Researcher in the laboratory

Microbial Natural Products

Prof Dr Rolf Müller

Natural products of microbial origin continue to be a promising source for the development of novel pharmaceuticals. Our department focuses on the discovery, as well as the biotechnological engineering and production of myxobacterial natural products with antimicrobial properties.

Our research and approach

Myxobacteria are capable of producing a plenitude of natural products with high structural and functional diversity. Accordingly, we find myxobacterial substances acting against all kinds of organisms, ranging from bacteria and fungi to mammalian cells or even viruses. We apply activity- and structure-guided approaches to identify bioactive compounds, but also use modern genome mining tools to shed light on the hidden biosynthetic potential of underexplored myxobacteria. Following their identification, we structurally characterize novel compounds and solve the molecular mechanisms underlying their biosynthesis and mode of action. This provides vital information for the biotechnological and chemical improvement of these substances. Our goal is to generate and develop hit and lead compounds, which are eventually transferred to the clinic. We have successfully established an in-house strain collection containing more than 10.000 unique myxobacterial strains, isolated from places all over the world. This collection is continuously expanded and represents the basis of our pursuit for exciting novel chemistry.

Team members

Ellen Merckel

Ellen Merckel


Carsten Volz

Dr Carsten Volz

Lab Manager

Jeenu Joy

Jeenu Joy


Taizong Wu

Taizong Wu


Alexander Voltz

Alexander Voltz

PhD Student

Alison Müller

Alison Müller

PhD Student

Anna Kastner

Anna Kastner

PhD Student

Anna-Lena Huber

Anna-Lena Huber

PhD Student

Christoph Porten

Christoph Porten

PhD Student

Clemens Schumm

Clemens Schumm

PhD Student

Felix Deschner

Felix Deschner

PhD Student

Franziska Fries

Franziska Fries

PhD Student

Huixin Xu

Huixin Xu

PhD Student

Jessica Lamber

Jessica Lamber

PhD Student

Kai Schließmann

Kai Schließmann

PhD Student

Laxmi Neupane

Laxmi Neupane

PhD Student

Lilu Liu

Lilu Liu

PhD Student

Márió Széles

Márió Széles

PhD Student

Philipp Donate

Philipp Donate

PhD Student

Roman Reberšek

Roman Reberšek

PhD Student

Selina Deckarm

Selina Deckarm

PhD Student

Shuqin Liu

Shuqin Liu

PhD Student

Simon Cremers

Simon Cremers

PhD Student

Timo Risch

Timo Risch

PhD Student

Alexandra Amann

Alexandra Amann

Technical Assistant

Carole Baumann

Dr Carole Baumann

Technical Assistant

Irene Kochems

Irene Kochems

Technical Assistant

Karsten Mayr

Karsten Mayr

Technical Assistant

Kathrin Andres

Kathrin Andres

Technical Assistant

Mirjam Weil

Mirjam Weil

Technical Assistant

Nina Gampfer

Nina Gampfer

Technical Assistant

Sabine Backes

Sabine Backes

Technical Assistant

Stefanie Neuber

Stefanie Neuber

Technical Assistant

Verena Qallaku

Verena Qallaku

Technical Assistant

Viktoria George

Viktoria George

Technical Assistant

Besnik Qallaku

Besnik Qallaku

Laboratory Assistant

Research projects

Isolation of New Myxobacteria for Anti-infective Research

Inspired by the diversity of uncultured myxobacteria found by metagenomics, our isolation strategy focuses on bringing these microorganisms to cultivations in the laboratory. The search for these bacteria is boundless to types of samples, environments, and geographical locations. However, we are especially interested in under-explored environments (e.g. oceans) and as well as those habitats with high microbial diversity and interactions to compete for nutrients and territoriality (e.g. forest soils). Myxobacteria are an outstanding source of bioactive compounds. Our previous studies have shown that phylogenetically distant myxobacterial taxa are especially likely to produce novel compounds. Thus, our isolation is aimed towards the “uncultured” taxa, which harbour a high potential for the discovery of novel anti-infectives. Culture conditions in the laboratory are adjusted to the sample to support the growth of contained myxobacteria and allow for the production of secondary metabolites. Successfully isolated strains are subjected to intense physiological characterization, growth optimization, and fermentation to screen these strains for bioactive compounds. We also perform genome sequencing to correlate the compounds with the respective genes and unveil further metabolites hidden in the genome. In the last two years, we also started exploring different regions of Saarland for novel myxobacteria. The local public is invited to assist HIPS scientists with collecting soil samples via the citizen science project “Sample’ das Saarland” 




Isolation of Fidaxomicin and Shunt Metabolites from Actinoplanes deccanensis

Jung E, Hunter M, Dorst A, Major A, Teofilovic T, Müller R, Gademann K (2024)

HCADOI: 10.1002/hlca.202400013

The Peptide Antibiotic Corramycin Adopts a β-Hairpin-like Structure and Is Inactivated by the Kinase ComG

Adam S, Fries F, Tesmar A, Rasheed S, Deckarm S, Sousa C, Reberšek R, Risch T, Mancini S, Herrmann J, …, Kalinina O, Müller R (2024)

J. Am. Chem. Soc.DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c13208

Nitroxoline resistance is associated with significant fitness loss and diminishes in vivo virulence of Escherichia coli

Deschner F, Risch T, Baier C, Schlüter D, Herrmann J, Müller R (2024)

Microbiology Spectrum 12 (1)DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.03079-23

New myxobacteria of the Myxococcaceae clade produce angiolams with antiparasitic activities

Walesch S, Garcia R, Mahmoud A, Panter F, Bollenbach S, Mäser P, Kaiser M, Krug D, Müller R (2024)

Microbiology SpectrumDOI: 10.1128/spectrum.03689-23

Mining the microbiota for antibiotics

Beemelmanns C, Keller A, Müller R (2024)

Nat. Microbiol. 9 (1): 13-14DOI: 10.1038/s41564-023-01568-8

Elucidation of unusual biosynthesis and DnaN-targeting mode of action of potent anti-tuberculosis antibiotics Mycoplanecins

Fu C, Liu Y, Walt C, Rasheed S, Bader C, Lukat P, Neuber M, Haeckl F, Blankenfeldt W, Kalinina O, Müller R (2024)

Nat Commun 15 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-44953-5


Inhibitors of the Elastase LasB for the Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lung Infections

Konstantinovic J, Kany A, Alhayek A, Abdelsamie A, Sikandar A, Voos K, Yao Y, Andreas A, Shafiei R, Loretz B, …, Haupenthal J, Hirsch A (2023)

ACS Cent. Sci. 9 (12): 2205-2215DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.3c01102

Molecular replacement for small-molecule crystal structure determination from X-ray and electron diffraction data with reduced resolution

Gorelik T, Lukat P, Kleeberg C, Blankenfeldt W, Mueller R (2023)

Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations and advances 79 (Pt 6): 504-514DOI: 10.1107/S2053273323008458

Darobactine: eine neue Antibiotikaklasse in Entwicklung

Seyfert C, Porten C, Müller R (2023)

Biospektrum 29 (5): 539-541DOI: 10.1007/s12268-023-1988-6

Tartrolon sensing and detoxification by the Listeria monocytogenes timABR resistance operon

Engelgeh T, Herrmann J, Jansen R, Müller R, Halbedel S (2023)

BookDOI: 10.1101/2023.07.27.550809

New Genetically Engineered Derivatives of Antibacterial Darobac-tins Underpin their Potential for Antibiotic Development

Seyfert C, Müller A, Walsh D, Birkelbach J, Kany A, Porten C, Yuan B, Krug D, Herrmann J, Marlovits T, Hirsch A, Müller R (2023)

BookDOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-24tmj

Impact of Drug Administration Routes on the In Vivo Efficacy of the Natural Product Sorangicin a Using a Staphylococcus aureus Infection Model in Zebrafish Embryos

Fries F, Kany A, Rasheed S, Hirsch A, Müller R, Herrmann J (2023)

International journal of molecular sciences 24 (16)DOI: 10.3390/ijms241612791

Optimization of Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Drug Metabolism and Distribution Studies in the Zebrafish Larvae Model: A Case Study with the Opioid Antagonist Naloxone

Park Y, Meyer M, Müller R, Herrmann J (2023)

International journal of molecular sciences 24 (12)DOI: 10.3390/ijms241210076

Revision of the Absolute Configurations of Chelocardin and Amidochelocardin

Sikandar A, Popoff A, Jumde R, Mándi A, Kaur A, Elgaher W, Rosenberger L, Hüttel S, Jansen R, Hunter M, …, Kurtán T, Müller R (2023)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202306437

Quantification of Plasmodium falciparum HRP-2 as an alternative method to 3Hhypoxanthine incorporation to measure the parasite reduction ratio in vitro

Carvalho L, Niepoth E, Mavraj-Husejni A, Kreidenweiss A, Herrmann J, Müller R, Knaab T, Burckhardt B, Kurz T, Held J (2023)

Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 62 (3)DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2023.106894

Schatztruhe Menschliches Mikrobiom: Wie Naturstoffe Uns Beeinflus...: Ingenta Connect

Schumm C, Donate P, Hegemann J, Keller A, Beemelmanns C, Müller R (2023)

Pharmakon 11 (4): 290-297DOI: 10.1691/pn.20230032

The Disorazole Z Family of Highly Potent Anticancer Natural Products from Sorangium cellulosum: Structure, Bioactivity, Biosynthesis, and Heterologous Expression

Gao Y, Birkelbach J, Fu C, Herrmann J, Irschik H, Morgenstern B, Hirschfelder K, Li R, Zhang Y, Jansen R, Müller R (2023)

Microbiology SpectrumDOI: 10.1128/spectrum.00730-23

Unusual peptide-binding proteins guide pyrroloindoline alkaloid formation in crocagin biosynthesis

Adam S, Zheng D, Klein A, Volz C, Mullen W, Shirran S, Smith B, Kalinina O, Müller R, Koehnke J (2023)

Nature chemistry 15 (4): 560-568DOI: 10.1038/s41557-023-01153-w

Insights into the biosynthesis of icumazole, unveiling a distinctive family of crotonyl-CoA carboxylase/reductase

Xie F, Kiefer A, Hirsch A, Kalinina O, Fu C, Müller R (2023)

Cell Reports Physical Science 4 (5)DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2023.101394

Genome-Guided Discovery of the Myxobacterial Thiolactone-Containing Sorangibactins

Gao Y, Walt C, Bader C, Müller R (2023)

ACS chemical biology 18 (4): 924-932DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.3c00063

Evaluation of extraction methods for untargeted metabolomic studies for future applications in zebrafish larvae infection models

Schippers P, Rasheed S, Park Y, Risch T, Wagmann L, Hemmer S, Manier S, Müller R, Herrmann J, Meyer M (2023)

Sci. Rep. 13 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-34593-y

Structure Elucidation and Biosynthesis of Nannosterols A and B, Myxobacterial Sterols from Nannocystis sp. MNa10993

Akone S, Hug J, Kaur A, Garcia R, Müller R (2023)

Journal of natural products 86 (4): 915-923DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.2c01143

The natural product chlorotonil A preserves colonization resistance and prevents relapsing Clostridioides difficile infection

Bublitz A, Brauer M, Wagner S, Hofer W, Müsken M, Deschner F, Lesker T, Neumann-Schaal M, Paul L, Nübel U, …, Fuchs T, Strowig T (2023)

Cell Host MicrobeDOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2023.04.003

The Myxobacterial Antibiotic Myxovalargin: Biosynthesis, Structural Revision, Total Synthesis, and Molecular Characterization of Ribosomal Inhibition

Koller T, Scheid U, Kösel T, Herrmann J, Krug D, Boshoff H, Beckert B, Evans J, Schlemmer J, Sloan B, …, Wilson D, Müller R (2023)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 145 (2): 851-863DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c08816

Fighting antibiotic resistance-strategies and (pre)clinical developments to find new antibacterials

Walesch S, Birkelbach J, Jézéquel G, Haeckl F, Hegemann J, Hesterkamp T, Hirsch A, Hammann P, Müller R (2023)

EMBO reports 24 (1)DOI: 10.15252/embr.202256033


Total In Vitro Biosynthesis of the Thioamitide Thioholgamide and Investigation of the Pathway

Sikandar A, Lopatniuk M, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R, Koehnke J (2022)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 144 (11): 5136-5144DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c00402

Crystal structure of natural product argyrin-D determined by 3D electron diffraction

Gorelik T, Tehrani K, Gruene T, Monecke T, Niessing D, Kaiser U, Blankenfeldt W, Müller R (2022)

CrystEngComm 24 (33): 5885-5889DOI: 10.1039/D2CE00707J

Persicamidines-Unprecedented Sesquarterpenoids with Potent Antiviral Bioactivity against Coronaviruses

Keller L, Oueis E, Kaur A, Safaei N, Kirsch S, Gunesch A, Haid S, Rand U, Cicin-Šain L, Fu C, …, Pietschmann T, Müller R (2022)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202214595

Darobactins Exhibiting Superior Antibiotic Activity by Cryo-EM Structure Guided Biosynthetic Engineering

Seyfert C, Porten C, Yuan B, Deckarm S, Panter F, Bader C, Coetzee J, Deschner F, Tehrani K, Higgins P, …, Herrmann J, Müller R (2022)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202214094

Current Developments in Antibiotic Discovery – Global Microbial Diversity as Source for Evolutionary Optimized Anti-infectives

Hegemann J, Birkelbach J, Walesch S, Müller R (2022)

EMBO Rep. published concurrently

Large-Scale Interlaboratory DI-FT-ICR MS Comparability Study Employing Various Systems

Forcisi S, Moritz F, Thompson C, Kanawati B, Uhl J, Afonso C, Bader C, Barsch A, Boughton B, Chu R, …, Laukien F, Schmitt-Kopplin P (2022)

Journal of the American Society for Mass SpectrometryDOI: 10.1021/jasms.2c00082

Total synthesis of Myxoprincomide, a secondary metabolite from Myxococcus xanthus

Kohr M, Walt C, Dastbaz J, Müller R, Kazmaier U (2022)

Org. Biomol. Chem.DOI: 10.1039/d2ob02021a

Pineapple Lectin AcmJRL binds SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein in a carbohydrate-dependent fashion

Meiers J, Dastbaz J, Adam S, Rasheed S, Kirsch S, Meiser P, Gross P, Müller R, Titz A (2022)

Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biologyDOI: 10.1002/cbic.202200463

Expanding the Ajudazol Cytotoxin Scaffold: Insights from Genome Mining, Biosynthetic Investigations, and Novel Derivatives

Zeng H, Birkelbach J, Hoffmann J, Popoff A, Volz C, Müller R (2022)

Journal of natural productsDOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.2c00637

Discovery, Biosynthesis and Biological Activity of a Succinylated Myxochelin from the Myxobacterial strain MSr12020

Okoth D, Hug J, Garcia R, Müller R (2022)

BookDOI: 10.20944/preprints202209.0147.v1

Thiamyxins: Structure and Biosynthesis of Myxobacterial RNA-Virus Inhibitors

Haack P, Harmrolfs K, Bader C, Garcia R, Gunesch A, Haid S, Popoff A, Voltz A, Kim H, Bartenschlager R, Pietschmann T, Müller R (2022)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202212946

Structure Elucidation, Total Synthesis, Antibacterial In Vivo Efficacy and Biosynthesis Proposal of Myxobacterial Corramycin

Couturier C, Groß S, Tesmar A, Hoffmann J, Deckarm S, Fievet A, Dubarry N, Taillier T, Pöverlein C, Stump H, …, Müller R, Renard S (2022)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202210747

Systematic cross-biospecimen evaluation of DNA extraction kits for long- and short-read multi-metagenomic sequencing studies

Rehner J, Schmartz G, Groeger L, Dastbaz J, Ludwig N, Hannig M, Rupf S, Seitz B, Flockerzi E, Berger T, …, Keller A, Müller R (2022)

Genomics Proteomics BioinformaticsDOI: 10.1016/j.gpb.2022.05.006

Three New Stigmatellin Derivatives Reveal Biosynthetic Insights of Its Side Chain Decoration

Okoth D, Hug J, Garcia R, Müller R (2022)

Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) 27 (14)DOI: 10.3390/molecules27144656

Beyond the approved: target sites and inhibitors of bacterial RNA polymerase from bacteria and fungi

Kirsch S, Haeckl F, Müller R (2022)

Nat. Prod. Rep.DOI: 10.1039/d1np00067e

Regio- and Stereoselective Epoxidation and Acidic Epoxide Opening of Antibacterial and Antiplasmodial Chlorotonils Yield Highly Potent Derivatives

Müller R, Hofer W, Oueis E, Abou Fayad A, Deschner F, Andreas A, Carvalho L, Hüttel S, Bernecker S, Pätzold L, …, Held J, Herrmann J (2022)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)DOI: 10.1002/anie.202202816

Induction of Liver Size Reduction in Zebrafish Larvae by the Emerging Synthetic Cannabinoid 4F-MDMB-BINACA and Its Impact on Drug Metabolism

Park Y, Dahlem C, Meyer M, Kiemer A, Müller R, Herrmann J (2022)

Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) 27 (4)DOI: 10.3390/molecules27041290

Myxobacteria of the Cystobacterineae Suborder Are Producers of New Vitamin K2 Derived Myxoquinones

Panter F, Popoff A, Garcia R, Krug D, Müller R (2022)

Microorganisms 10 (3)DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms10030534

Novel 2,4-disubstituted quinazoline analogs as antibacterial agents with improved cytotoxicity profile: Modification of the benzenoid part

Megahed S, Rasheed S, Herrmann J, El-Hossary E, El-Shabrawy Y, Abadi A, Engel M, Müller R, Abdel-Halim M, Hamed M (2022)

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 59DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2022.128531

New Deoxyenhygrolides from Plesiocystis pacifica Provide Insights into Butenolide Core Biosynthesis

Hug J, Kjaerulff L, Garcia R, Müller R (2022)

Marine drugs 20 (1)DOI: 10.3390/md20010072

Sandacrabins - Structurally Unique Antiviral RNA Polymerase Inhibitors from a Rare Myxobacterium

Bader C, Panter F, Garcia R, Tchesnokov E, Haid S, Walt C, Spröer C, Kiefer A, Götte M, Overmann J, Pietschmann T, Müller R (2022)

Chem. Eur. J. 28 (10)DOI: 10.1002/chem.202104484

Biotechnological production optimization of argyrins - a potent immunomodulatory natural product class

Pogorevc D, Müller R (2022)

Microbial Biotechnology 15 (1): 353-369DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13959


Towards the sustainable discovery and development of new antibiotics

Miethke M, Pieroni M, Weber T, Brönstrup M, Hammann P, Halby L, Arimondo P, Glaser P, Aigle B, Bode H, …, Moser H, Müller R (2021)

Nature reviews. Chemistry 5 (10): 726-749DOI: 10.1038/s41570-021-00313-1

Genome-Guided Discovery of the First Myxobacterial Biarylitide Myxarylin Reveals Distinct C-N Biaryl Crosslinking in RiPP Biosynthesis

Hug J, Frank N, Walt C, Šenica P, Panter F, Müller R (2021)

Molecules 26 (24)DOI: 10.3390/molecules26247483

Structure and Biosynthesis of Myxofacyclines: Unique Myxobacterial Polyketides Featuring Varing and Rare Heterocycles *

Popoff A, Hug J, Walesch S, Garcia R, Keller L, Müller R (2021)

Chem. Eur. J. 27 (67): 16654-16661DOI: 10.1002/chem.202103095

Expanding the Myxochelin Natural Product Family by Nicotinic Acid Containing Congeners

Frank N, Széles M, Akone S, Rasheed S, Hüttel S, Frewert S, Hamed M, Herrmann J, Schuler S, Hirsch A, Müller R (2021)

Molecules 26 (16)DOI: 10.3390/molecules26164929

Improved broad-spectrum antibiotics against Gram-negative pathogens via darobactin biosynthetic pathway engineering

Groß S, Panter F, Pogorevc D, Seyfert C, Deckarm S, Bader C, Herrmann J, Müller R (2021)

