Of Two Make One: The Biosynthesis of Phenazines

Matthias Mentel, Ekta G. Ahuja, Dmitri V. Mavrodi, Rolf Breinbauer, Linda S. Thomashow, Wulf Blankenfeldt*

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Five easy steps: Phenazines are redox-active bacterial secondary metabolites that possess broad-specificity antibiotic activity and can also play an important role as virulence factors in infectious disease. Their biosynthesis from two molecules of chorismic acid is catalyzed by enzymes encoded in the conserved phz operon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2295-2304
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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