skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Broad spectrum antibiotic compounds and use thereof

Abstract

The discovery of a non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) gene cluster in the genome of Clostridium thermocellum that produces a secondary metabolite that is assembled outside of the host membrane is described. Also described is the identification of homologous NRPS gene clusters from several additional microorganisms. The secondary metabolites produced by the NRPS gene clusters exhibit broad spectrum antibiotic activity. Thus, antibiotic compounds produced by the NRPS gene clusters, and analogs thereof, their use for inhibiting bacterial growth, and methods of making the antibiotic compounds are described.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1260252
Patent Number(s):
9,382,294
Application Number:
14/771,710
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Koglin, Alexander, and Strieker, Matthias. Broad spectrum antibiotic compounds and use thereof. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Koglin, Alexander, & Strieker, Matthias. Broad spectrum antibiotic compounds and use thereof. United States.
Koglin, Alexander, and Strieker, Matthias. Tue . "Broad spectrum antibiotic compounds and use thereof". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1260252.
@article{osti_1260252,
title = {Broad spectrum antibiotic compounds and use thereof},
author = {Koglin, Alexander and Strieker, Matthias},
abstractNote = {The discovery of a non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) gene cluster in the genome of Clostridium thermocellum that produces a secondary metabolite that is assembled outside of the host membrane is described. Also described is the identification of homologous NRPS gene clusters from several additional microorganisms. The secondary metabolites produced by the NRPS gene clusters exhibit broad spectrum antibiotic activity. Thus, antibiotic compounds produced by the NRPS gene clusters, and analogs thereof, their use for inhibiting bacterial growth, and methods of making the antibiotic compounds are described.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 05 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Jul 05 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Nonribosomal peptide synthetases: structures and dynamics
journal, April 2010

  • Strieker, Matthias; Tanović, Alan; Marahiel, Mohamed A.
  • Current Opinion in Structural Biology, Vol. 20, Issue 2, p. 234-240
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.sbi.2010.01.009