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Journal of Antibiotics

Jinjin Zhang, Ke Ma, Hongyu Chen, Kai Wang, Weiping Xiong, Li Bao, Hongwei Liu
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May 24, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Maria Falzone, Emmanuel Crespo, Klarissa Jones, Gulaba Khan, Victoria L Korn, Amreen Patel, Mira Patel, Krishnaben Patel, Carrie Perkins, Sana Siddiqui, Drew Stenger, Eileen Yu, Michael Gelber, Robert Scheffler, Vasyl Nayda, Ariela Ravin, Ronica Komal, Jeffrey D Rudolf, Ben Shen, Vincent Gullo, Arnold L Demain
Streptomyces platensis MA7327 is a bacterium producing interesting antibiotics, which act by the novel mechanism of inhibiting fatty acid biosynthesis. The antibiotics produced by this actinomycete are platensimycin and platencin plus some minor related antibiotics. Platensimycin and platencin have activity against antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus; they also lack toxicity in animal models. Platensimycin also has activity against diabetes in a mouse model...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Wei Hong, Jingyang Li, Zhe Chang, Xiaoli Tan, Hao Yang, Yifan Ouyang, Yanhui Yang, Sargit Kaur, Ian C Paterson, Yun Fong Ngeow, Hao Wang
The emergence of drug resistance in bacterial pathogens is a growing clinical problem that poses difficult challenges in patient management. To exacerbate this problem, there is currently a serious lack of antibacterial agents that are designed to target extremely drug-resistant bacterial strains. Here we describe the design, synthesis and antibacterial testing of a series of 40 novel indole core derivatives, which are predicated by molecular modeling to be potential glycosyltransferase inhibitors. Twenty of these derivatives were found to show in vitro inhibition of Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Ke-Yao He, Cheng Zhang, Yi-Ru Duan, Guo-Lei Huang, Chun-Yan Yang, Xing-Rui Lu, Cai-Juan Zheng, Guang-Ying Chen
Two new chlorinated metabolites 4-chloro-1-hydroxy-3-methoxy-6-methyl-8-methoxycarbonyl-xanthen-9-one (1) and 2'-acetoxy-7-chlorocitreorosein (2), together with three known compounds (3-5), were obtained from the EtOAc extract of the endophytic fungus Penicillium citrinum HL-5126 isolated from the mangrove Bruguiera sexangula var. rhynchopetala collected in the South China Sea. Their structures were elucidated by the detailed analysis of comprehensive spectroscopic data. All compounds were evaluated for their antibacterial and topoisomerase I inhibitory activities...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Hiroyasu Onaka
Streptomyces have the potential to produce more than 30 secondary metabolites; however, the expression of most metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters is cryptic or silent. Indeed, the expression of these genes is conditional and dependent on culture conditions. To activate such gene clusters, many methods have been developed. In this review, I describe two activation approaches developed in my laboratory: use of the activation mediator goadsporin and combined-culture. Goadsporin is a chemical substance isolated from Streptomyces sp...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Hossein Naeimi, Asieh Didar, Zahra Rashid, Zohreh Zahraie
In this study, the one-pot four-component reaction of aromatic aldehyde, 2-thiobarbituric acid, ammonium acetate in the presence of a catalytic amount of [H-NMP](+)[HSO4](-) under ultrasonic irradiation in water is reported. In the present procedure, the pyrido[2,3-d:6,5-d']dipyrimidine derivatives were purely produced as valuable products. The process proved to be simple, environmentally friendly, efficient and high to excellent yielding. Moreover, some of the synthetic compounds were investigated and revealed important antimicrobial activity of prepared products...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Olga F Smetanina, Anton N Yurchenko, Elena V Ivanets, Anatoly I Kalinovsky, Yuliya V Khudyakova, Sergey A Dyshlovoy, Gunhild von Amsberg, Ekaterina A Yurchenko, Shamil Sh Afiyatullov
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April 26, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Lyudmila N Lysenkova, Oleg Y Saveljev, Natalya E Grammatikova, Vladimir B Tsvetkov, Olga B Bekker, Valery N Danilenko, Lyubov G Dezhenkova, Eugene E Bykov, Olga A Omelchuk, Alexander M Korolev, Andrey E Shchekotikhin
Although, the structure of oligomycin A (1) was confirmed by spectroscopic and chemical evaluations, some crystallographic data cast doubt on the originally adopted structure of the side 2-hydroxypropyl moiety of this antibiotic. It was suggested that the side chain of the oligomycin is enol-related (2-hydroxy-1-propenyl). To clarify this matter we synthesized and evaluated 33-dehydrooligomycin A (2) prepared by the Kornblum oxidation of 33-O-mesyloligomycin A (3) by dimethyl sulfoxide. NMR data for 33-dehydrooligomycin (2) and results of quantum chemical calculations have shown that this derivative exists in the keto rather than in the enol tautomer 2a...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Mei Zhang, Cheng Long Yang, Yong Sheng Xiao, Bo Zhang, Xin Zhao Deng, L I Yang, Jing Shi, Y I Shuang Wang, Wei Li, Rui Hua Jiao, Ren Xiang Tan, Hui Ming Ge
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April 19, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Gergana A Vandova, Robert V O'Brien, Brian Lowry, Thomas F Robbins, Curt R Fischer, Ronald W Davis, Chaitan Khosla, Colin Jb Harvey, Maureen E Hillenmeyer
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April 12, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Vera Manageiro, Rafael Graça, Eugénia Ferreira, Lurdes Clemente, Richard Bonnet, Manuela Caniça
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April 5, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Abdul Azees Parveez Ahamed, Mohammed Uddin Rasheed, Kalilurrahuman Peer Muhamed Noorani, Nazar Reehana, Subramanian Santhoshkumar, Yousuff Mohamed Mohamed Imran, Naiyf S Alharbi, Chinnathambi Arunachalam, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Mohammad Abdulkader Akbarsha, Nooruddin Thajuddin
Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria pose a big challenge in clinical practices, warranting a new therapeutic strategy. In this study, methanol extract of the marine cyanobacterium Oscillatoria acuminata NTAPC05 was fractionated under bioassay guidance and the fractions were tested against three well-characterized ESBL-producing bacteria Escherichia coli U655, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia B929 and Enterobacter asburiae B938. Out of the four HPLC fractions, fraction 2 showed bactericidal activity against all the three ESBL producers much more efficiently (MIC 100 μg ml(-1)) than the fourth-generation cephalosporin (MIC >125 μg ml(-1))...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Michał Pieczykolan, Bartłomiej Furman, Marek Chmielewski
A formal synthesis of Thienamycin from ethyl (E)-crotonate and a cyclic five-membered nitrone derived from 2-deoxy-d-ribose is described. The synthesis involves 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, cleavage of the N-O bond in the adduct, and intramolecular N-acylation to afford a bicyclic carbapenam skeleton. Subsequent transformations of the five-membered ring substituents provide the title compound.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 5 April 2017; doi:10.1038/ja.2017.44.
April 5, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Mingwei Sun, Xiaotong Chen, Wenjun Li, Chunhua Lu, Yuemao Shen
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April 5, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Jie Wang, Qi-Feng Yao, Muhammad Amin, Xu-Hua Nong, Xiao-Yong Zhang, Shu-Hua Qi
Penicillenols (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2) were isolated from Aspergillus restrictus DFFSCS006, and could differentially inhibit biofilm formation and eradicate pre-developed biofilms of Candida albicans. Their structure-bioactivity relationships suggested that the saturation of hydrocarbon chain at C-8, R-configuration of C-5 and trans-configuration of the double bond between C-5 and C-6 of pyrrolidine-2,4-dione unit were important for their anti-biofilm activities. Penicillenols A2 and B1 slowed the hyphal growth and suppressed the transcripts of hypha specific genes HWP1, ALS1, ALS3, ECE1 and SAP4...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Changyeol Lee, Soonok Kim, Wei Li, Sunghee Bang, Hanna Lee, Hyun-Jung Lee, Eun-Young Noh, Jung-Eun Park, Woo Young Bang, Sang Hee Shim
Endophytes, important plant-associated mycobionts, have attracted a great deal of attention because of their bioactive secondary metabolites. Even though halophytes have been reported to overcome salt stress via associations with their endophytes, few studies have investigated the metabolites produced by the endophytes from halophytes. In this study, a dark septate endophytic fungal strain (JS0464), identified as Gaeumannomyces sp. by ITS sequencing, was isolated from the rhizome of a halophyte, Phragmites communis, in Suncheon bay, South Korea...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Sari Mattila, Pilvi Ruotsalainen, Ville Ojala, Timo Tuononen, Teppo Hiltunen, Matti Jalasvuori
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March 29, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Tatsuya Shirahata, Chieko Ino, Fumi Mizuno, Yoshihisa Asada, Masao Hirotani, George A Petersson, Satoshi Ōmura, Takafumi Yoshikawa, Yoshinori Kobayashi
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March 22, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Juan F Martín, Antonio Rodríguez-García, Paloma Liras
Phosphate limitation is important for production of antibiotics and other secondary metabolites in Streptomyces. Phosphate control is mediated by the two-component system PhoR-PhoP. Following phosphate depletion, PhoP stimulates expression of genes involved in scavenging, transport and mobilization of phosphate, and represses the utilization of nitrogen sources. PhoP reduces expression of genes for aerobic respiration and activates nitrate respiration genes. PhoP activates genes for teichuronic acid formation and reduces expression of genes for phosphate-rich teichoic acid biosynthesis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Atsushi Fukumoto, Yong-Pil Kim, Atsuko Matsumoto, Yoko Takahashi, Makoto Suzuki, Hideyuki Onodera, Hiroshi Tomoda, Hidehito Matsui, Hideaki Hanaki, Masato Iwatsuki, Satoshi Ōmura, Kazuro Shiomi
Screening for circumventors of β-lactam resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) led us to find 17 novel antibiotics, naphthacemycins A1-A11, B1-B4 and C1-C2. The naphthacemycins were isolated from a cultured broth of Streptomyces sp. KB-3346-5 by repeated silica gel column chromatography and HPLC. Naphthacemycins enhanced imipenem activity 100-500 times against MRSA at 0.5 μg ml(-1), and naphthacemycins A4-A11 themselves showed MIC50 values of 1-4 μg ml(-1) against 22 MRSA strains...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
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