Mimicry of a Non-ribosomally Produced Antimicrobial, Brevicidine, by Ribosomal Synthesis and Post-translational Modification

Xinghong Zhao, Zhibo Li, Oscar P Kuipers*

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Zhao et al. describe a strategy to synthesize mimics of the recently discovered antimicrobial non-ribosomal peptide, brevicidine. The engineered mimics show antimicrobial activities against pathogens susceptible to brevicidine, which demonstrate that conversion of NRPs to RiPPs is feasible and offer great opportunities for engineering a wide range of effective antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1262-1271
Number of pages10
JournalCell Chemical Biology
Issue number10
Early online date19-Jul-2020
Publication statusPublished - 15-Oct-2020


  • Mimicry
  • NRPs
  • RiPPs
  • antimicrobials
  • biosynthetic
  • brevicidine
  • lanthipeptide

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