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Current Knowledge on Microviridin from Cyanobacteria

Laboratory of Biotechnology of Enzymes and Biotransformation, Biological Sciences Institute, Federal University of Pará, Belém 66075-110, Brazil
Laboratory of Biomolecular Technology, Biological Sciences Institute, Federal University of Pará, Belém 66075-110, Brazil
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Mar. Drugs 2021, 19(1), 17;
Received: 17 November 2020 / Revised: 16 December 2020 / Accepted: 17 December 2020 / Published: 4 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Molecules from Marine Microorganisms)
Cyanobacteria are a rich source of secondary metabolites with a vast biotechnological potential. These compounds have intrigued the scientific community due their uniqueness and diversity, which is guaranteed by a rich enzymatic apparatus. The ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs) are among the most promising metabolite groups derived from cyanobacteria. They are interested in numerous biological and ecological processes, many of which are entirely unknown. Microviridins are among the most recognized class of ribosomal peptides formed by cyanobacteria. These oligopeptides are potent inhibitors of protease; thus, they can be used for drug development and the control of mosquitoes. They also play a key ecological role in the defense of cyanobacteria against microcrustaceans. The purpose of this review is to systematically identify the key characteristics of microviridins, including its chemical structure and biosynthesis, as well as its biotechnological and ecological significance. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyanobacteria; oligopeptide; microviridin; biotechnology; ecology cyanobacteria; oligopeptide; microviridin; biotechnology; ecology
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do Amaral, S.C.; Monteiro, P.R.; Neto, J.d.S.P.; Serra, G.M.; Gonçalves, E.C.; Xavier, L.P.; Santos, A.V. Current Knowledge on Microviridin from Cyanobacteria. Mar. Drugs 2021, 19, 17.

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do Amaral SC, Monteiro PR, Neto JdSP, Serra GM, Gonçalves EC, Xavier LP, Santos AV. Current Knowledge on Microviridin from Cyanobacteria. Marine Drugs. 2021; 19(1):17.

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do Amaral, Samuel C., Patrick R. Monteiro, Joaquim d.S.P. Neto, Gustavo M. Serra, Evonnildo C. Gonçalves, Luciana P. Xavier, and Agenor V. Santos 2021. "Current Knowledge on Microviridin from Cyanobacteria" Marine Drugs 19, no. 1: 17.

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