Exploiting the Biosynthetic Potential of Type III Polyketide Synthases
AbstractPolyketides are structurally and functionally diverse secondary metabolites that are biosynthesized by polyketide synthases (PKSs) using acyl-CoA precursors. Recent studies in the engineering and structural characterization of PKSs have facilitated the use of target enzymes as biocatalysts to produce novel functionally optimized polyketides. These compounds may serve as potential drug leads. This review summarizes the insights gained from research on type III PKSs, from the discovery of chalcone synthase in plants to novel PKSs in bacteria and fungi. To date, at least 15 families of type III PKSs have been characterized, highlighting the utility of PKSs in the development of natural product libraries for therapeutic development. View Full-Text
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Lim, Y.P.; Go, M.K.; Yew, W.S. Exploiting the Biosynthetic Potential of Type III Polyketide Synthases. Molecules 2016, 21, 806.
Lim YP, Go MK, Yew WS. Exploiting the Biosynthetic Potential of Type III Polyketide Synthases. Molecules. 2016; 21(6):806.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lim, Yan P.; Go, Maybelle K.; Yew, Wen S. 2016. "Exploiting the Biosynthetic Potential of Type III Polyketide Synthases." Molecules 21, no. 6: 806.
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