Generation of novel landomycins M and O through targeted gene disruption.
(2005) Generation of novel landomycins M and O through targeted gene disruption. Chembiochem 6, 675-678.
Two genes from Streptomyces cyanogenous S136 that encode the reductase LanZ4 and the hydroxylase LanZ5, which are involved in landomycin A biosynthesis, were characterized by targeted gene inactivation. Analyses of the corresponding mutants as well as complementation experiments have allowed us to show that LanZ4 and LanZ5 are responsible for the unique C-11-hydroxylation that occurs during landomycin biosynthesis. Compounds accumulated by the lanZ4/Z5 mutants are the previously described landomycin F and the new landomycins M and O.