Mechanism of nitrogen regulation of protylonolide biosynthesis in Streptomyces fradiae.


A resting cell system was used to study the sites of inhibition by NH4+ of protylonolide biosynthesis by a blocked mutant, strain 261, of Streptomyces fradiae. With 14C-labeled succinate or valine as an exogenous substrate, labeled protylonolide formation by high-NH4+ grown mycelia of strain 261 was lower than by low-NH4+ grown mycelia. When 14C-labeled… (More)