Functional characterization and manipulation of the apicidin biosynthetic pathway in Fusarium semitectum

Jian Ming Jin, Seunghoon Lee, Jungkwan Lee, Seung Ryul Baek, Jin Cheol Kim, Sung Hwan Yun, Sook Young Park, Seogchan Kang, Yin Won Lee

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Abstract

Apicidin is a cyclic tetrapeptide produced by certain isolates of Fusarium semitectum and has been shown to inhibit Apicomplexan histone deacetylase. An apicidin-producing strain (KCTC16676) of the filamentous fungus was mutated using an Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation, resulting in 24 apicidin-deficient mutants. Three of the mutants had a T-DNA insertion in a gene that encodes a non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS). Results of sequence, expression, and gene deletion analyses defined an apicidin biosynthetic gene cluster, and the NRPS gene was named as apicidin synthetase gene 1 (APS1). A 63 kb region surrounding APS1 was sequenced and analysis revealed the presence of 19 genes. All of the genes including APS1 were individually deleted to determine their roles in apicidin biosynthesis. Chemical analyses of the mutant strains showed that eight genes are required for apicidin production and were used to propose an apicidin biosynthetic pathway. The apicidin analogues apicidin E, apicidin D2 and apicidin B were identified from chemical analysis of the mutants. The cluster gene APS2, a putative transcription factor, was shown to regulate expression of the genes in the cluster and overexpression of APS2 increased apicidin production. This study establishes the apicidin biosynthetic pathway and provides new opportunities to improve the production of apicidin and produce new analogues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-466
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular Microbiology
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Biosynthetic Pathways
Fusarium
Genes
Ligases
Multigene Family
Peptide Synthases
apicidin
Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Histone Deacetylases
Sequence Deletion
Gene Deletion

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  • Molecular Biology

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Jin, Jian Ming ; Lee, Seunghoon ; Lee, Jungkwan ; Baek, Seung Ryul ; Kim, Jin Cheol ; Yun, Sung Hwan ; Park, Sook Young ; Kang, Seogchan ; Lee, Yin Won. / Functional characterization and manipulation of the apicidin biosynthetic pathway in Fusarium semitectum. In: Molecular Microbiology. 2010 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 456-466.
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