(Bio-)Synthesis of Bacterial Natural Products

Bacteria biosynthesize a plethora of structurally diverse secondary metabolites. These compounds are particularly interesting due to their typically potent biological activities. We are interested in their isolation and structure elucidation as well as in their biosynthesis. To this end, we use a combination of molecular biological methods and bioinformatics tools.

We also perform total syntheses of novel active compounds, since often only minute amounts are produced by the respective microorganisms. Moreover, we synthesize derivatives for structure-activity-relationship studies.

Co-Workers

Martin Klapper

Doctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 3641 532-1564 Email: martin.klapper@leibniz-hki.de

André Paschold

Master Student

Phone: +49 3641 532-1497 Email: andre.paschold@leibniz-hki.de

Publications

Arp J, Götze S, Mukherji R, Mattern DJ, Garcia-Altares M, Klapper M, Brock DA, Brakhage AA, Strassmann JE, Queller DC, Bardl B, Willing K, Peschel G, Stallforth P (2018) Synergistic activity of co-secreted natural products from amoebae-associated bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115(15), 3758-3763. PubMed

Klapper M, Braga D, Lackner G, Herbst R, Stallforth P (2018) Bacterial Alkaloid Biosynthesis: Structural Diversity via a Minimalistic Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetase. Cell Chem Biol 25(6), 659-665.

Barnett R, Raszkowski D, Winckler T, Stallforth P (2017) Versatile synthesis of the signaling peptide glorin Beilstein J Org Chem 13, 247-250.

Gallegos-Monterrosa R, Kankel S, Götze S, Barnett R, Stallforth P, Kovács ÁT (2017) Lysinibacillus fusiformis M5 induces increased complexity in Bacillus subtilis 168 colony biofilms via hypoxanthine. J Bacteriol 199(22), e00204-e00217. PubMed

Götze S, Herbst-Irmer R, Klapper M, Görls H, Schneider KRA, Barnett R, Burks T, Neu U, Stallforth P (2017) Structure, Biosynthesis, and Biological Activity of the Cyclic Lipopeptide Anikasin ACS Chem Biol 12(10), 2498-2502. PubMed

Klapper M, Götze S, Barnett R, Willing K, Stallforth P (2016) Bacterial alkaloids prevent amoebal predation. Angew Chem Int Ed 55(31), 8944-8947. PubMed Supplement