Chem. Sci. 12 (35): 11882-11893DOI: 10.1039/d1sc02725e

Sesbanimide R, a Novel Cytotoxic Polyketide Produced by Magnetotactic Bacteria

Awal R, Haack P, Bader C, Riese C, Schüler D, Müller R (2021)

mBio 12 (3)DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00591-21

Zebrafish: An Attractive Model to Study Staphylococcus aureus Infection and Its Use as a Drug Discovery Tool

Rasheed S, Fries F, Müller R, Herrmann J (2021)

Pharmaceuticals 14 (6)DOI: 10.3390/ph14060594

Structure and biosynthesis of sorangipyranone - a new γ-dihydropyrone from the myxobacterial strain MSr12020

Okoth D, Hug J, Mándi A, Kurtán T, Garcia R, Müller R (2021)

Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 48 (3-4)DOI: 10.1093/jimb/kuab029

Search for the Active Ingredients from a 2-Aminothiazole DMSO Stock Solution with Antimalarial Activity

Ropponen H, Bader C, Diamanti E, Illarionov B, Rottmann M, Fischer M, Witschel M, Müller R, Hirsch A (2021)

ChemMedChem 16 (13): 2089-2093DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.202100067

Synergizing the potential of bacterial genomics and metabolomics to find novel antibiotics

Panter F, Bader C, Müller R (2021)

Chem. Sci. 12 (17): 5994-6010DOI: 10.1039/d0sc06919a

In vivo and in vitro reconstitution of unique key steps in cystobactamid antibiotic biosynthesis

Groß S, Schnell B, Haack P, Auerbach D, Müller R (2021)

Nat Commun 12 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-21848-3

The Sandarazols are Cryptic and Structurally Unique Plasmid-Encoded Toxins from a Rare Myxobacterium*

Panter F, Bader C, Müller R (2021)

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 60 (15): 8081-8088DOI: 10.1002/anie.202014671

Natural products in drug discovery: advances and opportunities

Atanasov A, Zotchev S, Dirsch V, Supuran C (2021)

Nature reviews. Drug discovery 20 (3): 200-216DOI: 10.1038/s41573-020-00114-z

Expanding the Scope of Detectable Microbial Natural Products by Complementary Analytical Methods and Cultivation Systems

Bader C, Haack P, Panter F, Krug D, Müller R (2021)

Journal of natural products 84 (2): 268-277DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c00942

Kibdelosporangium persicum sp. nov., a new member of the Actinomycetes from a hot desert in Iran

Safaei N, Nouioui I, Mast Y, Zaburannyi N, Rohde M, Schumann P, Müller R, Wink J (2021)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 71 (2)DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004625


Characterization of bromelain indicates a molar excess of inhibitor vs. enzyme molecules, a Jacalin-like lectin and Maillard reaction products

Gross P, Seelert H, Meiser P, Müller R (2020)

Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 181DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2019.113075

The ROK like protein of Myxococcus xanthus DK1622 acts as a pleiotropic transcriptional regulator for secondary metabolism

Izzat S, Rachid S, Ajdidi A, El-Nakady Y, Liu X, Ye B, Müller R (2020)

J. Biotechnol. 311: 25-34DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2020.02.005

Human microbial metabolite mimicry as a strategy to expand the chemical space of potential drugs

Li H, Ranhotra H, Mani S, Dvorák Z, Sokol H, Müller R (2020)

Drug Discov. Today 25 (9): 1575-1579DOI: 10.1016/j.drudis.2020.06.007

Amidochelocardin Overcomes Resistance Mechanisms Exerted on Tetracyclines and Natural Chelocardin

Hennessen F, Miethke M, Zaburannyi N, Loose M, Lukežic T, Bernecker S, Hüttel S, Jansen R, Schmiedel J, Fritzenwanker M, …, Herrmann J, Müller R (2020)

Antibiotics 9 (9)DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics9090619

How to Study the Metabolism of New Psychoactive Substances for the Purpose of Toxicological Screenings-A Follow-Up Study Comparing Pooled Human Liver S9, HepaRG Cells, and Zebrafish Larvae

Wagmann L, Frankenfeld F, Park Y, Herrmann J, Fischmann S, Westphal F, Müller R, Flockerzi V, Meyer M (2020)

Frontiers in chemistry 8DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2020.00539

Natural Products Impacting DNA Methyltransferases and Histone Deacetylases

Akone S, Ntie-Kang F, Stuhldreier F, Ewonkem M, Noah A, Mouelle S, Müller R (2020)

Frontiers in pharmacology 11DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2020.00992

Heterologous expression of the atypical tetracycline chelocardin reveals the full set of genes required for its biosynthesis

Lukežic T, Pikl Š, Zaburannyi N, Remškar M, Petkovic H, Müller R (2020)

Microb. Cell Fact. 19 (1)DOI: 10.1186/s12934-020-01495-x

Corallopyronin A for short-course anti-wolbachial, macrofilaricidal treatment of filarial infections

Schiefer A, Hübner M, Krome A, Lämmer C, Ehrens A, Aden T, Koschel M, Neufeld H, Chaverra-Muñoz L, Jansen R, …, Pfarr K, Hoerauf A (2020)

PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 14 (12)DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008930

Leben und Überleben im Boden: Myxococcus xanthus ist Mikrobe des Jahres 2020

Volz C, Krug D, Müller R (2020)

Biol. Unserer Zeit 50 (6): 424-432DOI: 10.1002/biuz.202010721

Supercritical Fluid Extraction Enhances Discovery of Secondary Metabolites from Myxobacteria

Bader C, Neuber M, Panter F, Krug D, Müller R (2020)

Analytical chemistry 92 (23): 15403-15411DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c02995

An ambruticin-sensing complex modulates Myxococcus xanthus development and mediates myxobacterial interspecies communication

Marcos-Torres F, Volz C, Müller R (2020)

Nat Commun 11 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19384-7

Metabolic Profiling to Determine Bactericidal or Bacteriostatic Effects of New Natural Products using Isothermal Microcalorimetry

Cirnski K, Coetzee J, Herrmann J, Müller R (2020)

Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE (164)DOI: 10.3791/61703

Drug Administration Routes Impact the Metabolism of a Synthetic Cannabinoid in the Zebrafish Larvae Model

Park Y, Meyer M, Müller R, Herrmann J (2020)

Molecules 25 (19)DOI: 10.3390/molecules25194474

2-Hydroxysorangiadenosine: Structure and Biosynthesis of a Myxobacterial Sesquiterpene-Nucleoside

Okoth D, Hug J, Garcia R, Spröer C, Overmann J, Müller R (2020)

Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) 25 (11)DOI: 10.3390/molecules25112676

Biosynthesis of Cittilins, Unusual Ribosomally Synthesized and Post-translationally Modified Peptides from Myxococcus xanthus

Hug J, Dastbaz J, Adam S, Revermann O, Koehnke J, Krug D, Müller R (2020)

ACS chemical biology 15 (8): 2221-2231DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.0c00430

Bacteria as genetically programmable producers of bioactive natural products

Hug J, Krug D, Müller R (2020)

Nat. rev. chem. 4 (4): 172-193DOI: 10.1038/s41570-020-0176-1

Host Development for Heterologous Expression and Biosynthetic Studies of Myxobacterial Natural Products

Hug J, Müller R (2020)

In press: 149-216DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14818-8

Myxobakterielle Naturstofffabriken

Krug D, Garcia R, Müller R (2020)

Biospektrum 26 (1): 32-36DOI: 10.1007/s12268-020-1334-1

Dual-function chromogenic screening-based CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system for actinomycetes

Wang Q, Xie F, Tong Y, Habisch R, Yang B, Zhang L, Müller R, Fu C (2020)

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 104 (1): 225-239DOI: 10.1007/s00253-019-10223-4

In depth natural product discovery - Myxobacterial strains that provided multiple secondary metabolites

Bader C, Panter F, Müller R (2020)

Biotechnol Adv 39DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2019.107480


Ribosome-targeting antibiotics impair T cell effector function and ameliorate autoimmunity by blocking mitochondrial protein synthesis

Almeida L, Dhillon-LaBrooy A, Castro C, Ayele N, Bartel J, Carriche G, Guderian M, Lippens S, Dennerlein S, Hesse C, …, Moita L, Sparwasser T (2019)

Book 97DOI: 10.1101/832956

Clinical Resistome Screening of 1,110 Escherichia coli Isolates Efficiently Recovers Diagnostically Relevant Antibiotic Resistance Biomarkers and Potential Novel Resistance Mechanisms

Volz C, Ramoni J, Beisken S, Galata V, Keller A, Plum A, Posch A, Müller R (2019)

Front. Microbiol. 10DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01671

Polyunsaturated fatty acid production by Yarrowia lipolytica employing designed myxobacterial PUFA synthases

Gemperlein K, Dietrich D, Kohlstedt M, Zipf G, Bernauer H, Wittmann C, Wenzel S, Müller R (2019)

Nat. Commun. 10 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12025-8

Production of a Dibrominated Aromatic Secondary Metabolite by a Planctomycete Implies Complex Interaction with a Macroalgal Host

Panter F, Garcia R, Thewes A, Zaburannyi N, Bunk B, Overmann J, Gutierrez M, Krug D, Müller R (2019)

ACS Chem. Biol. 14 (accepted // 12): 2713-2719DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00641

Production optimization and biosynthesis revision of corallopyronin A, a potent anti-filarial antibiotic

Pogorevc D, Panter F, Schillinger C, Jansen R, Wenzel S, Müller R (2019)

Metab. Eng. 55: 201-211DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2019.07.010

Two Biosynthetic Pathways in Jahnella thaxteri for Thaxteramides, Distinct Types of Lipopeptides

Oueis E, Klefisch T, Zaburannyi N, Garcia R, Plaza A, Müller R (2019)

Org. Lett. 21 (14): 5407-5412DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01524

The role of protein-protein interactions in the biosynthesis of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides

Sikandar A, Koehnke J (2019)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 36 (11): 1576-1588DOI: 10.1039/C8NP00064F

Dedication: Heinz Floss and Christopher Walsh-pioneers in natural product chemical biology

Müller R, Wright G (2019)

Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 46 (3-4): 251-255DOI: 10.1007/s10295-019-02139-9

Engineering Atypical Tetracycline Formation in Amycolatopsis sulphurea for the Production of Modified Chelocardin Antibiotics

