Antibiotic biosynthesis: from natural to unnatural compounds

@article{Floss2001AntibioticBF,
  title={Antibiotic biosynthesis: from natural to unnatural compounds},
  author={H. Floss},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={183-194}
}
  • H. Floss
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
The evolution of the field of biosynthesis from the unravelling of the mode of formation of natural products to the use of such knowledge to create new compounds is reviewed using examples from the author's laboratory. The discussion focuses on the mode of operation of type II (spore pigment PKS) and type I (rifamycin PKS) polyketide synthases and their diversion to generate unnatural products, and on the genetics and biochemistry of deoxysugar formation in granaticin biosynthesis as a… Expand
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