A glutamic acid 3‐methyltransferase encoded by an accessory gene locus important for daptomycin biosynthesis in Streptomyces roseosporus

@article{Nguyen2006AGA,
  title={A glutamic acid 3‐methyltransferase encoded by an accessory gene locus important for daptomycin biosynthesis in Streptomyces roseosporus},
  author={Kien trung Nguyen and David A. Kau and Jian-Qiao Gu and P. Dilkes Brian and Stephen K. Wrigley and Richard H. Baltz and Vivian P. W. Miao},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={61}
}
In many peptide antibiotics, modified amino acids are important for biological activity. The amino acid 3‐methyl‐glutamic acid (3mGlu) has been found only in three cyclic lipopeptide antibiotics: daptomycin and the A21978C family produced by Streptomyces roseosporus, calcium‐dependent antibiotic produced by Streptomyces coelicolor and A54145 produced by Streptomyces fradiae. We studied the non‐ribosomal peptide synthetase genes involved in A21978C biosynthesis and the downstream genes, dptG… 

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