Heterologous production of a new lasso peptide brevunsin in Sphingomonas subterranea

  • Shinya KodaniEmail author
  • Hikaru Hemmi
  • Yuto Miyake
  • Issara Kaweewan
  • Hiroyuki Nakagawa
Natural Products - Original Paper


A shuttle vector pHSG396Sp was constructed to perform gene expression using Sphingomonas subterranea as a host. A new lasso peptide biosynthetic gene cluster, derived from Brevundimonas diminuta, was amplified by PCR and integrated to afford a expression vector pHSG396Sp-12697L. The new lasso peptide brevunsin was successfully produced by S. subterranea, harboring the expression vector, with a high production yield (10.2 mg from 1 L culture). The chemical structure of brevunsin was established by NMR and MS/MS experiments. Based on the information obtained from the NOE experiment, the three-dimensional structure of brevunsin was determined, which indicated that brevunsin possessed a typical lasso structure. This expression vector system provides a new heterologous production method for unexplored lasso peptides that are encoded by bacterial genomes.


Lasso peptide Heterologous production Sphingomonas subterranea Brevundimonas diminuta NMR 



This study was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science by Grants-in-aids (Grant number 16K01913). We thank Ms. Tomoko Sato for measurement of MS/MS data.

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of AgricultureAcademic Institute, Shizuoka UniversityShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Integrated Science and TechnologyShizuoka UniversityShizuokaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyShizuoka UniversityShizuokaJapan
  4. 4.Food Research Institute, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)IbarakiJapan
  5. 5.Advanced Analysis CenterNational Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)IbarakiJapan

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