D-Alanyl-D-lactate and D-alanyl-D-alanine synthesis by D-alanyl-D-alanine ligase from vancomycin-resistant Leuconostoc mesenteroides. Effects of a phenylalanine 261 to tyrosine mutation.

@article{Park1997DAlanylDlactateAD,
  title={D-Alanyl-D-lactate and D-alanyl-D-alanine synthesis by D-alanyl-D-alanine ligase from vancomycin-resistant Leuconostoc mesenteroides. Effects of a phenylalanine 261 to tyrosine mutation.},
  author={In Suk Park and Christopher T Walsh},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={272 14},
  pages={9210-4}
}
The Gram-positive bacterium Leuconostoc mesenteroides, ATCC 8293, is intrinsically resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. This phenotype correlates with substitution of D-Ala-D-lactate (D-Ala-D-Lac) termini for D-Ala-D-Ala termini in peptidoglycan intermediates in which the depsipeptide has much lower affinity than the dipeptide for vancomycin binding. Overproduction of the L. mesenteroides D-Ala-D-Ala ligase (LmDdl) 2 in E. coli and its purification to approximately 90% homogeneity allow… CONTINUE READING

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