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Insights into the chemical logic and enzymatic machinery of NRPS assembly lines

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Abstract

Appreciation that some cyclic peptide antibiotics such as gramicidin S and tyrocidine were nonribosomally synthesized has been known for 50 years. The past two decades of research including advances in bacterial genetics, genomics, protein biochemistry and mass spectrometry have codified the principles of assembly line enzymology for hundreds of nonribosomal peptides and in parallel for thousands of polyketides. The advances in understanding the strategies used for chain initiation, elongation and termination from these assembly lines have revitalized natural product biosynthetic communities.

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The article was received on 02 Apr 2015 and first published on 15 Jul 2015


Article type: Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1039/C5NP00035A
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Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2016,33, 127-135
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    Insights into the chemical logic and enzymatic machinery of NRPS assembly lines

    C. T. Walsh, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2016, 33, 127
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NP00035A

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