Lukežic T, Fayad A, Bader C, Harmrolfs K, Bartuli J, Groß S, Lešnik U, Hennessen F, Herrmann J, Pikl Š, Petkovic H, Müller R (2019)

ACS Chem. Biol. 14 (3): 468-477DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.8b01125

Armeniaspirol Antibiotic Biosynthesis: Chlorination and Oxidative Dechlorination Steps Affording Spiro4.4non-8-ene

Fu C, Xie F, Hoffmann J, Wang Q, Bauer A, Brönstrup M, Mahmud T, Müller R (2019)

ChemBioChem 20 (6): 764-769DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201800791

Heterologous expression of bacterial natural product biosynthetic pathways

Huo L, Hug J, Fu C, Bian X, Zhang Y, Müller R (2019)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 36: 1412-1436DOI: 10.1039/C8NP00091C

Genome mining reveals uncommon alkylpyrones as type III PKS products from myxobacteria

Hug J, Panter F, Krug D, Müller R (2019)

J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 46 (3-4): 319-334DOI: 10.1007/s10295-018-2105-6

Class I Methyltransferase VioH Catalyzes Unusual S-Adenosyl-l-methionine Cyclization Leading to 4-Methylazetidinecarboxylic Acid Formation during Vioprolide Biosynthesis

Yan F, Müller R (2019)

ACS Chem. Biol. 14 (1): 99-105DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.8b00958

Novel Methoxymethacrylate Natural Products Uncovered by Statistics-Based Mining of the Myxococcus fulvus Secondary Metabolome

Panter F, Krug D, Müller R (2019)

ACS Chem. Biol. 14 (1): 88-98DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.8b00948


Iterative Methylations Resulting in the Biosynthesis of the t-Butyl Group Catalyzed by a B12-Dependent Radical SAM Enzyme in Cystobactamid Biosynthesis

Wang Y, Schnell B, Müller R, Begley T (2018)

Methods in enzymology 606: 199-216DOI: 10.1016/bs.mie.2018.05.018

Adaptation of a Bacterial Multidrug Resistance System Revealed by the Structure and Function of AlbA

Sikandar A, Cirnski K, Testolin G, Volz C, Brönstrup M, Kalinina O, Müller R, Koehnke J (2018)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (48): 16641-16649DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08895

Characterization of an Unusual Glycerate Esterification Process in Vioprolide Biosynthesis

Auerbach D, Yan F, Zhang Y, Müller R (2018)

ACS Chem. Biol. 13 (11): 3123-3130DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.8b00826

Biocompatible bacteria-derived vesicles show inherent antimicrobial activity

Schulz E, Goes A, Garcia R, Panter F, Koch M, Müller R, Fuhrmann K, Fuhrmann G (2018)

Journal of Controlled Release 290: 46-55DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2018.09.030

A polyphasic approach leads to seven new species of the cellulose-decomposing genus Sorangium, Sorangium ambruticinum sp. nov., Sorangium arenae sp. nov., Sorangium bulgaricum sp. nov., Sorangium dawidii sp. nov., Sorangium kenyense sp. nov., Sorangium orientale sp. nov. and Sorangium reichenbachii sp. nov

Mohr K, Wolf C, Nübel U, Szafranska A, Steglich M, Hennessen F, Gemperlein K, Kämpfer P, Martin K, Müller R, Wink J (2018)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 68 (11)DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.003034

Activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome by hyaboron, a new asymmetric boron-containing macrodiolide from the Myxobacterium Hyalangium minutum

Surup F, Chauhan D, Niggemann J, Bartok E, Herrmann J, Koeck M, Zander W, Stadler M, Hornung V, Müller R (2018)

ACS Chem. Biol. 13 (10): 2981-2988DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.8b00659

Metabolic and Biosynthetic Diversity in Marine Myxobacteria

Gemperlein K, Zaburannyi N, Garcia R, La Clair J, Müller R (2018)

Mar. Drugs 16 (9)DOI: 10.3390/md16090314

Future Directions of Marine Myxobacterial Natural Product Discovery Inferred from Metagenomics

Garcia R, La Clair J, Müller R (2018)

Mar. Drugs 16 (9)DOI: 10.3390/md16090303

Simulacricoccus ruber gen. nov., sp. nov., a microaerotolerant, non-fruiting, myxospore-forming soil myxobacterium and emended description of the family Myxococcaceae

Garcia R, Müller R (2018)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 68 (10): 3101-3110DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002936

Structure, Total Synthesis, and Biosynthesis of Chloromyxamides: Myxobacterial Tetrapeptides Featuring an Uncommon 6-Chloromethyl-5-methoxypipecolic Acid Building Block

Gorges J, Panter F, Kjaerulff L, Hoffmann T, Kazmaier U, Müller R (2018)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 57 (43): 14270-14275DOI: 10.1002/anie.201808028

Concepts and Methods to Access Novel Antibiotics from Actinomycetes

Hug J, Bader C, Remškar M, Cirnski K, Müller R (2018)

Antibiotics 7 (2)DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics7020044

Self-resistance guided genome mining uncovers new topoisomerase inhibitors from myxobacteria

Panter F, Krug D, Baumann S, Müller R (2018)

Chem. Sci. 9 (21): 4898-4908DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01325J

Biosynthesis and Heterologous Production of Vioprolides: Rational Biosynthetic Engineering and Unprecedented 4-Methylazetidinecarboxylic Acid Formation

Yan F, Auerbach D, Chai Y, Keller L, Tu Q, Hüttel S, Glemser A, Grab H, Bach T, Zhang Y, Müller R (2018)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 57 (28): 8754-8759DOI: 10.1002/anie.201802479

Octapeptins: lipopeptide antibiotics against multidrug-resistant superbugs

Abou Fayad A, Herrmann J, Müller R (2018)

Cell Chem. Biol. 25 (4): 351-353DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2018.04.003

Nannocystis konarekensis sp. nov., a novel myxobacterium from an Iranian desert

Mohr K, Moradi A, Glaeser S, Kämpfer P, Gemperlein K, Nübel U, Schumann P, Müller R, Wink J (2018)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 68 (3): 721-729DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002569

Biosynthesis of the Klebsiella oxytoca Pathogenicity Factor Tilivalline: Heterologous Expression, in Vitro Biosynthesis, and Inhibitor Development

Tesmar A, Hoffmann M, Abou Fayad A, Hüttel S, Schmitt V, Herrmann J, Müller R (2018)

ACS Chem. Biol. 13 (3): 812-819DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00990

Crocadepsins-Depsipeptides from the Myxobacterium Chondromyces crocatus Found by a Genome Mining Approach

Surup F, Viehrig K, Rachid S, Plaza A, Maurer C, Hartmann R, Müller R (2018)

ACS Chem. Biol. 13 (1): 267-272DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00900

Homospermidine Lipids: A compound class specifically formed during fruiting body formation of Myxococcus xanthus DK1622

Hoffmann M, Auerbach D, Panter F, Hoffmann T, Dorrestein P, Müller R (2018)

ACS Chem. Biol. 13 (1): 273-280DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00816

Correlating chemical diversity with taxonomic distance for discovery of natural products in myxobacteria

Hoffmann T, Krug D, Bozkurt N, Duddela S, Jansen R, Garcia R, Gerth K, Steinmetz H, Müller R (2018)

Nat. Commun. 9 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03184-1

Production of myxopyronin and of its derivatives

Sucipto H, Sahner J, Wenzel S, Groh M, Hartmann R, Müller R (2018)

Patent (EP 2 994 535 B1)


Novel and revisited approaches in antituberculosis drug discovery

Herrmann J, Rybniker J, Müller R (2017)

Current opinion in biotechnology 48: 94-101DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2017.03.023

Synthetic biology approaches to establish a heterologous production system for coronatines

Gemperlein K, Hoffmann M, Huo L, Pilak P, Petzke L, Müller R, Wenzel S (2017)

Metab. Eng. 44: 213-222DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2017.09.009

Heterologous production of myxobacterial α-pyrone antibiotics in Myxococcus xanthus

Sucipto H, Pogorevc D, Luxenburger E, Wenzel S, Müller R (2017)

Metab. Eng. 44: 160-170DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2017.10.004

Thioholgamides: Thioamide-Containing Cytotoxic RiPP Natural Products

Kjaerulff L, Sikandar A, Zaburannyi N, Adam S, Herrmann J, Koehnke J, Müller R (2017)

ACS Chem. Biol. 12 (11): 2837-2841DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00676

Linoleic and palmitoleic acid block streptokinase-mediated plasminogen activation and reduce severity of invasive group A streptococcal infection

Rox K, Jansen R, Loof T, Gillen C, Bernecker S, Walker M, Chhatwal G, Müller R (2017)

Scientific Reports 7 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11276-z

Total Biosynthesis of the Pyrrolo4,2benzodiazepine Scaffold Tomaymycin on an In Vitro Reconstituted NRPS System

Tesmar A, Hoffmann M, Pippel J, Fayad A, Dausend-Werner S, Bauer A, Blankenfeldt W, Müller R (2017)

Cell Chem. Biol. 24 (10): 1216-1227DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2017.08.001

Biosynthesis of methyl-proline containing griselimycins, natural products with anti-tuberculosis activity

Lukat P, Katsuyama Y, Wenzel S, Binz T, König C, Blankenfeldt W, Brönstrup M, Müller R (2017)

Chem. Sci. 8 (11)DOI: 10.1039/C7SC02622F

Total syntheses of cystobactamids and structural confirmation of cystobactamid 919-2

Trauner D, Cheng B, Müller R (2017)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (26): 7407-7410DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705387

Pyxipyrrolones: Structure elucidation and biosynthesis of cytotoxic myxobacterial metabolites

Kjaerulff L, Raju R, Panter F, Scheid U, Garcia R, Herrmann J, Müller R (2017)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (32): 9614-9618DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704790

The natural product carolacton inhibits folate-dependent C1 metabolism by targeting FolD/MTHFD

Fu C, Sikandar A, Donner J, Zaburannyi N, Herrmann J, Reck M, Wagner-Döbler I, Koehnke J, Müller R (2017)

