Discovery and Biosynthesis of Streptosactin, a Sactipeptide with an Alternative Topology Encoded by Commensal Bacteria in the Human Microbiome.

TitleDiscovery and Biosynthesis of Streptosactin, a Sactipeptide with an Alternative Topology Encoded by Commensal Bacteria in the Human Microbiome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBushin, LB, Covington, BC, Rued, BE, Federle, MJ, Seyedsayamdost, MR
JournalJ Am Chem Soc
Volume142
Issue38
Pagination16265-16275
Date Published2020 09 23
ISSN1520-5126
KeywordsHumans, Microbiota, Molecular Structure, Pore Forming Cytotoxic Proteins, Streptococcus thermophilus
Abstract

<p>Mammalian microbiomes encode thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) and represent a new frontier in natural product research. We recently found an abundance of quorum sensing-regulated BGCs in mammalian microbiome streptococci that code for ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs) and contain one or more radical S-adenosylmethionine (RaS) enzymes, a versatile superfamily known to catalyze some of the most unusual reactions in biology. In the current work, we target a widespread group of streptococcal RiPP BGCs and elucidate both the reaction carried out by its encoded RaS enzyme and identify its peptide natural product, which we name streptosactin. Streptosactin is the first sactipeptide identified from spp.; it contains two sequential four amino acid sactionine macrocycles, an unusual topology for this compound family. Bioactivity assays reveal potent but narrow-spectrum activity against the producing strain and its closest relatives that carry the same BGC, suggesting streptosactin may be a long-suspected fratricidal agent of . Our results highlight mammalian streptococci as a rich source of unusual enzymatic chemistries and bioactive natural products.</p>

DOI10.1021/jacs.0c05546
Alternate JournalJ Am Chem Soc
PubMed ID32845143