Microbial Symbionts of Hydractinia

Microbes associated with marine invertebrates are well-known to harbor an enormous biosynthetic potential. We combine new bioassays, genome sequencing and mining strategies to identify the encoded secondary metabolites with unique chemical scaffolds and potential pharmaceutical application.

Microorganisms protect and shape the colonial hydroid polyp Hydraktinia

Staff

Sven Balluff
Martinus de Kruijff
Chia-Chi Peng

Publications

Moghaddam Amri J, Guo H, Willing K, Wichard T, Beemelmanns C (2022) Identification of the new prenyltransferase Ubi-297 from marine bacteria and elucidation of its substrate specificity. Beilstein J Org Chem 10, 722-731.
Amiri Moghaddam J, Jautzus T, Alanjary M, Beemelmanns C (2021) Recent highlights of biosynthetic studies on marine natural products. Org Biomol Chem 19(1), 123-140. (Review)
Leichnitz D, Peng CC, Raguž L, Rutaganira FUN, Jautzus T, Regestein L, King N, Beemelmanns C (2021) Structural and functional analysis of bacterial sulfonosphingolipids and rosette-inducing factor 2 (RIF-2) by mass spectrometry-guided isolation and total synthesis. Chemistry 28(8), e202103883.
Schorn MA, Verhoeven S, Ridder L, Huber F, Acharya DD, Aksenov AA, Aleti G, Moghaddam JA, Aron AT, Aziz S, Bauermeister A, Bauman KD, Baunach M, Beemelmanns C, Beman JM, Berlanga-Clavero MV, Blacutt AA, Bode HB, Boullie A, Brejnrod A, Bugni TS, Calteau A, Cao L, Carrión VJ, Castelo-Branco R, Chanana S, Chase AB, Chevrette MG, Costa-Lotufo LV, Crawford JM, Currie CR, Cuypers B, Dang T, de Rond T, Demko AM, Dittmann E, Du C, Drozd C, Dujardin JC, Dutton RJ, Edlund A, Fewer DP, Garg N, Gauglitz JM, Gentry EC, Gerwick L, Glukhov E, Gross H, Gugger M, Guillén Matus DG, Helfrich EJN, Hempel BF, Hur JS, Iorio M, Jensen PR, Kang KB, Kaysser L, Kelleher NL, Kim CS, Kim KH, Koester I, König GM, Leao T, Lee SR, Lee YY, Li X, Little JC, Maloney KN, Männle D, Martin H C, McAvoy AC, Metcalf WW, Mohimani H, Molina-Santiago C, Moore BS, Mullowney MW, Muskat M, Nothias LF, O'Neill EC, Parkinson EI, Petras D, Piel J, Pierce EC, Pires K, Reher R, Romero D, Roper MC, Rust M, Saad H, Saenz C, Sanchez LM, Sørensen SJ, Sosio M, Süssmuth RD, Sweeney D, Tahlan K, Thomson RJ, Tobias NJ, Trindade-Silva AE, van Wezel GP, Wang M, Weldon KC, Zhang F, Ziemert N, Duncan KR, Crüsemann M, Rogers S, Dorrestein PC, Medema MH, van der Hooft JJJ (2021) A community resource for paired genomic and metabolomic data mining. Nat Chem Biol 17(4), 363-368.
Ghodsi Z, Kalbassi MR, Farzaneh P, Mobarez AM, Beemelmanns C, Amiri Moghaddam J (2020) Immunomodulatory function of antimicrobial peptide Ec-Hepcidin1 modulates the induction of inflammatory gene expression in primary cells of caspian trout (Salmo trutta caspius Kessler, 1877). Fish Shellfish Immunol 104, 55-61.
Maniei F, Moghaddam JA, Crüsemann M, Beemelmanns C, König GM, Wägele H (2020) From Persian Gulf to Indonesia: Interrelated phylogeographic distance and chemistry within the genus Peronia (Onchidiidae, Gastropoda, Mollusca). Sci Rep 10(1), 13048.
Rajabi H, Zolgharnein H, Taghi Ronagh M, Moghaddam JA, Crüsemann M (2020) Conus coronatus and Conus frigidus venom: A new source of conopeptides with analgesic activity. Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 12(3), 179-185.
Rak Lee S, Kang H, Yoo MJ, Yu JS, Lee S, Yi SA, Beemelmanns C, Lee J, Kim KH (2020) Anti-adipogenic pregnane steroid from a hydractinia-associated fungus, Cladosporium sphaerospermum sp. SW67. Nat Prod Sci 26(3), 230-235.
Roman D, Raguž L, Keiff F, Meyer F, Barthels F, Schirmeister T, Kloss F, Beemelmanns C (2020) Modular solid-phase synthesis of antiprotozoal barnesin derivatives. Org Lett 22(10), 3744-3748.
Lee SR, Lee D, Eom HJ, Rischer M, Ko YJ, Kang KS, Kim CS, Beemelmanns C, Kim KH (2019) Hybrid polyketides from a Hydractinia-associated Cladosporium sphaerospermum SW67 and their putative biosynthetic origin. Mar Drugs 17(11), 606.