Inactivation of the polyketide synthase, 6-methylsalicylic acid synthase, by the specific modification of Cys-204 of the beta-ketoacyl synthase by the fungal mycotoxin cerulenin.

@article{Child1998InactivationOT,
  title={Inactivation of the polyketide synthase, 6-methylsalicylic acid synthase, by the specific modification of Cys-204 of the beta-ketoacyl synthase by the fungal mycotoxin cerulenin.},
  author={C J Child and Peter M. Shoolingin-Jordan},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={330 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={933-7}
}
Cerulenin, [(2S,3R)-2,3-epoxy-4-oxo-7,10-dodecadienoylamide], a mycotoxin produced by Cephalosporium caerulens, irreversibly inactivated 6-methylsalicylic acid synthase from Penicillium patulum. A combination of radiolabelling studies with [3H]cerulenin, proteolytic and chemical digestion and N-terminal sequencing of labelled peptides indicated that the site of cerulenin modification is the highly reactive substrate-binding Cys-204 of the beta-ketoacyl synthase enzyme component. The thiol… CONTINUE READING