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Isolation of putative polyene-producing actinomycetes strains via PCR-based genome screening for polyene-specific hydroxylase genes

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Isolation of putative polyene-producing actinomycetes strains via PCR-based genome screening for polyene-specific hydroxylase genes
Abstract

Polyene antibiotics, which include nystatin, pimaricin, amphotericin and candicidin, include a family of very promising antifungal polyketide compounds that are typically produced by soil actinomycetes. The presence of similar cytochrome P450 hydroxylase (CYP) genes in the biosynthetic gene clusters for these polyenes have been previously reported. Using this polyene, more than 200 independently isolated actinomycetes strains were screened by CYP-specific PCR. Four strains were isolated based on the presence of the expected size of the PCR-amplified DNA fragment in the chromosome. The nucleotide sequencing of the PCR-amplified DNA fragments showed that each of the four actinomycetes strains contained a highly homologous polyene-specific CYP gene. Each of the culture extracts from these four strains showed a typical polyene-like high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) chromatogram profile, and strong antifungal activity against Candida albicans. This suggests that the polyene-specific PCR-guided genome screening approach is an efficient method for isolating potentially valuable polyene-producing actinomycetes.

Keywords
Polyene; Hydroxylase gene; Actinomycetes; Genome screening
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Process Biochemistry - Volume 42, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 102–107
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