Editor-in-Chief: Brüne, Bernhard
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PqsA is required for the biosynthesis of 2,4-dihydroxyquinoline (DHQ), a newly identified metabolite produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia thailandensis
A new metabolite, 2,4-dihydroxyquinoline (DHQ), was identified in cultures of the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia thailandensis. We found that the biosynthesis of DHQ correlates with the presence of a functional PqsA, which is a product of the pqsABCDE operon responsible for the synthesis of 4-hydroxy-2-alkylquinolines (HAQs) in P. aeruginosa. However, DHQ is not a degradation product or precursor of HAQs. This finding sheds some light on the poorly understood biosynthesis pathway of HAQs, which includes important communication signals regulating the expression of virulence factors.
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