Kirstin Scherlach

Dr. Kirstin Scherlach

Biomolecular Chemistry · Postdoc

Phone: +49 3641 532-1034 Fax: +49 3641 532-2034 Email: kirstin.scherlach@leibniz-hki.de

Publications

Fischer D, Gessner G, Fill TP, Barnett R, Tron K, Dornblut K, Kloss F, Stallforth P, Hube B, Heinemann SH, Hertweck C, Scherlach K, Brunke S (2019) Disruption of membrane integrity by the bacteria-derived antifungal jagaricin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother , Details PubMed

König S, Pace S, Pein H, Heinekamp T, Kramer J, Romp E, Straßburger M, Troisi F, Proschak A, Dworschak J, Scherlach K, Rossi A, Sautebin L, Haeggström JZ, Hertweck C, Brakhage AA, Gerstmeier J, Proschak E, Werz O (2019) Gliotoxin from Aspergillus fumigatus Abrogates Leukotriene B4 Formation through Inhibition of Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase. Cell Chem Biol 26(4), 524-534. Details PubMed

Niehs SP, Dose B, Scherlach K, Pidot SJ, Stinear TP, Hertweck C (2019) Genome Mining Reveals Endopyrroles from a Nonribosomal Peptide Assembly Line Triggered in Fungal-Bacterial Symbiosis. ACS Chem Biol , Details PubMed

Dose B, Niehs SP, Scherlach K, Flórez LV, Kaltenpoth M, Hertweck C (2018) Unexpected Bacterial Origin of the Antibiotic Icosalide: Two-Tailed Depsipeptide Assembly in Multifarious Burkholderia Symbionts. ACS Chem Biol 13(9), 2414-2420. Details PubMed

Fischer J, Müller SY, Netzker T, Jäger N, Gacek-Matthews A, Scherlach K, Stroe MC, García-Altares M, Pezzini F, Schoeler H, Reichelt M, Gershenzon, Krespach MK, Shelest E, Schroeckh V, Valiante V, Heinzel T, Hertweck C, Strauss J, Brakhage AA (2018) Chromatin mapping identifies BasR, a key regulator of bacteria-triggered production of fungal secondary metabolites eLife 7, e40969. Details PubMed

Flórez LV, Scherlach K, Miller IJ, Rodrigues A, Kwan JC, Hertweck C, Kaltenpoth M (2018) An antifungal polyketide associated with horizontally acquired genes supports symbiont-mediated defense in Lagria villosa beetles. Nat Commun 9(1), 2478. Details PubMed

Heine D, Holmes NA, Worsley SF, Santos ACA, Innocent TM, Scherlach K, Patrick EH, Yu DW, Murrell JC, Vieria PC, Boomsma JJ, Hertweck C, Hutchings MI, Wilkinson B (2018) Chemical warfare between leafcutter ant symbionts and a co-evolved pathogen. Nat Commun 9(1), 2208. Details PubMed

Mahler L, Wink K, Beulig RJ, Scherlach K, Tovar M, Zang E, Martin K, Hertweck C, Belder D, Roth M (2018) Publisher Correction: Detection of antibiotics synthetized in microfluidic picolitre-droplets by various actinobacteria. Sci Rep 8(1), 15859. Details PubMed Open Access PDF

Niehs S, Dose B, Scherlach K, Roth M, Hertweck C (2018) Genomics-Driven Discovery of a Symbiont-Specific Cyclopeptide from Bacteria Residing in the Rice Seedling Blight Fungus. ChemBioChem 19(20), 2167-2172. Details PubMed

Niehs SP, Scherlach K, Hertweck C (2018) Genomics-driven discovery of a linear lipopeptide promoting host colonization by endofungal bacteria. Org Biomol Chem 16(37), 8345-8352. Details PubMed

Scharf DH, Dworschak JD, Chankhamjon P, Scherlach K, Heinekamp T, Brakhage AA, Hertweck C (2018) Reconstitution of Enzymatic Carbon-Sulfur Bond Formation Reveals Detoxification-Like Strategy in Fungal Toxin Biosynthesis. ACS Chem Biol 13(9), 2508-2512. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Hertweck C (2018) Mediators of mutualistic microbe-microbe interactions. Nat Prod Rep 35(4), 303-308. (Review) Details PubMed

Thongkongkaew T, Ding W, Bratovanov E, Oueis E, Garcia-Altares M, Zaburannyi N, Harmrolfs K, Zhang Y, Scherlach K, Müller R, Hertweck C (2018) Two Types of Threonine-Tagged Lipopeptides Synergize in Host Colonization by Pathogenic Burkholderia Species. ACS Chem Biol 13(5), 1370-1379. Details PubMed

