C-13 Labeling reveals multiple amination reactions in the biosynthesis of a novel polyketide polyamine antibiotic zeamine from Dickeya zeae

Jien Wu, Hai-Bao Zhang, Jin-Ling Xu, Russell J. Cox, Thomas J. Simpson, Lian-Hui Zhang

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The structure of zeamine, a novel polyamino-amide antibiotic metabolite of Dickeya zeae has been established by NMR and detailed MS analyses; labelling studies with C-13-labelled acetates suggest that the repeating secondary amine containing motif may be biosynthesised via a modular PKS containing aminotransferase domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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