Post-translational modification of heterologously expressed Streptomyces type II polyketide synthase acyl carrier proteins.


Expression in Escherichia coli of Streptomyces acyl carrier proteins (ACPs) associated with polyketide biosynthesis using the pT7-7 expression system of Tabor and Richardson led to the production predominantly of inactive apo-proteins lacking the 4'-phosphopantetheinyl prosthetic group essential for polyketide synthase activity. Modification of growth… (More)