Genome mining has unlocked a veritable treasure chest of natural compounds. However, each family of natural products requires a genome-mining approach tailored to its unique features to be successful. Lasso peptides are ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified products with a unique three-dimensional structure. Advances in the understanding of these molecules have informed the design of strategies to identify new members of the class in sequenced genomes. This review presents the bioinformatic methods used to discover novel lasso peptides and describes how such analyses have afforded insights into the biosynthesis and evolution of this peptide class.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology