We report the reaction catalyzed by QmpB, a new radical S-adenosylmethionine enzyme encoded by a ribosomal peptide natural product gene cluster in Streptococcus suis. Using isotopic labeling, site-directed mutagenesis, high-resolution mass spectrometry, and multidimensional NMR spectroscopy, we show that QmpB installs two 9-membered ring sactionine bridges, connecting a Cys residue with an upstream Asn via an α-thioether bridge, with the two macrocycles separated by a single residue. QmpB is only the second type II sactionine synthase characterized to date.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry