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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936128/crystal-structure-of-the-streptomyces-coelicolor-sortase-e1-transpeptidase-provides-insight-into-the-binding-mode-of-the-novel-class-e-sorting-signal
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Michele D Kattke, Albert H Chan, Andrew Duong, Danielle L Sexton, Michael R Sawaya, Duilio Cascio, Marie A Elliot, Robert T Clubb
Many species of Gram-positive bacteria use sortase transpeptidases to covalently affix proteins to their cell wall or to assemble pili. Sortase-displayed proteins perform critical and diverse functions for cell survival, including cell adhesion, nutrient acquisition, and morphological development, among others. Based on their amino acid sequences, there are at least six types of sortases (class A to F enzymes); however, class E enzymes have not been extensively studied. Class E sortases are used by soil and freshwater-dwelling Actinobacteria to display proteins that contain a non-canonical LAXTG sorting signal, which differs from 90% of known sorting signals by substitution of alanine for proline...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934498/naphthoquinone-oxindole-alkaloids-coprisidins-a-and-b-from-a-gut-associated-bacterium-in-the-dung-beetle-copris-tripartitus
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Soohyun Um, Duc-Hiep Bach, Bora Shin, Chan-Hong Ahn, Seong-Hwan Kim, Hea-Son Bang, Ki-Bong Oh, Sang Kook Lee, Jongheon Shin, Dong-Chan Oh
Coprisidins A and B (1 and 2) were isolated from a gut-associated Streptomyces sp. in the dung beetle Copris tripartitus. Using a combination of spectroscopic techniques, the structures of the compounds were determined to be the first examples of natural naphthoquinone-oxindole alkaloids. Coprisidin A was found to inhibit the action of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, and coprisidin B showed activity for the induction of NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1.
November 18, 2016: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933799/substitution-of-a-single-amino-acid-reverses-the-regiospecificity-of-the-baeyer-villiger-monooxygenase-pnte-in-the-biosynthesis-of-the-antibiotic-pentalenolactone
#3
Ke Chen, Shiwen Wu, Lu Zhu, Chengde Zhang, Wensheng Xiang, Zixin Deng, Haruo Ikeda, David E Cane, Dongqing Zhu
In the biosynthesis of pentalenolactone (1), PenE and PntE, orthologous proteins from Streptomyces exfoliatus and S. arenae, respectively, catalyze the flavin-dependent Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of 1-deoxy-11-oxopentalenic acid (4) to the lactone pentalenolactone D (5), in which the less-substituted methylene carbon has migrated. By contrast, the paralogous PtlE enzyme from S. avermitilis catalyzes the oxidation of 4 to neopentalenolactone D (6), in which the more substituted methane substitution has undergone migration...
December 6, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932645/complete-genome-sequences-of-the-endophytic-streptomyces-strains-en16-en23-and-en27-isolated-from-wheat-plants
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Christopher M M Franco, Ricardo Araujo, Eric Adetutu, Shanan S Tobe, Sandeep Mallya, Bobby Paul, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
The complete genome sequences of three endophytic Streptomyces species were compared. Strains EN16, EN23, and EN27 were isolated from surface-sterilized roots of wheat plants from South Australia. In field trials, these strains are effective in suppressing fungal root diseases of wheat when added as spore coatings to wheat seed.