Nat Commun 8 (1)DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01671-5

Vitiosangium cumulatum gen. nov., sp. nov. and Vitiosangium subalbum sp. nov., soil myxobacteria, and emended descriptions of the genera Archangium and Angiococcus, and of the family Cystobacteraceae

Awal R, Garcia R, Gemperlein K, Wink J, Kunwar B, Parajuli N, Müller R (2017)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67 (5): 1422-1430DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001829

Disorazoles block group A streptococcal invasion into epithelial cells via interference with the host factor ezrin

Rox K, Rohde M, Chhatwal G, Müller R (2017)

Cell Chem. Biol. 24 (1): 159-170DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2016.12.011

Structure and biosynthesis of crocagins: polycyclic postranslationally modified ribosomal peptides from Chondromyces crocatus

Viehrig K, Surup F, Volz C, Herrmann J, Abou Fayad A, Adam S, Kohnke J, Trauner D, Müller R (2017)

Angew. Chem. (56): 1-5DOI: 10.1002/anie.201612640

Solving the puzzle of the one-carbon loss in ripostatin biosynthesis

Fu C, Auerbach D, Li Y, Scheid U, Luxenburger E, Garcia R, Irschik H, Müller R (2017)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 56 (8): 2192-2197DOI: 10.1002/anie.201609950

Natural products from myxobacteria: novel metabolites and bioactivities

Herrmann J, Fayad A, Müller R (2017)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 34 (2): 135-160DOI: 10.1039/C6NP00106H


Racemicystis persica sp. nov., a novel myxobacterium from Iranian soil

Wink J, Moradi A, Ebrahimipour G, Mohr K, Kämpfer P, Glaeser S, Hennessen F, Gemperlein K, Awal R, Wolf C, Müller R (2016)

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology epub ahead of printDOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001655

Heterologous expression of the plant cysteine protease bromelain and its inhibitor in Pichia pastoris

Luniak N, Meiser P, Burkart S, Müller R (2016)

Biotechnol Progress 33 (1): 54-65DOI: 10.1002/btpr.2405

Strategies for the discovery and development of new antibiotics from natural products: Three case studies

Herrmann J, Lukezic T, Kling A, Baumann S, Hüttel S, Petkovic H, Müller R (2016)

Contribution: 1-25DOI: 10.1007/82_2016_498

Structure and Substrate Recognition of the Bottromycin Maturation Enzyme BotP

Mann G, Huo L, Adam S, Nardone B, Vendome J, Westwood N, Muller R, Koehnke J (2016)

ChemBioChem 17 (23): 2286-2292DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201600406

Discovery of the first small-molecule CsrA-RNA interaction inhibitors using biophysical screening technologies

Maurer C, Fruth M, Empting M, Avrutina O, Hossmann J, Nadmid S, Gorges J, Herrmann J, Kazmaier U, Dersch P, Muller R, Hartmann R (2016)

Future medicinal chemistry 8 (9): 931-47DOI: 10.4155/fmc-2016-0033

Isolation, structure elucidation, and (bio)synthesis of Haprolid, a cell-type-specific myxobacterial cytotoxin

Steinmetz H, Li J, Fu C, Zaburannyi N, Kunze B, Harmrolfs K, Schmitt V, Herrmann J, Reichenbach H, Hofle G, Kalesse M, Müller R (2016)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 55 (34): 10113-7DOI: 10.1002/anie.201603288

Predicting the presence of uncommon elements in unknown biomolecules from isotope patterns

Meusel M, Hufsky F, Panter F, Krug D, Müller R, Böcker S (2016)

Anal. Chem. 88: 7556-7566DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b01015

Room temperature electrocompetent bacterial cells improve DNA transformation and recombineering efficiency

Tu Q, Yin J, Fu J, Herrmann J, Li Y, Yin Y, Stewart A, Müller R, Zhang Y (2016)

Sci. Rep. 6DOI: 10.1038/srep24648

Racemicystis crocea gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel soil myxobacterium in Polyangiaceae

Awal R, Garcia R, Müller R (2016)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (66)DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001045

RecET direct cloning and Redαβ recombineering of biosynthetic gene clusters, large operons or single genes for heterologous expression

Wang H, Li Z, Jia R, Hou Y, Yin J, Bian X, Li A, Muller R, Stewart A, Fu J, Zhang Y (2016)

Nat. Protoc. 11 (7): 1175-1190DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2016.054

Genetic engineering and heterologous expression of the disorazol biosynthetic gene cluster via Red/ET recombineering

Tu Q, Herrmann J, Hu S, Raju R, Bian X, Zhang Y, Müller R (2016)

Sci. Rep. 6DOI: 10.1038/srep21066

Genome analysis of the fruiting body forming myxobacterium Chondromyces crocatus reveals high potential for natural product Biosynthesis

Zaburannyi N, Bunk B, Maier J, Overmann J, Müller R (2016)

Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82 (6): 1945-57DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03011-15

Investigations to the antibacterial mechanism of action of kendomycin

Elnakady Y, Chatterjee I, Bischoff M, Rohde M, Josten M, Sahl H, Herrmann M, Müller R (2016)

PLoS ONE 11 (1): 1-18DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146165

Aetherobacter fasciculatus gen. nov., sp. nov. and Aetherobacter rufus gen. nov., sp. nov., two novel myxobacteria with promising biotechnological applications

Garcia R, Stadler M, Gemperlein K, Müller R (2016)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66: 928-938DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000813

Metabolic engineering of Pseudomonas putida for production of docosahexaenoic acid based on a myxobacterial PUFA synthase

Gemperlein K, Zipf G, Bernauer H, Müller R, Wenzel S (2016)

Metab. Eng. 33: 98-108DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2015.11.001


Synthetic pathway enzymes for the production of Argyrins

Müller R, Wenzel S, Garcia R (2015)

Patent (US9217169 B2)

Heterocyclyl-Butanamide Derivatives

Buchstaller H, Dorsch D (2015)

Patent (WO/2015/169421)

Two of a kind-The biosynthetic pathways of chlorotonil and anthracimycin

Jungmann K, Jansen R, Gerth K, Huch V, Krug D, Fenical W, Müller R (2015)

ACS Chem. Biol. 10 (11): 2480-2490DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.5b00523

Direct cloning and heterologous expression of the salinomycin biosynthetic gene cluster from Streptomyces albus DSM41398 in Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2)

Yin J, Hoffmann M, Bian X, Tu Q, Yan F, Xia L, Ding X, Stewart A, Müller R, Fu J, Zhang Y (2015)

Sci. Rep. 5DOI: 10.1038/srep15081

Production of the bengamide class of marine natural products in myxobacteria: biosynthesis and structure-activity relationships

Wenzel S, Hoffmann H, Zhang J, Debussche L, Haag-Richter S, Kurz M, Nardi F, Lukat P, Kochems I, Tietgen H, …, Müller R, Brönstrup M (2015)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 54 (51): 15560-4DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508277

Construction of a new class of tetracycline lead structures with potent antibacterial activity through biosynthetic engineering

Lešnik U, Lukežic T, Podgoršek A, Horvat J, Polak T, Šala M, Jenko B, Harmrolfs K, Ocampo-Sosa A, Martínez-Martínez L, …, Müller R, Petkovic H (2015)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 54 (13): 3937-3940DOI: 10.1002/anie.201411028

Pinensins: the first antifungal lantibiotics

Mohr K, Volz C, Jansen R, Wray V, Hoffmann J, Bernecker S, Wink J, Gerth K, Stadler M, Müller R (2015)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 127 (38): 11254-11258DOI: 10.1002/anie.201500927

Cystochromones, unusual chromone-containing polyketides from the myxobacterium Cystobacter sp. MCy9104

Nadmid S, Plaza A, Garcia R, Müller R (2015)

J. Nat. Prod. 78 (8): 2023-8DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b00343

Macyranones: Structure, Biosynthesis, and Binding Mode of an Unprecedented Epoxyketone that Targets the 20S Proteasome

Keller L, Plaza A, Dubiella C, Groll M, Kaiser M, Müller R (2015)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (25): 8121-30DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b03833

Biosynthetic studies of telomycin reveal new lipopeptides with enhanced activity

Fu C, Keller L, Bauer A, Brönstrup M, Froidbise A, Hammann P, Herrmann J, Mondesert G, Kurz M, Schiell M, …, Wink J, Müller R (2015)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (24): 7692-7705DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b01794

Targeting DnaN for tuberculosis therapy using novel griselimycins

Kling A, Lukat P, Almeida D, Bauer A, Fontaine E, Sordello S, Zaburannyi N, Herrmann J, Wenzel S, König C, …, Lagrange S, Müller R (2015)

Science 348 (6239): 1106-1112DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4690

In Vitro reconstitution of α-Pyrone ring formation in myxopyronin biosynthesis

Sucipto H, Sahner J, Prusov E, Wenzel S, Hartmann R, Koehnke J, Müller R (2015)

Chem. Sci. 6: 5076-5085DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01013F

Two more pieces of the colibactin genotoxin puzzle from Escherichia coli show incorporation of an unusual 1-aminocyclopropanecarboxylic acid moiety

Bian X, Plaza A, Zhang Y, Müller R (2015)

Chem. Sci. 6 (5): 3154-3160DOI: 10.1039/c5sc00101c

Synthesis and biological evaluation of cystobactamid 507: a bacterial topoisomerase inhibitor from Cystobacter sp

Moreno M, Elgaher W, Herrmann J, Schläger N, Hamed M, Baumann S, Müller R, Hartmann R, Kirschning A (2015)

Synlett 26 (9): 1175-1178DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1380509

Rational and efficient site-directed mutagenesis of adenylation domain alters relative yields of luminmide derivatives in vivo

Bian X, Plaza A, Yan F, Zhang Y, Müller R (2015)

Biotechnol. Bioeng. 112 (7): 1343-53DOI: 10.1002/bit.25560

Advanced mutasynthesis studies on the natural α-pyrone antibiotic myxopyronin from Myxococcus fulvus

Sahner J, Sucipto H, Wenzel S, Groh M, Hartmann R, Müller R (2015)

ChemBioChem 16: 946-953DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402666

Cystodienoic acid: A new diterpene isolated from the myxobacterium Cystobacter sp.

