We were able to prepare an enzyme fraction from crude extracts of the mycelium of the fungus Cylindrotrichum Bonorden, which is capable of synthesizing the new peptolide SDZ 214-103 under consumption of the constitutive amino acids, D-2-hydroxyisovaleric acid, ATP and S-adenosyl-L-methionine. The enzyme does not synthesize CyA, while cyclosporin synthetase does not synthesize the peptolide. Peptolide synthetase has a high molecular weight in the same range as cyclosporin synthetase (about 1.5 MDa).
|Journal||Biomedica Biochimica Acta|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1991|