December 8, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930707/native-phytoremediation-potential-of-urtica-dioica-for-removal-of-pcbs-and-heavy-metals-can-be-improved-by-genetic-manipulations-using-constitutive-camv-35s-promoter
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Jitka Viktorova, Zuzana Jandova, Michaela Madlenakova, Petra Prouzova, Vilem Bartunek, Blanka Vrchotova, Petra Lovecka, Lucie Musilova, Tomas Macek
Although stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) has been shown to reduce HM (heavy metal) content in soil, its wider phytoremediation potential has been neglected. Urtica dioica was cultivated in soils contaminated with HMs or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). After four months, up to 33% of the less chlorinated biphenyls and 8% of HMs (Zn, Pb, Cd) had been removed. Bacteria were isolated from the plant tissue, with the endophytic bacteria Bacillus shackletonii and Streptomyces badius shown to have the most significant effect...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919888/identification-of-a-novel-lincomycin-resistance-mutation-associated-with-activation-of-antibiotic-production-in-streptomyces-coelicolor-a3-2
#6
Guojun Wang, Masumi Izawa, Xiaoge Yang, Dongbo Xu, Yukinori Tanaka, Kozo Ochi
Comparative genome sequencing analysis of a lincomycin-resistant strain of Streptomyces coelicolor A3 (2) and the wild type strain identified a novel mutation conferring a high level of lincomycin resistance. Surprisingly, the new mutation was an in-frame DNA deletion in the genes SCO4597-SCO4598, resulting in formation of the hybrid gene linR SCO4597 and SCO4598 encode two histidine kinases, which, together with SCO4596, encoding a response regulator, constitute a unique two-component system. Sequence analysis indicated that these three genes and their arrangement patterns are ubiquitous among all Streptomyces genomes sequenced to date, suggesting these genes play important regulatory roles...
December 5, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917156/inhibitory-effects-of-macrotetrolides-from-streptomyces-spp-on-zoosporogenesis-and-motility-of-peronosporomycete-zoospores-are-likely-linked-with-enhanced-atpase-activity-in-mitochondria
#7
Md Tofazzal Islam, Hartmut Laatsch, Andreas von Tiedemann
The release of zoospores from sporangia and motility of the released zoospores are critical in the disease cycle of the Peronosporomycetes that cause devastating diseases in plants, fishes, animals and humans. Disruption of any of these asexual life stages eliminates the possibility of pathogenesis. In the course of screening novel bioactive secondary metabolites, we found that extracts of some strains of marine Streptomyces spp. rapidly impaired motility and caused subsequent lysis of zoospores of the grapevine downy mildew pathogen Plasmopara viticola at 10 μg/ml...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916552/plenty-is-no-plague-streptomyces-symbiosis-with-crops
#8
REVIEW
Thomas Rey, Bernard Dumas
Streptomyces spp. constitute a major clade of the phylum Actinobacteria. These Gram-positive, filamentous prokaryotes are ubiquitous in soils and marine sediments, and are commonly found in the rhizosphere or inside plant roots. Plant-interacting Streptomyces have received limited attention, in contrast to Streptomyces spp. extensively investigated for decades in medicine given their rich potential for secondary metabolite biosynthesis. Recent genomic, metabolomic, and biotechnological advances have produced key insights into Streptomyces spp...
November 5, 2016: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916428/highly-signal-responsive-gene-regulatory-network-governing-myxococcus-development
#9
REVIEW
Lee Kroos
The bacterium Myxococcus xanthus undergoes multicellular development when starved. Thousands of cells build mounds in which some differentiate into spores. This remarkable feat and the genetic tractability of Myxococcus provide a unique opportunity to understand the evolution of gene regulatory networks (GRNs). Recent work has revealed a GRN involving interconnected cascades of signal-responsive transcriptional activators. Initially, starvation-induced intracellular signals direct changes in gene expression...
December 1, 2016: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915249/new-and-highly-active-microbial-phosphotriesterase-sources
#10
Julia Y Santillan, Lucas A Dettorre, Elizabeth S Lewkowicz, Adolfo M Iribarren
Many toxic insecticides used worldwide as well as some chemical warfare agents are phosphotriester derivatives. Therefore, detoxification of organophosphorus compounds has become the subject of many studies and in particular bioremediation, based on the phosphotriesterase catalysed hydrolysis of these compounds, has shown to be an effective and ecological methodology. In order to identify new bacterial phosphotriesterases, a simple and sensitive fluorimetric screening method on solid media was employed, that allowed the selection of 6 strains with phosphotriesterase activity...
December 2, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912102/toyocamycin-induces-apoptosis-via-the-crosstalk-between-reactive-oxygen-species-and-p38-erk-mapks-signaling-pathway-in-human-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells
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Sul-Gi Park, Sang-Hun Kim, Kwang-Youn Kim, Sun-Nyoung Yu, Hyeun-Deok Choi, Young-Wook Kim, Hyo-Won Nam, Young-Kyo Seo, Soon-Cheol Ahn
BACKGROUND: Toyocamycin, an antibiotic agent isolated from Streptomyces species, has been shown to have anticancer and chemopreventive effects on various cancer cells. Until now, Toyocamycin-induced apoptosis has not been reported to be involved in the regulation between mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. METHODS: Cell viability assay, western blot, cell-cycle arrest, annexin V/propidium iodide assay, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, mitochondrial membrane potential and intracellular Ca(2+) flux were assayed...
October 24, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909940/enhancement-of-rapamycin-production-by-metabolic-engineering-in-streptomyces-hygroscopicus-based-on-genome-scale-metabolic-model
#12
Lanqing Dang, Jiao Liu, Cheng Wang, Huanhuan Liu, Jianping Wen
Rapamycin, as a macrocyclic polyketide with immunosuppressive, antifungal, and anti-tumor activity produced by Streptomyces hygroscopicus, is receiving considerable attention for its significant contribution in medical field. However, the production capacity of the wild strain is very low. Hereby, a computational guided engineering approach was proposed to improve the capability of rapamycin production. First, a genome-scale metabolic model of Streptomyces hygroscopicus ATCC 29253 was constructed based on its annotated genome and biochemical information...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903647/the-production-and-utilization-of-gdp-glucose-in-the-biosynthesis-of-trehalose-6-phosphate-by-streptomyces-venezuelae
#13
Matías D Asencion Diez, Farzana Miah, Clare E M Stevenson, David M Lawson, Alberto A Iglesias, Stephen Bornemann
Trehalose-6-phosphate synthase OtsA from streptomycetes is unusual in that it uses GDP-glucose as the donor substrate rather than the more commonly used UDP-glucose. We now confirm that OtsA from Streptomyces venezuelae has such a preference for GDP-glucose and can utilise ADP-glucose to some extent too. A crystal structure of the enzyme shows that it shares twin Rossmann-like domains with the UDP-glucose-specific OtsA from Escherichia coli However, it is structurally more similar to Streptomyces hygroscopicus VldE, a GDP-valienol-dependent pseudo-glycosyltransferase enzyme...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903085/bio-medically-active-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-using-extremophilic-actinobacterium-streptomyces-sp-ma30-and-its-characterization
#14
Thangavel Shanmugasundaram, Ramasamy Balagurunathan
The present study describes the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) using an extremophilic actinobacterial cell-free extract, supplied with aqueous zinc acetate solution. Crystalline nature, morphological features, and polydispersed nanoparticles size (15-30 nm) were identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force and electron microscopic analysis with dynamic light scattering (DLS) study. The interaction between biomolecules and ZnO-NPs was analyzed using Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR)...
November 30, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902442/the-whcd-gene-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum-plays-roles-in-cell-division-and-envelope-formation
#15
Dong-Seok Lee, Younhee Kim, Heung-Shick Lee
In this study, we analyzed the whcD gene from Corynebacterium glutamicum, which encodes a homolog of whiB, a Streptomyces coelicolor gene required for the sporulation of aerial hyphae. Deletion of the gene (ΔwhcD) severely affected cell growth in C. glutamicum. The ΔwhcD strain exhibited a large, filamentous, branched, and bud-shaped morphology with multiple septa. The transcription levels of the cell division genes involved in Z-ring assembly and septal peptidoglycan synthesis, including ftsZ, sepF, ftsQ, and ftsI, were markedly decreased in the ΔwhcD strain...
November 24, 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902408/sequencing-rare-marine-actinomycete-genomes-reveals-high-density-of-unique-natural-product-biosynthetic-gene-clusters
#16
Michelle Antoinette Schorn, Mohammad M Alanjary, Kristen Aguinaldo, Anton Korobeynikov, Sheila Podell, Nastassia V Patin, Tommie Lincecum, Paul R Jensen, Nadine Ziemert, Bradley S Moore
Traditional natural product discovery methods have nearly exhausted the accessible diversity of microbial chemicals, making new sources and techniques paramount in the search for new molecules. Marine actinomycete bacteria have recently come into the spotlight as fruitful producers of structurally diverse secondary metabolites, and remain relatively untapped. In this study we sequenced twenty-one marine-derived actinomycete strains, rarely studied for their secondary metabolite potential and underrepresented in current genomic databases...
October 27, 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902318/streptomyces-capparidis-sp-nov-a-novel-endophytic-actinobacterium-isolated-from-fruits-of-capparis-spinosa-l
#17
Hong-Fei Wang, Qiu-Li Li, Min Xiao, Yong-Guang Zhang, Xing-Kui Zhou, Manik Prabhu Narsing Rao, Yan-Qing Duan, Wen-Jun Li
A novel endophytic actinobactrium strain, designated EGI 6500195T, was isolated from Capparis spinosa. Growth occurred at 10-45 °C (optimum 30 °C), pH 6-8 (optimum pH 7) and in the presence of 0-1% NaCl (w/v). The strain EGI 6500195T shared the highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (97.74 %) with Streptomyces vitaminophilus DSM 41686T and less than 97% sequence similarities with other members of the genus Streptomyces. The diagnostic amino acid in the peptidoglycan was LL-diaminopimelic acid. Whole-cell hydrolysates contained glucose, ribose,fructose and mannose...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902313/streptomyces-caelicus-an-antibiotic-producing-species-of-the-genus-streptomyces-and-streptomyces-canchipurensis-li-et-al-2014-are-later-heterotypic-synonym-of-streptomyces-muensis-ningthoujam-et-al-2013
#18
Joachim Wink, Peter Schumann, Hans-Peter Klenk, Nestor Zaburannyi, Martin Westermann, Karin Martin, Stefanie P Glaeser, Peter Kämpfer, Ewelina Atasayar
"Streptomyces caelicus" DSM 40835T was first reported as the producer of the antibiotic griselimycin by some coworkers of Rhone Poulenc in 1971. The project on isolation of the antibiotic compound was stopped because of the bad solubility and selectivity of the compound towards Mycobacteria. At Sanofi-Aventis, Germany, the project was re-evaluated in 2007 and the gene cluster of griselimycin could be identified, characterized and was patented in 2013. At this time, "S. caelicus" was an invalid name. During the strain characterization work it was found, that S...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902297/genome-analysis-based-reclassification-of-streptomyces-endus-and-streptomyces-sporocinereus-as-later-heterotypic-synonyms-of-streptomyces-hygroscopicus-subsp-hygroscopicus
#19
Hisayuki Komaki, Natsuko Ichikawa, Akio Oguchi, Moriyuki Hamada, Tomohiko Tamura, Nobuyuki Fujita, Ken-Ichiro Suzuki
The aim of this study is to reclarify the taxonomic relationship among Streptomyces hygroscopicus subsp. hygroscopicus, Streptomyces endus and Streptomyces sporocinereus. Whole genome shotgun sequencing was performed for the type strains of these three taxa. Average nucleotide identity and digital DNA-DNA hybridization values among the three taxa were greater than the thresholds for bacterial species delineation, indicating that they belong to the same genomospecies. In addition, their phenotypic data previously reported also support the synonymy...
October 28, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902296/allostreptomyces-psammosilenae-gen-nov-sp-nov-an-endophytic-actinobacterium-isolated-from-the-roots-of-psammosilene-tunicoides-and-emended-description-of-the-family-streptomycetaceae-waksman-and-henrici-1943-al-emend-rainey-et-al-1997-emend-kim-et-al-2003-emend
#20
Mei-Juan Huang, Manik Prabhu Narsing Rao, Nimaichand Salam, Min Xiao, Hai-Quan Huang, Wen-Jun Li
A Gram-staining positive actinobacterium, designated strain YIM DR4008T was isolated from the root sample of Psammosilene tunicoides collected from Lijiang, Yunnan, China. Strain YIM DR4008T could grow at temperature ranging from 10 to 50 °C (optimum at 28-30 °C), pH 5.0-11.0 (optimum pH 7.0) and in the presence of up to 4 % (w/v) NaCl. Sequence analysis of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene revealed that strain YIM DR4008T shared highest similarity (95.0 %) with Streptomyces griseoplanus NBRC 12779T and < 95 % similarity with other known members of the genera Streptomyces, Kitasatospora and Streptacidiphilus...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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