Abstract: A bacterial host is described which is transformed by a plasmid coding for a polypeptide precursor wherein the host comprises a multi-enzyme complex capable of reacting with the expressed polypeptide precursor to produce a polypeptide comprising at least one dehydroamino acid and/or at least one lanthionine bridge. A process for producing a polypeptide comprising at least one dehydroamino acid and/or at least one lanthionine bridge, such as gallidermin, is also described. A plasmid capable of transforming a bacterial host is additionally described.Also disclosed are recombinant DNA molecules which specify Epi B, Epi C, Epi D, Epi P and Epi Q, enzymes which are involved in the biosynthesis of lantibiotic epidermin.
February 22, 1995
Date of Patent:
November 17, 1998
Dr. Karl Tomae GmbH
Karl-Dieter Entian, Friedrich Gotz, Norbert Schnell, Johannes Augustin, Germar Engelke, Ralf Rosenstein, Cortina Kaletta, Cora Klein, Bernd Wieland, Thomas Kupke, Gunther Jung, Roland Kellner
Abstract: The invention relates to new heteroaromatic amine derivatives of formula ##STR1## wherein A represents a --CH.sub.2 --CH.sub.2 --, --CH.dbd.CH--or ##STR2## group and B represents a methylene, carbonyl or thiocarbonyl group or A represents a --CO--CO or ##STR3## group and B represents a methylene group, in which the carbon atom marked x is linked to the phenyl nucleus,E represents a straight-chained alkylene group optionally substituted by an alkyl group,G represents a straight-chained alkylene group optionally substituted by an alkyl group,R.sub.1 represents a hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine or bromine atom, a trifluoromethyl, nitro, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkyl, alkylmercapto, hydroxy, alkoxy or phenylalkoxy group,R.sub.2 represents a hydrogen, chlorine or bromine atom or a hydroxy, alkoxy, phenylalkoxy or alkyl group orR.sub.1 and R.sub.2 together represent an alkylenedioxy group,R.sub.
May 30, 1986
Date of Patent:
April 12, 1988
Dr. Karl Tomae, GmbH
Andreas Bomhard, Manfred Psiorz, Joachim Heider, Norbert Hauel, Klaus Noll, Berthold Narr, Walter Kobinger, Christian Lillie