A Defined and Flexible Pocket Explains Aryl Substrate Promiscuity by the Cahuitamycin Starter Unit Activating Enzyme CahJ.


Cahuitamycins are biofilm inhibitors biosynthesized by a convergent NRPS pathway. Previous genetic analysis indicated that a discrete enzyme, CahJ, serves as a gatekeeper for cahuitamycin structural diversification. Herein, the CahJ protein was probed structurally, functionally and through mutasynthesis. This analysis enabled production of a new… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201800233