Tsunematsu Y, Maeda N, Yokoyama M, Chankhamjon P, Watanabe K, Scherlach K, Hertweck C (2018) Enzymatic Amide Tailoring Expedites Unusual Retro-Aldol-Type Amino Acid Conversion to Form Antifungal Cyclopeptide. Angew Chem Int Ed 57(43), 14051-14054. Details PubMed

Flórez LV, Scherlach K, Gaube P, Ross C, Sitte E, Hermes C, Rodrigues A, Hertweck C, Kaltenpoth M (2017) Antibiotic-producing symbionts dynamically transition between plant pathogenicity and insect-defensive mutualism. Nat Commun 8, 15172. Details PubMed

Marion A, Groll M, Scharf DH, Scherlach K, Glaser M, Sievers H, Schuster M, Hertweck C, Brakhage AA, Antes I, Huber EM (2017) Gliotoxin Biosynthesis: Structure, Mechanism, and Metal Promiscuity of Carboxypeptidase GliJ. ACS Chem Biol 12(7), 1874-1882. Details PubMed

Polke M, Sprenger M, Scherlach K, Albán-Proaño MC, Martin R, Hertweck C, Hube B, Jacobsen ID (2017) A functional link between hyphal maintenance and quorum sensing in Candida albicans. Mol Microbiol 103(4), 595-617. Details PubMed

Valiante V, Mattern DJ, Schüffler A, Horn F, Walther G, Scherlach K, Petzke L, Dickhaut J, Guthke R, Hertweck C, Nett M, Thines E, Brakhage AA (2017) Discovery of an Extended Austinoid Biosynthetic Pathway in Aspergillus calidoustus. ACS Chem Biol 12(5), 1227-1234. Details PubMed Supplement

Chankhamjon P, Tsunematsu Y, Ishida-Ito M, Sasa Y, Meyer F, Boettger-Schmidt D, Urbansky B, Menzel KD, Scherlach K, Watanabe K, Hertweck C (2016) Regioselective Dichlorination of a Non-Activated Aliphatic Carbon Atom and Phenolic Bismethylation by a Multifunctional Fungal Flavoenzyme. Angew Chem Int Ed 55(39), 11955-11959. Details PubMed

De Felice A, Di Lorenzo F, Scherlach K, Ross C, Silipo A, Hertweck C, Molinaro A (2016) Structural investigation of the lipopolysaccharide O-chain isolated from Burkholderia fungorum strain DSM 17061. Carbohydr Res 433, 31-35. Details PubMed

De Felice A, Silipo A, Scherlach K, Ross C, Hertweck C, Molinaro A (2016) Structural and conformational study of the O‐antigenic portion of the Lipopolysaccharide isolated from Burkholderia gladioli pv. cocovenenans. Eur J Org Chem 4, 748-755. Details

Dolatabadi S, Scherlach K, Figge M, Hertweck C, Dijksterhuis J, Menken SB, de Hoog GS (2016) Food preparation with mucoralean fungi: A potential biosafety issue? Fungal Biol 120(3), 393-401. Details PubMed

Horn F, Linde J, Mattern DJ, Walther G, Guthke R, Scherlach K, Martin K, Brakhage AA, Petzke L, Valiante V (2016) Draft genome sequences of fungus Aspergillus calidoustus. Genome Announc 4(2), e00102-16. Details PubMed

Kröber A, Scherlach K, Hortschansky P, Shelest E, Staib P, Kniemeyer O, Brakhage AA (2016) HapX Mediates Iron Homeostasis in the Pathogenic Dermatophyte Arthroderma benhamiae but Is Dispensable for Virulence. PLOS ONE 11(3), e0150701. Details PubMed

Leonhardt I, Spielberg S, Weber M, Albrecht-Eckardt D, Bläss M, Claus R, Barz D, Scherlach K, Hertweck C, Löffler J, Hünniger K, Kurzai O (2015) The fungal quorum-sensing molecule farnesol activates innate immune cells but suppresses cellular adaptive immunity. MBio 6(2), e00143. Details PubMed

Macheleidt J, Scherlach K, Neuwirth T, Schmidt-Heck W, Straßburger M, Spraker J, Baccile JA, Schroeder FC, Keller NP, Hertweck C, Heinekamp T, Brakhage AA (2015) Transcriptome analysis of cAMP-dependent protein kinase A regulated genes reveals the production of the novel natural compound fumipyrrole by Aspergillus fumigatus Mol Microbiol 96(1), 148-162. Details PubMed

