We report the metabolomics-driven genome mining of a new cyclic-guanidino incorporating non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) gene cluster and full structure elucidation of its associated hexapeptide product, faulknamycin. Structural studies unveiled that this natural product contained the previously unknown (R,S)-stereoisomer of capreomycidine, D-capreomycidine. Furthermore, heterologous expression of the identified gene cluster successfully reproduces faulknamycin production without an observed homologue of VioD, the pyridoxal phosphate (PLP)dependent enzyme found in all previous L-capreomycidine biosynthesis. An alternative NRPS-dependent pathway for D-capreomycidine biosynthesis is proposed.
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- Molecular Medicine