Raju R, Mohr K, Bernecker S, Herrmann J, Müller R (2015)

J. Antibiot. 68: 473-475DOI: 10.1038/ja.2015.8

Heterologous expression of an orphan NRPS gene cluster from Paenibacillus larvae in Escherichia coli revealed production of sevadicin

Tang Y, Frewert S, Harmrolfs K, Herrmann J, Karmann L, Kazmaier U, Xia L, Zhang Y, Müller R (2015)

J. Biotechnol. 194: 112-114DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.12.008

Aggregicoccus edonensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an unusually aggregating myxobacterium isolated from a soil sample

Sood S, Awal R, Wink J, Mohr K, Rohde M, Stadler M, Kämpfer P, Glaeser S, Schumann P, Garcia R, Müller R (2015)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65 (Pt 3): 745-753DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.061176-0


Cystobactamids: myxobacterial topoisomerase inhibitors exhibiting potent antibacterial activity

Baumann S, Herrmann J, Raju R, Steinmetz H, Mohr K, Hüttel S, Harmrolfs K, Stadler M, Müller R (2014)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53 (52): 14605-14609DOI: 10.1002/anie.201409964

Nannozinones and Sorazinones, Unprecedented Pyrazinones from Myxobacteria

Jansen R, Sood S, Mohr K, Kunze B, Irschik H, Stadler M, Müller R (2014)

J. Nat. Prod. 77 (11): 2545-2552DOI: 10.1021/np500632c

Improving natural products identification through targeted LC-MS/MS in an untargeted secondary metabolomics workflow

Hoffmann T, Krug D, Hüttel S, Müller R (2014)

Anal. Chem. 86 (21): 10780-10788DOI: 10.1021/ac502805w

Albaflavenol B, a new sesquiterpene isolated from the terrestrial actinomycete, Streptomyces sp.

Raju R, Gromyko O, Fedorenko V, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R (2014)

J. Antibiot. 68 (6): 286-288DOI: 10.1038/ja.2014.138

Disciformycins A and B: 12-membered macrolide glycoside antibiotics from the myxobacterium Pyxidicoccus fallax active against multiresistant staphylococci

Surup F, Viehrig K, Mohr K, Herrmann J, Jansen R, Müller R (2014)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 49 (53): 13588-13591DOI: 10.1002/anie.201406973

Minicystis rosea gen. nov., sp. nov., a polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich and steroid-producing soil myxobacterium

Garcia R, Gemperlein K, Müller R (2014)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 64 (Pt 11): 3733-3742DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.068270-0

Cystobactamid und Derivate als Antibiotika

Baumann S, Herrmann J, Mohr K, Steinmetz H, Gerth K, Raju R, Müller R (2014)

Patent (1451)

Antimalarial activity of the myxobacterial macrolide chlorotonil A

Held J, Gebru T, Kalesse M, Jansen R, Gerth K, Müller R, Mordmüller B (2014)

Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 58 (11): 6378-6384DOI: 10.1128/AAC.03326-14

Paenilarvins: Iturin family lipopeptides from the honey bee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae

Sood S, Steinmetz H, Beims H, Mohr K, Stadler M, Djukic M, Ohe W, Steinert M, Daniel R, Müller R (2014)

ChemBioChem 15 (13): 1947-1955DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402139

A highly unusual polyketide synthase directs dawenol polyene biosynthesis in Stigmatella aurantiaca

Oßwald C, Zaburannyi N, Burgard C, Hoffmann T, Wenzel S, Müller R (2014)

J. Biotechnol. 191: 54-63DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.07.447

Heterologous production of glidobactins/luminmycins in Escherichia coli nissle containing the glidobactin biosynthetic gene cluster from Burkholderia DSM7029

Bian X, Huang F, Wang H, Klefisch T, Müller R, Zhang Y (2014)

ChemBioChem 15 (15): 2221-2224DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402199

Targeting the actin cytoskeleton: selective anti-tumor action via trapping PKCå

Vollmar A, Förster F, Braig S, Moser C, Kubisch R, Busse J, Wagner E, Schmöckel E, Mayr D, Schmitt S, …, Zischka H, Müller R (2014)

Cell Death & Disease 5DOI: 10.1038/cddis.2014.363

Hyalachelins A-C, unusual siderophores isolated from the terrestrial myxobacterium Hyalangium minutum

Nadmid S, Plaza A, Lauro G, Garcia R, Bifulco G, Müller R (2014)

Org. Lett. 16 (16): 4130-4133DOI: 10.1021/ol501826a

Biosynthesis of crocacin involves an unusual hydrolytic release domain showing similarity to condensation domains

Müller S, Rachid S, Hoffmann T, Surup F, Volz C, Zaburannyi N, Müller R (2014)

Chem. Biol. 21 (7): 855-865DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2014.05.012

Hyafurones, hyapyrrolines, and hyapyrones: polyketides from Hyalangium minutum

Okanya P, Mohr K, Gerth K, Kessler W, Jansen R, Stadler M, Müller R (2014)

J. Nat. Prod. 77 (6): 1420-1429DOI: 10.1021/np500145f

Angiolactone, a new Butyrolactone isolated from the terrestrial myxobacterium, Angiococcus sp.

Raju R, Garcia R, Müller R (2014)

J. Antibiot. epub ahead of printDOI: 10.1038/ja.2014.55

Cystomanamides: structure and biosynthetic pathway of a family of glycosylated lipopeptides from myxobacteria

Etzbach L, Plaza A, Garcia R, Baumann S, Müller R (2014)

Org. Lett. 16 (9): 2414-2417DOI: 10.1021/ol500779s

Indothiazinone, an indolyl-thiazolyl-ketone from a novel myxobacterium belonging to the Sorangiineae

Jansen R, Mohr K, Bernecker S, Stadler M, Müller R (2014)

J. Nat. Prod. 77 (4): 1054-1060DOI: 10.1021/np500144t

Secondary metabolomics: the impact of mass spectrometry-based approaches on the discovery and characterization of microbial natural products

Krug D, Müller R (2014)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 31 (6): 768-783DOI: 10.1039/c3np70127a

Polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis in myxobacteria

Gemperlein K, Rachid S, Garcia R, Wenzel S, Müller R (2014)

Chem. Sci. 5 (5): 1733-1741DOI: 10.1039/C3SC53163E

Pyrronazols, metabolites from the myxobacteria Nannocystis pusilla and N. exedens, are unusual chlorinated pyrone-oxazole-pyrroles

Jansen R, Sood S, Huch V, Kunze B, Stadler M, Müller R (2014)

J. Nat. Prod. 77 (2): 320-326DOI: 10.1021/np400877r

Biosynthesis of magnetic nanostructures in a foreign organism by transfer of bacterial magnetosome gene clusters

Kolinko I, Lohße A, Borg S, Raschdorf R, Jogler C, Tu Q, Pósfai M, Tompa E, Plitzko J, Brachmann A, …, Zhang Y, Schüler D (2014)

Nat. Nanotechnol. 9 (3): 193-197DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2014.13

Oleamycins A and B: new antibacterial cyclic hexadepsipeptides isolated from a terrestrial Streptomyces sp.

Raju R, Gromyko O, Andriy B, Fedorenko V, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R (2014)

Journal of Antibiotics (Tokyo) 67 (4): 339-343DOI: 10.1038/ja.2014.1

Improved seamless mutagenesis by recombineering using ccdB for counterselection

Wang H, Bian X, Xia L, Ding X, Müller R, Zhang Y, Fu J, Stewart A (2014)

Nucleic Acids Res. 42 (5)DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt1339

Modular Construction of a Functional Artificial Epothilone Polyketide Pathway

Oßwald C, Zipf G, Schmidt G, Maier J, Bernauer H, Müller R, Wenzel S (2014)

ACS Synth. Biol. 3 (10): 759-772DOI: 10.1021/sb300080t

Future potential for anti-infectives from bacteria - How to exploit biodiversity and genomic potential

Müller R, Wink J (2014)

Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 304 (1): 3-13DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2013.09.004


Novel macrolide antibiotics

Müller R, Nett M, Surup F, Steinmetz H, Mohr K, Viehrig K (2013)

Patent (EP14002319)

Jahnellamides, a-keto-ß-methionine-containing peptides from the terrestrial myxobacterium Jahnella sp.: structure and biosynthesis

Plaza A, Viehrig K, Garcia R, Müller R (2013)

Org. Lett. 15 (22): 5882-5885DOI: 10.1021/ol402967y

Microsclerodermins from terrestrial myxobacteria: An intriguing biosynthesis likely connected to a sponge symbiont

Hoffmann T, Müller S, Nadmid S, Garcia R, Müller R (2013)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 45 (135): 16904-16911DOI: 10.1021/ja4054509

Concerted action of P450 plus helper protein to form the amino-hydroxy-piperidone moiety of the potent protease inhibitor crocapeptin

Viehrig K, Surup F, Harmrolfs K, Jansen R, Kunze B, Müller R (2013)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (45): 16885-16894DOI: 10.1021/ja4047153

Analytics of the therapeutic peptide aviptadil by sheathless CE-MS and comparison with nanoRP-HPLC-MS

Groß P, Burkart S, Müller R (2013)

J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. 88 (2014): 477-482DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2013.09.024

Production of fatty acids by heterologous expression of gene clusters from myxobacteria

Wenzel S, Rachid S, Gemperlein K, Müller R (2013)

Patent AC12P764FI (WO 2011/151298 A1)

Discovery and biological activity of new chondramides from Chondromyces sp.

Herrmann J, Hüttel S, Müller R (2013)

ChemBioChem 14 (13): 1573-1580DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201300140

Synthesis and biological activities of the respiratory chain inhibitor aurachin D and new ring versus chain analogues

Li X, Herrmann J, Zang Y, Grellier P, Prado S, Müller R, Nay B (2013)

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 9: 1551-1558DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.9.176

Oleaceran: A novel spiro[isobenzofuran-1,2'-naptho[1,8-bc]furan] isolated from a terrestrial Streptomyces sp

Raju R, Gromyko O, Fedorenko V, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R (2013)

Org. Lett. 15 (14): 3487-3489DOI: 10.1021/ol401490u

Recent advances in the heterologous expression of microbial natural product biosynthetic pathways

Ongley S, Bian X, Neilan B, Müller R (2013)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 30 (8): 1121-1138DOI: 10.1039/c3np70034h

In vivo evidence for a prodrug activation mechanism during colibactin maturation

Bian X, Fu J, Plaza A, Herrmann J, Pistorius D, Stewart A, Zhang Y, Müller R (2013)

ChemBioChem 14 (10): 1194-1197DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201300208

Lorneic acids C and D, new trialkyl-substituted aromatic acids isolated from a terrestrial Streptomyces sp.

