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Org Biomol Chem. 2007 Jul 7;5(13):2010-26. Epub 2007 May 10.

Polyketides, proteins and genes in fungi: programmed nano-machines begin to reveal their secrets.

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  • 1School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock's Close, Bristol, UK BS8 1TS. r.j.cox@bris.ac.uk.

Abstract

Fungi produce a wide variety of biologically active compounds. Among these, the polyketides form a large and structurally diverse group. These compounds are synthesised by highly programmed and very large iterative multifunctional proteins, the polyketide synthases, with nm dimensions. This review outlines the current state of knowledge regarding the links between gene sequence, protein architecture and biosynthetic programming for fungal polyketide synthases.

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17581644
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10.1039/b704420h
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