Antibiotics synthesized by posttranslational modification.

  title={Antibiotics synthesized by posttranslational modification.},
  author={J. Norman Hansen},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
Peptides that have antimicrobial activity are synthesized by many prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Antimicrobial peptides commonly contain unusual amino acids that contribute to their properties and functions. Although bacteria synthesize most of these peptides by nonribosomal mechanisms, this review focuses on those that are synthesized by pathways… CONTINUE READING