Chankhamjon P, Boettger-Schmidt D, Scherlach K, Urbansky B, Lackner G, Kalb D, Dahse HM, Hoffmeister D, Hertweck C (2014) Biosynthesis of the Halogenated Mycotoxin Aspirochlorine in Koji Mold Involves a Cryptic Amino Acid Conversion. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 53, 13409-13413. Details PubMed

Ross C, Opel V, Scherlach K, Hertweck C (2014) Biosynthesis of antifungal and antibacterial polyketides by Burkholderia gladioli in coculture with Rhizopus microsporus. Mycoses 57, 48-55. Details PubMed

Ross C, Scherlach K, Kloss F, Hertweck C (2014) The molecular basis of conjugated polyyne biosynthesis in phytopathogenic bacteria. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 53(30), 7794-7798. Details PubMed

Nützmann HW, Fischer J, Scherlach K, Hertweck C, Brakhage AA (2013) Distinct amino acids of histone H3 control secondary metabolism in Aspergillus nidulans. Appl Environ Microbiol 79(19), 6102-6109. Details PubMed

Ueberschaar N, Xu Z, Scherlach K, Metsä-Ketelä M, Bretschneider T, Dahse HM, Görls H, Hertweck C (2013) Synthetic remodeling of the chartreusin pathway to tune antiproliferative and antibacterial activities. J Am Chem Soc 135(46), 17408-17416. Details PubMed

Bretschneider T, Zocher G, Unger M, Scherlach K, Stehle T, Hertweck C (2012) A ketosynthase homolog uses malonyl units to form esters in cervimycin biosynthesis. Nat Chem Biol 8(2), 154-161. Details PubMed

Moebius N, Ross C, Scherlach K, Rohm B, Roth M, Hertweck C (2012) Biosynthesis of the respiratory toxin bongkrekic acid in the pathogenic bacterium Burkholderia gladioli. Chem Biol 19(9), 1164-1174. Details PubMed Open Access PDF

Scherlach K, Brendel N, Ishida K, Dahse HM, Hertweck C (2012) Photochemical oxazole-nitrile conversion downstream of rhizoxin biosynthesis and its impact on antimitotic activity. Org Biomol Chem 10(30), 5756-5759. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Busch B, Lackner G, Paszkowski U, Hertweck C (2012) Symbiotic cooperation in the biosynthesis of a phytotoxin. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 51(38), 9615-9618. Details PubMed

Gressler M, Zaehle C, Scherlach K, Hertweck C, Brock M (2011) Multifactorial induction of an orphan PKS-NRPS gene cluster in Aspergillus terreus. Chem Biol 18(2), 198-209. Details PubMed

Kusebauch B, Scherlach K, Kirchner H, Dahse HM, Hertweck C (2011) Antiproliferative effects of ester- and amide-functionalized rhizoxin derivatives. ChemMedChem 6(11), 1998-2001. Details PubMed

Nützmann HW, Reyes-Dominguez Y, Scherlach K, Schroeckh V, Horn F, Gacek A, Schümann J, Hertweck C, Strauss J, Brakhage AA (2011) Bacteria-induced natural product formation in the fungus Aspergillus nidulans requires Saga/Ada-mediated histone acetylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(34), 14282-14287. Details PubMed

Scharf DH, Remme N, Habel A, Chankhamjon P, Scherlach K, Heinekamp T, Hortschansky P, Brakhage AA, Hertweck C (2011) A dedicated glutathione S-transferase mediates carbon-sulfur bond formation in gliotoxin biosynthesis. J Am Chem Soc 133(32), 12322-12325. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Nützmann HW, Schroeckh V, Dahse HM, Brakhage AA, Hertweck C (2011) Cytotoxic pheofungins from an engineered fungus impaired in posttranslational protein modification. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 50(42), 9843-9847. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Sarkar A, Schroeckh V, Dahse HM, Roth M, Brakhage AA, Horn U, Hertweck C (2011) Two induced fungal polyketide pathways converge into antiproliferative spiroanthrones. Chembiochem 12(12), 1836-1839. Details PubMed

Vödisch M, Scherlach K, Winkler R, Hertweck C, Braun HP, Roth M, Haas H, Werner ER, Brakhage AA, Kniemeyer O (2011) Analysis of the Aspergillus fumigatus proteome reveals metabolic changes and the activation of the pseurotin A biosynthesis gene cluster in response to hypoxia. J Proteome Res 10(5), 2508-2524. Details PubMed

Abdou R, Scherlach K, Dahse HM, Sattler I, Hertweck C (2010) Botryorhodines A-D, antifungal and cytotoxic depsidones from Botryosphaeria rhodina, an endophyte of the medicinal plant Bidens pilosa. Phytochemistry 71(1), 110-116. Details PubMed

Bergmann S, Funk AN, Scherlach K, Schroeckh V, Shelest E, Horn U, Hertweck C, Brakhage AA (2010) Activation of a silent fungal polyketide biosynthesis pathway through regulatory cross talk with a cryptic nonribosomal peptide synthetase gene cluster. Appl Environ Microbiol 76(24), 8143-8149. Details PubMed Open Access PDF Supplement

Kusebauch B, Busch B, Scherlach K, Roth M, Hertweck C (2010) Functionally distinct modules operate two consecutive alpha,beta-->beta,gamma double-bond shifts in the rhizoxin polyketide assembly line. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 49(8), 1460-1464. Details PubMed

Rohm B, Scherlach K, Hertweck C (2010) Biosynthesis of the mitochondrial adenine nucleotide translocase (ATPase) inhibitor bongkrekic acid in Burkholderia gladioli. Org Biomol Chem 8(7), 1520-1522. Details PubMed

Rohm B, Scherlach K, Möbius N, Partida-Martinez LP, Hertweck C (2010) Toxin production by bacterial endosymbionts of a Rhizopus microsporus strain used for tempe/sufu processing. Int J Food Microbiol 136(3), 368-371. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Boettger D, Remme N, Hertweck C (2010) The chemistry and biology of cytochalasans. Nat Prod Rep 27(6), 869-886. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Schuemann J, Dahse HM, Hertweck C (2010) Aspernidine A and B, prenylated isoindolinone alkaloids from the model fungus Aspergillus nidulans. J Antibiot (Tokyo) 63(7), 375-377. Details PubMed

Kusebauch B, Busch B, Scherlach K, Roth M, Hertweck C (2009) Polyketide-chain branching by an enzymatic Michael addition. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 48(27), 5001-5004. Details PubMed

Lackner G, Möbius N, Scherlach K, Partida-Martinez LP, Winkler R, Schmitt I, Hertweck C (2009) Global distribution and evolution of a toxinogenic Burkholderia-Rhizopus symbiosis. Appl Environ Microbiol 75(9), 2982-2986. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Hertweck C (2009) Triggering cryptic natural product biosynthesis in microorganisms. Org Biomol Chem 7(9), 1753-1760. Details PubMed

Schroeckh V, Scherlach K, Nützmann HW, Shelest E, Schmidt-Heck W, Schuemann J, Martin K, Hertweck C, Brakhage AA (2009) Intimate bacterial-fungal interaction triggers biosynthesis of archetypal polyketides in Aspergillus nidulans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(34), 14558-14563. Details PubMed

Brakhage AA, Schuemann J, Bergmann S, Scherlach K, Schroeckh V, Hertweck C (2008) Activation of fungal silent gene clusters: a new avenue to drug discovery. Prog Drug Res 66, 1, 3-1,12. Details PubMed

Bergmann S, Schümann J, Scherlach K, Lange C, Brakhage AA, Hertweck C (2007) Genomics-driven discovery of PKS-NRPS hybrid metabolites from Aspergillus nidulans. Nat Chem Biol 3(4), 213-217. Details PubMed

Brendel N, Partida-Martinez LP, Scherlach K, Hertweck C (2007) A cryptic PKS-NRPS gene locus in the plant commensal Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5 codes for the biosynthesis of an antimitotic rhizoxin complex. Org Biomol Chem 5(14), 2211-2213. Details PubMed

Ishida K, Maksimenka K, Fritzsche K, Scherlach K, Bringmann G, Hertweck C (2006) The boat-shaped polyketide resistoflavin results from re-facial central hydroxylation of the discoid metabolite resistomycin. J Am Chem Soc 128(45), 14619-14624. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Hertweck C (2006) Discovery of aspoquinolones A-D, prenylated quinoline-2-one alkaloids from Aspergillus nidulans, motivated by genome mining. Org Biomol Chem 4(18), 3517-3520. Details PubMed

Scherlach K, Partida-Martinez LP, Dahse HM, Hertweck C (2006) Antimitotic rhizoxin derivatives from a cultured bacterial endosymbiont of the rice pathogenic fungus Rhizopus microsporus. J Am Chem Soc 128(35), 11529-11536. Details PubMed