The Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Cyanobactin Pathways: Enabling Combinatorial Biosynthesis

Wenjia Gu, Shi Hui Dong, Snigdha Sarkar, Satish K Nair, Eric W. Schmidt

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Abstract

Cyanobactin biosynthetic enzymes have exceptional versatility in the synthesis of natural and unnatural products. Cyanobactins are ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides synthesized by multistep pathways involving a broad suite of enzymes, including heterocyclases/cyclodehydratases, macrocyclases, proteases, prenyltransferases, methyltransferases, and others. Here, we describe the enzymology and structural biology of cyanobactin biosynthetic enzymes, aiming at the twin goals of understanding biochemical mechanisms and biosynthetic plasticity. We highlight how this common suite of enzymes may be utilized to generate a large array or structurally and chemically diverse compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Enzymology
EditorsBradley S. Moore
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Pages113-163
Number of pages51
ISBN (Print)9780128139592
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Enzymology
Volume604
ISSN (Print)0076-6879
ISSN (Electronic)1557-7988

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Biochemistry
Biosynthesis
Enzymes
Dimethylallyltranstransferase
Methyltransferases
Plasticity
Peptide Hydrolases
Peptides

Keywords

  • Combinatorial biosynthesis
  • Cyanobactins
  • Cyclic peptide
  • Natural products
  • RiPP biosynthesis
  • Synthetic biology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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Gu, W., Dong, S. H., Sarkar, S., Nair, S. K., & Schmidt, E. W. (2018). The Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Cyanobactin Pathways: Enabling Combinatorial Biosynthesis. In B. S. Moore (Ed.), Methods in Enzymology (pp. 113-163). (Methods in Enzymology; Vol. 604). Academic Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.mie.2018.03.002

The Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Cyanobactin Pathways : Enabling Combinatorial Biosynthesis. / Gu, Wenjia; Dong, Shi Hui; Sarkar, Snigdha; Nair, Satish K; Schmidt, Eric W.

Methods in Enzymology. ed. / Bradley S. Moore. Academic Press Inc., 2018. p. 113-163 (Methods in Enzymology; Vol. 604).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Gu, W, Dong, SH, Sarkar, S, Nair, SK & Schmidt, EW 2018, The Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Cyanobactin Pathways: Enabling Combinatorial Biosynthesis. in BS Moore (ed.), Methods in Enzymology. Methods in Enzymology, vol. 604, Academic Press Inc., pp. 113-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.mie.2018.03.002
Gu W, Dong SH, Sarkar S, Nair SK, Schmidt EW. The Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Cyanobactin Pathways: Enabling Combinatorial Biosynthesis. In Moore BS, editor, Methods in Enzymology. Academic Press Inc. 2018. p. 113-163. (Methods in Enzymology). https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.mie.2018.03.002
Gu, Wenjia ; Dong, Shi Hui ; Sarkar, Snigdha ; Nair, Satish K ; Schmidt, Eric W. / The Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Cyanobactin Pathways : Enabling Combinatorial Biosynthesis. Methods in Enzymology. editor / Bradley S. Moore. Academic Press Inc., 2018. pp. 113-163 (Methods in Enzymology).
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