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Identification of the gene encoding an N-acetylpuromycin N-acetylhydrolase in the puromycin biosynthetic gene cluster from Streptomyces alboniger.

By R A Lacalle, J A Tercero, J Vara and A Jimenez


The biologically inactive compound N-acetylpuromycin is the last intermediate of the puromycin antibiotic biosynthetic pathway in Streptomyces alboniger. Culture filtrates from either this organism or Streptomyces lividans transformants harboring the puromycin biosynthetic gene cluster cloned in low-copy-number cosmids contained an enzymic activity which hydrolyzes N-acetylpuromycin to produce the active antibiotic. A gene encoding the deacetylase enzyme was located at one end of this cluster, subcloned in a 2.5-kb DNA fragment, and expressed from a high-copy-number plasmid in S. lividans

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1993
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:206894
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