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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2011 Aug 22;50(35):8188-91. doi: 10.1002/anie.201101832. Epub 2011 Jul 14.

Functional assignment of an enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of an archaea-type ether lipid in bacteria.

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Institut für Biophysik und physikalische Biochemie, Universität Regensburg, Germany.

Abstract

An archaea-type ether lipid in bacteria: PcrB, the bacterial homologue of the archaea-specific geranylgeranylglyceryl phosphate synthase, produces heptaprenylglyceryl phosphate in bacillales. The product becomes dephosphorylated and acetylated in vivo.

PMID:
21761520
DOI:
10.1002/anie.201101832
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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