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Author(s): Humisto, A.
Jokela ,J.
Liu, L.
Wahlsten, M.
Wang, H.
Permi, P.
Machado, J.P.
Antunes, A.
Fewer, D.P.
Sivonen, K.
Title: The swinholide biosynthesis gene cluster from a terrestrial cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. strain UHCC 0450
Publisher: Applied and Environmental Microbiology - American Society for Microbiology
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Swinholides are 42-carbon ring polyketides with a 2-fold axis of symme- try. They are potent cytotoxins that disrupt the actin cytoskeleton. Swinholides were discovered from the marine sponge Theonella sp. and were long suspected to be produced by symbiotic bacteria. Misakinolide, a structural variant of swinholide, was recently demonstrated to be the product of a symbiotic heterotrophic proteobacte- rium. Here, we report the production of swinholide A by an axenic strain of the ter- restrial cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. strain UHCC 0450. We located the 85-kb trans-AT polyketide synthase (PKS) swinholide biosynthesis gene cluster from a draft genome of Nostoc sp. UHCC 0450. The swinholide and misakinolide biosynthesis gene clusters share an almost identical order of catalytic domains, with 85% nucleotide sequence identity, and they group together in phylogenetic analysis. Our results resolve speculation around the true producer of swinholides and demonstrate that bacteria belonging to two dis- tantly related phyla both produce structural variants of the same natural product. In ad- dition, we described a biosynthesis cluster from Anabaena sp. strain UHCC 0451 for the synthesis of the cytotoxic and antifungal scytophycin. All of these biosynthesis gene clusters were closely related to each other and created a group of cytotoxic macrolide compounds produced by trans-AT PKSs of cyanobacteria and proteobacteria.
Subject: "Candidatus Entotheonella"
Horizontal gene transfer
Trans-AT PKS
Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2018, 84, 3
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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