Occurrence, functions and biosynthesis of polyamides in microorganisms and biotechnological production

@article{OppermannSanio2001OccurrenceFA,
  title={Occurrence, functions and biosynthesis of polyamides in microorganisms and biotechnological production},
  author={Fred Bernd Oppermann-Sanio and Alexander Steinb{\"u}chel},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2001},
  volume={89},
  pages={11-22}
}
Microorganisms are able to synthesize three different polyamides by enzymatic processes independently from ribosomal protein biosynthesis: poly(γ-D-glutamic acid), poly(ε-L-lysine) and multi-L-arginyl-poly(L-aspartic acid) which is also referred to as cyanophycin. These polyamides, which occur mainly in Bacillus spp. (and only a few other eubacteria and the nematocysts of Cnidaria, in Streptomyces albulus or in cyanobacteria, respectively), have recently attracted considerable interest of the… CONTINUE READING

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