An adenosine triphosphate-dependent carbamoylphosphate--3-hydroxymethylcephem O-carbamoyltransferase from Streptomyces clavuligerus.

Cell-free supernatants from cells of Streptomyces clavuligerus (N.R.R.L. 3585), which are actively synthesizing cephamycin C, transfer a carbamoyl group from carbamoylphosphate to a 3-hydroxymethylceph-3-em-4-carboxylic acid nucleus to form a 3-carbamoyloxymethylcephem. This reaction was stimulated by nucleoside triphosphates and by a mixture of Mn2+ and… CONTINUE READING