Raju R, Gromyko O, Fedorenko V, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R (2013)

J. Antibiot. 66 (6): 347-349DOI: 10.1038/ja.2013.18

Isolation, structure elucidation, and biological activity of maltepolides: remarkable macrolides from myxobacteria

Irschik H, Washausen P, Sasse F, Fohrer J, Huch V, Müller R, Prusov E (2013)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 52 (20): 5402-5405DOI: 10.1002/anie.201210113

Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products: overview and recommendations for a universal nomenclature

Arnison P, Bibb M, Bierbaum G, Bowers A, Bugni T, Bulaj G, Camarero J, Campopiano D, Challis G, Clardy J, …, Willey J, van der Donk W (2013)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 30 (1): 108-160DOI: 10.1039/C2NP20085F

Activity-guided screening of bioactive natural compounds implementing a new glucocorticoid-receptor-translocation assay and detection of new anti-inflammatory steroids from bacteria

Kaufmann K, Simmons L, Herrmann J, Schwär G, Luniak N, Müller R (2013)

Biotechnol. Lett. 35 (1): 11-20DOI: 10.1007/s10529-012-1042-0


Method for producing recombinant 11-de-O-methyltomaymycin

Lattemann C, Broenstrup M, Werner S, Müller R, Harmrolfs K (2012)

Patent 2012 (EP2849753)

Pellasoren: structure elucidation, biosynthesis, and total synthesis of a cytotoxic secondary metabolite from Sorangium cellulosum

Jahns C, Hoffmann T, Müller S, Gerth K, Washausen P, Höfle G, Reichenbach H, Kalesse M, Müller R (2012)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 51 (21): 5239-5243DOI: 10.1002/anie.201200327

Full-length RecE enhances linear-linear homologous recombination and facilitates direct cloning for bioprospecting

Fu J, Bian X, Hu S, Wang H, Huang F, Seibert P, Plaza A, Xia L, Müller R, Stewart A, Zhang Y (2012)

Nat. Biotechnol. 30 (5): 440-446DOI: 10.1038/nbt.2183

Rubimycinone A, a new anthraquinone from a terrestrial Streptomyces sp.

Raju R, Gromyko O, Fedorenko V, Herrmann J, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R (2012)

Tetrahedron Lett. 54 (8): 900-902DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.11.130

Ein alternativer isovaleryl-CoA-biosyntheseweg: beteiligung einer bisher unbekannten 3-methylglutaconyl-CoA-decarboxylase

Li Y, Luxenburger E, Müller R (2012)

Angew. Chem.DOI: 10.1002/ange.201207984

Juniperolide A: a new polyketide isolated from a terrestrial actinomycete, Streptomyces sp.

Raju R, Gromyko O, Fedorenko V, Luzhetskyy A, Plaza A, Müller R (2012)

Org. Lett. 14 (23): 5860-5863DOI: 10.1021/ol302766z

An alternative isovaleryl CoA biosynthetic pathway involving a previously unknown 3-methylglutaconyl CoA decarboxylase

Li Y, Luxenburger E, Müller R (2012)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 52 (4): 1304-1308DOI: 10.1002/anie.201207984

Enhancer binding proteins act as hetero-oligomers and link secondary metabolite production to myxococcal development, motility and predation

Volz C, Kegler C, Müller R (2012)

Chem. Biol. 19: 1447-1459DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2012.09.010

Indiacens A and B: prenyl indoles from the myxobacterium Sandaracinus amylolyticus

Steinmetz H, Mohr K, Zander W, Jansen R, Gerth K, Müller R (2012)

J. Nat. Prod. 75 (10): 1803-1805DOI: 10.1021/np300288b

Synthetic biotechnology to study and engineer ribosomal bottromycin biosynthesis

Huo L, Rachid S, Stadler M, Wenzel S, Müller R (2012)

Chem. Biol. 19 (10): 1278-1287DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2012.08.013

Leopolic acid A, isolated from a terrestrial actinomycete, Streptomyces sp.

Raju R, Gromyko O, Fedorenko V, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R (2012)

Tetrahedron Lett. 53 (46): 6300-6301DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.09.046

Aetheramides A and B, potent HIV-inhibitory depsipeptides from a myxobacterium of the new genus 'Aetherobacter'

Plaza A, Garcia R, Bifulco G, Martinez J, Hüttel S, Sasse F, Meyerhans A, Stadler M, Müller R (2012)

Org. Lett. 14 (11): 2854-2857DOI: 10.1021/ol3011002

Methods to optimize myxobacterial fermentations using off-gas analysis

Hüttel S, Müller R (2012)

Microb. Cell Fact. 11 (59)DOI: 10.1186/1475-2859-11-59

Pretubulysin: From hypothetical biosynthetic intermediate to potential lead in tumor therapy

Herrmann J, Elnakady Y, Wiedmann R, Ullrich A, Rohde M, Kazmaier U, Vollmar A, Müller R (2012)

PLoS ONE 7 (5)DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037416

Luminmycins A-C, cryptic natural products from Photorhabdus luminescens identified by heterologous expression in Escherichia coli

Bian X, Plaza A, Zhang Y, Müller R (2012)

J. Nat. Prod. 75 (9): 1652-1655DOI: 10.1021/np300444e

Precursor-directed syntheses and biological evaluation of new elansolid derivatives

Steinmetz H, Zander W, Shushni M, Jansen G, Dehn R, Dräger G, Kirschning A, Müller R (2012)

ChemBioChem 13 (12): 1813-1817DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201200228

Direct cloning, genetic engineering, and heterologous expression of the syringolin biosynthetic gene cluster in E. coli through Red/ET recombineering

Bian X, Huang F, Stewart F, Xia L, Zhang Y, Müller R (2012)

ChemBioChem 13 (13): 1946-1952DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201200310

Eine Semipinakol-Umlagerung - katalysiert durch ein Enzymsystem mit difunktioneller FAD-abhängiger Monooxygenase

Katsuyama Y, Harmrolfs K, Pistorius D, Li Y, Müller R (2012)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 124 (37): 9573-9576DOI: 10.1002/ange.201204138

A semipinacol rearrangement directed by an enzymatic system featuring dual-function FAD-dependent monooxygenase

Katsuyama Y, Harmrolfs K, Pistorius D, Li Y, Müller R (2012)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 51 (37): 9437-9440DOI: 10.1002/anie.201204138

Pimprinols A-C, from the terrestrial actinomycete, Streptomyces sp.

Raju R, Gromyko O, Fedorenko V, Luzhetskyy A, Müller R (2012)

Tetrahedron Lett. 53 (24): 3009-3011DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.03.134

Myxobacterium-produced antibiotic TA (myxovirescin) inhibits type II signal peptidase

Xiao Y, Gerth K, Müller R, Wall D (2012)

Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 56 (4): 2014-2021DOI: 10.1128/AAC.06148-11

Hyaladione, an S-methyl cyclohexadiene-dione from Hyalangium minutum

Okanya P, Mohr K, Gerth K, Steinmetz H, Huch V, Jansen R, Müller R (2012)

J. Nat. Prod. 75 (4): 768-770DOI: 10.1021/np200776v

Heterologous expression and genetic engineering of the tubulysin biosynthetic gene cluster using Red/ET recombineering and inactivation mutagenesis

Chai Y, Shan S, Weissman K, Hu S, Zhang Y, Müller R (2012)

Chem. Biol. 19 (3): 361-371DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2012.01.007

Myxoprincomide: a natural product from Myxococcus xanthus discovered by comprehensive analysis of the secondary metabolome

Cortina N, Krug D, Plaza A, Revermann O, Müller R (2012)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 51 (3): 811-816DOI: 10.1002/anie.201106305

Isolation and total synthesis of icumazoles and noricumazoles—antifungal antibiotics and cation-channel blockers from Sorangium cellulosum

Barbier J, Jansen R, Irschik H, Benson S, Gerth K, Böhlendorf B, Höfle G, Reichenbach H, Wegner J, Zeilinger C, Kirschning A, Müller R (2012)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 51 (5): 1256-1260DOI: 10.1002/anie.201106435

Unusual carbon fixation gives rise to diverse polyketide extender units

Quade N, Huo L, Rachid S, Heinz D, Müller R (2012)

Nat. Chem. Biol. 8 (1): 117-124DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.734

Sandaracinus amylolyticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a starch-degrading soil myxobacterium, and description of Sandaracinaceae fam. nov

Mohr K, Garcia R, Gerth K, Irschik H, Müller R (2012)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62 (Pt 5): 1191-1198DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.033696-0

Discovery of the rhizopodin biosynthetic gene cluster in Stigmatella aurantiaca Sg a15 by genome mining

Pistorius D, Müller R (2012)

Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology 13 (3): 416-426DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201100575


Completing the puzzle of aurachin biosynthesis in Stigmatella aurantiaca Sg a15

Pistorius D, Li Y, Sandmann A, Müller R (2011)

Mol. Biosyst. 7 (12): 3308-3315DOI: 10.1039/c1mb05328k

AuaA, a membrane-bound farnesyltransferase from Stigmatella aurantiaca, catalyzes the prenylation of 2-methyl-4-hydroxyquinoline in the biosynthesis of aurachins

Stec E, Pistorius D, Müller R, Li S (2011)

ChemBioChem 12 (11): 1724-1730DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201100188

Unprecedented anthranilate priming involving two enzymes of the acyl adenylating superfamily in aurachin biosynthesis

Pistorius D, Li Y, Mann S, Müller R (2011)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (32): 12362-12365DOI: 10.1021/ja203653w

A highly conjugated dihydroxylated C28 steroid from a myxobacterium

Gawas D, Garcia R, Huch V, Müller R (2011)

