Modifications of aclacinomycin T by aclacinomycin methyl esterase (RdmC) and aclacinomycin-10-hydroxylase (RdmB) from Streptomyces purpurascens.

@article{Wang2000ModificationsOA,
  title={Modifications of aclacinomycin T by aclacinomycin methyl esterase (RdmC) and aclacinomycin-10-hydroxylase (RdmB) from Streptomyces purpurascens.},
  author={Yulong Wang and Jarmo Niemi and Kalervo Airas and Kristiina Ylihonko and Juha Hakala and Pekka Maentsaelae},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2000},
  volume={1480 1-2},
  pages={191-200}
}
The genes rdmB and rdmC of Streptomyces purpurascens encoding aclacinomycin modifying enzymes RdmB and RdmC were expressed in Streptomyces lividans TK24. In contrast to the earlier suggestion that RdmC may be an esterase that causes the removal of the carbomethoxy group from the 10 position of aclacinomycins, RdmC functions as an aclacinomycin methyl esterase and catalyzes the removal of the methoxy group from the C-15 position of aclacinomycin T producing 15-demethoxyaclacinomycin T. RdmB acts… CONTINUE READING