viral infection has been proposed as a potential pathogenic factor. Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), a recently described member of the(More)
BACKGROUND Although herpes simplex virus (HSV) has been detected in the peripheral blood of immunocompromised patients and in neonates with disseminated disease, the extent to which this virus may be present in the blood during a localized infection in otherwise healthy adults is unknown. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether HSV(More)
Although an association between herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection and erythema multiforme (EM) minor has been documented in adults, this has not been reported in the pediatric population. This study assessed the potential role of HSV infection in the pathogenesis of EM minor in children. Erythema multiforme skin lesions from 20 children, aged 1 to 16(More)
The association between infection with HSV and the subsequent development of erythema multiforme is well established, although the role that the virus plays in the pathogenesis of this disorder is not known. HSV DNA has been detected in cutaneous lesions of herpes-associated erythema multiforme (HAEM), and it has been suggested that the tissue damage seen(More)