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Antibiotic BMY 28662; Antibiotic BU 3845T
Quinaldopeptin is a quinomycin antibiotic isolated from an Amycolatopsis sp. with strong antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity. The symmetric cyclic peptide structure of Quinaldopeptin contains two intercalating naphtyl moieties which produce a bis-intercalation of DNA base pairs, creating DNA crosslinks and disturbing natural DNA processes. Quinaldopeptin is demonstrated to have high efficacy against gram-positive bacteria and cultured B16 melanoma cells. Quinaldopeptin is related to sandramycin and luzopeptins.
What does fermentation mean? Fermentation (from latin fermentare) is generally defined as a conversion of material under aerobic or anaerobic conditions influenced by micro-organisms. "Micro-organism" is a collective term for usually ...