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Heterologously expressed β-hydroxyl fatty acids from a metagenomic library of a marine sponge.
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PMID:  23127887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Functional screening based on the antibacterial activity of a metagenomic library of the Japanese marine sponge, Discodermia calyx, afforded three β-hydroxyl fatty acids: 3-hydroxypalmitic acid, 3-hydroxylauric acid and 3-hydroxymyristic acid, heterologously expressed in an antibacterial clone, pDC113. 3-Hydroxypalmitic acid showed moderate antibacterial activity against Bacillus cereus and Candida albicans. A sequence analysis of the insert DNA revealed 23 putative ORFs, with most sharing homology to bacterial fatty acid synthase II and lipid A biosynthesis enzymes. The other ORFs were probably transmembrane proteins involved in lipid A biosynthesis. Although lipid A was not detected under our experimental conditions, the production of β-hydroxyl fatty acids as components of lipid A were enhanced in pDC113.
Rui He; Toshiyuki Wakimoto; Yoko Egami; Hiromichi Kenmoku; Takuya Ito; Yoshinori Asakawa; Ikuro Abe
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-23
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Title:  Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-3405     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-11-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9107377     Medline TA:  Bioorg Med Chem Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan.
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