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Tyrocidine synthetase

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tyrocidine synthetase

(Science: enzyme) Consists of 3 multifunctional enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of the cyclic decapeptide tyrocidine; tyrocidine synthetase 1 activates the phenylalanine and racemises it; tyrocidine sythetase 2 activates proline, phenylalanine and phenylalanine in positions 2,3 and 4 and racemises phenylalanine at position 4; tyrocidine synthetase 3 catalyses the activation of the remaining 6 amino acids; see also tyrocidine synthetase 1

Registry number: EC 6.3.2.-

Synonym: tycb gene product, tycc gene product