Journal of natural products 74 (5): 1281-1283DOI: 10.1021/np100682c

Bendigoles D-F, bioactive sterols from the marine sponge-derived Actinomadura sp. SBMs009

Simmons L, Kaufmann K, Garcia R, Schwär G, Huch V, Müller R (2011)

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 19 (22): 6570-6575DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2011.05.044

Elansolid A3, a unique p-quinone methide antibiotic from Chitinophaga sancti

Jansen R, Gerth K, Steinmetz H, Reinecke S, Kessler W, Kirschning A, Müller R (2011)

Chem. Eur. J. 17 (28): 7739-7744DOI: 10.1002/chem.201100457

Molecular basis of elansolid biosynthesis: evidence for an unprecedented quinone methide initiated intramolecular Diels-Alder cycloaddition/macrolactonization

Dehn R, Katsuyama Y, Weber A, Gerth K, Jansen R, Steinmetz H, Höfle G, Müller R, Kirschning A (2011)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 50 (17): 3882-3887DOI: 10.1002/anie.201006880

Roimatacene: an antibiotic against gram-negative bacteria isolated from Cystobacter ferrugineus Cb G35 (myxobacteria)

Zander W, Gerth K, Mohr K, Kessler W, Jansen R, Müller R (2011)

Chem. Eur. J. 17 (28): 7875-7881DOI: 10.1002/chem.201003677

p-Hydroxyacetophenone amides from Cystobacter ferrugineus, strain Cb G35

Zander W, Mohr K, Gerth K, Jansen R, Müller R (2011)

J. Nat. Prod. 74 (6): 1358-1363DOI: 10.1021/np1006789

Identification and characterization of the althiomycin biosynthetic gene cluster in Myxococcus xanthus DK897

Cortina N, Revermann O, Krug D, Müller R (2011)

ChemBioChem 12 (9): 1411-1416DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201100154

Fatty acid-related phylogeny of myxobacteria as an approach to discover polyunsaturated omega-3/6 fatty acids

Garcia R, Pistorius D, Stadler M, Müller R (2011)

J. Bacteriol. 193 (8): 1930-1942DOI: 10.1128/JB.01091-10

Biosynthesis of 2-alkyl-4(1H)-quinolones in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: potential for therapeutic interference with pathogenicity

Pistorius D, Ullrich A, Lucas S, Hartmann R, Kazmaier U, Müller R (2011)

ChemBioChem 12 (6): 850-853DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201100014

Marinoquinolines A-F, Pyrroloquinolines from Ohtaekwangia kribbensis (Bacteroidetes)

Okanya P, Mohr K, Gerth K, Jansen R, Müller R (2011)

J. Nat. Prod. 74 (4): 603-608DOI: 10.1021/np100625a

Insights into the complex biosynthesis of the leupyrrins in Sorangium cellulosum So ce690

Kopp M, Irschik H, Gemperlein K, Buntin K, Meiser P, Weissman K, Bode H, Müller R (2011)

Mol. Biosyst. 7 (5): 1549-1563DOI: 10.1039/c0mb00240b

Mining the cinnabaramide biosynthetic pathway to generate novel proteasome inhibitors

Rachid S, Huo L, Herrmann J, Stadler M, Köpcke B, Bitzer J, Müller R (2011)

ChemBioChem 12 (6): 922-931DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201100024

Elansolid A, a unique macrolide antibiotic from Chitinophaga sancti isolated as two stable atropisomers

Steinmetz H, Gerth K, Jansen R, Schläger N, Dehn R, Reinecke S, Kirschning A, Müller R (2011)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 50 (2): 532-536DOI: 10.1002/anie.201005226


Heterologous hosts

Zhang Y, Fu J, Bian X, Stewart A, Müller R (2010)

Patent (US 9,580,717 B2)

The CYPome of Sorangium cellulosum So ce56 and identification of CYP109D1 as a new fatty acid hydroxylase

Khatri Y, Hannemann F, Ewen K, Pistorius D, Perlova O, Kagawa N, Brachmann A, Müller R, Bernhardt R (2010)

Chem. Biol. 17: 1295-1305DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2010.10.010

Production of omega-3 fatty acids by myxobacteria International Patent

Stadler M, Roemer E, Müller R, Garcia R, Pistorius D, Brachmann A (2010)

Patent (International Patent WO 2010/063451 A2)

Volatile Methyl Esters of Medium Chain Length from the Bacterium Chitinophaga Fx7914

Nawrath T, Gerth K, Müller R, Schulz S (2010)

Chemistry & Biodiversity 7 (9): 2228-2253

The Biosynthesis of the Aroma Volatile 2-Methyltetrahydrothiophen-3-one in the Bacterium Chitinophaga Fx7914

Nawrath T, Gerth K, Müller R, Schulz S (2010)

ChemBioChem 11 (13): 1914-1919DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201000296

Expanded phylogeny of myxobacteria and evidence for cultivation of the 'unculturables'

Garcia R, Gerth K, Stadler M, Dogma Jr. I, Müller R (2010)

Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 57 (2): 878-887DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.08.028

Insights into an unusual nonribosomal peptide synthetase biosynthesis: identification and characterization of the GE81112 biosynthetic gene cluster

Binz T, Maffioli S, Sosio M, Donadio S, Müller R (2010)

J. Biol. Chem. 285 (43): 32710-32719DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M110.146803

Analysis of the sorangicin gene cluster reinforces the utility of a combined phylogenetic/retrobiosynthetic analysis for deciphering natural product assembly by trans-AT PKS

Irschik H, Kopp M, Weissman K, Buntin K, Piel J, Müller R (2010)

ChemBioChem 11 (13): 1840-1849DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201000313

Functions of genes and enzymes involved in phenalinolactone biosynthesis

Daum M, Schnell H, Herrmann S, Günther A, Murillo R, Müller R, Bisel P, Müller M, Bechtlold A (2010)

ChemBioChem 11 (10): 1383-1391DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201000117

Myxobacterial secondary metabolites: bioactivities and modes-of-action

Weissman K, Müller R (2010)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 27 (9): 1276-1295DOI: 10.1039/c001260m

Biosynthesis of thuggacins in myxobacteria: comparative cluster analysis reveals basis for natural product structural diversity

Buntin K, Irschik H, Weissman K, Luxenburger E, Blöcker H, Müller R (2010)

Chem. Biol. 17 (4): 342-356DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2010.02.013

Biosynthesis of the myxobacterial antibiotic corallopyronin A

Erol Ö, Schäberle T, Schmitz A, Rachid S, Gurgui C, El Omari M, Lohr F, Kehraus S, Piel J, Müller R, König G (2010)

ChemBioChem 11 (9): 1235-1265DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201000085

Carolacton - a Macrolide Ketocarbonic Acid Reducing Biofilm Formation by the Caries- and Endocarditis-associated Bacterium Streptococcus mutans

Jansen R, Irschik H, Huch V, Schummer D, Steinmetz H, Bock M, Schmidt T, Kirschning A, Müller R (2010)

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010 (7): 1284-1289DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.200901126

An unusual thioesterase promotes isochromanone ring formation in ajudazol biosynthesis

Buntin K, Weissman K, Müller R (2010)

ChemBioChem 11 (8): 1137-1146DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200900712

Insights into multienzyme docking in hybrid PKS-NRPS megasynthetases revealed by heterologous expression and genetic engineering

Li Y, Weissman K, Müller R (2010)

ChemBioChem 11 (8): 1069-1075DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201000103

Discovery of 23 natural tubulysins from Angiococcus disciformis An d48 and Cystobacter SBCb004

Chai Y, Pistorius D, Ullrich A, Weissman K, Kazmaier U, Müller R (2010)

Chem. Biol. 17 (3): 296-309DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2010.01.016

Characterization of a novel type of oxidative decarboxylase involved in the biosynthesis of the styryl moiety of chondrochloren from an acylated tyrosine

Rachid S, Revermann O, Dauth C, Müller R (2010)

J. Biol. Chem. 285 (17): 12482-12489DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.079707


Pretubulysin, a potent and chemically accessible tubulysin precursor from Angiococcus disciformis

Ullrich A, Chai Y, Pistorius D, Elnakady Y, Herrmann J, Weissman K, Kazmaier U, Müller R (2009)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 48 (24): 4422-4425DOI: 10.1002/anie.200900406

Progress in the chemistry of organic natural products

Altmann K, Höfle G, Müller R, Mulzer J, Prantz K (2009)


Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Pretubulysin and Derivatives

Ullrich A, Herrmann J, Müller R, Kazmaier U (2009)

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009 (36): 6367-6378

Genome mining in Sorangium cellulosum So ce56 - identification and characterization of the homologous electron transfer proteins of a myxobacterial cytochrome P450

Ewen K, Hannemann F, Khatri Y, Perlova O, Kappl R, Krug D, Hüttermann J, Müller R, Bernhardt R (2009)

J. Biol. Chem. 284 (42): 28590-28598DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.021717

The impact of genomics on the exploitation of the myxobacterial secondary metabolome

Wenzel S, Müller R (2009)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 26 (11): 1385-1407DOI: 10.1039/b817073h

Non-modular polyketide synthases in myxobacteria

Li Y, Müller R (2009)

Phytochemistry 70 (15-16): 1850-1857

Myxobacteria--'microbial factories' for the production of bioactive secondary metabolites

Wenzel S, Müller R (2009)

Mol. Biosyst. 5 (6): 567-574DOI: 10.1039/b901287g

The biosynthetic potential of myxobacteria and their impact on drug discovery

Wenzel S, Müller R (2009)

Curr. Opin. Drug Discov. Devel. 12 (2): 220-230

Structure and action of the myxobacterial chondrochloren halogenase CndH: a new variant of FAD-dependent halogenases

Buedenbender S, Rachid S, Müller R, Schulz G (2009)

J. Mol. Biol. 385 (2): 520-530DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.10.057

Novel expression hosts for complex secondary metabolite megasynthetases: Production of myxochromide in the thermopilic isolate Corallococcus macrosporus GT-2

Perlova O, Gerth K, Kuhlmann S, Zhang Y, Müller R (2009)

Microb. Cell Fact. 8 (1)DOI: 10.1186/1475-2859-8-1

Identification of additional players in the alternative biosynthesis pathway to isovaleryl-CoA in the myxobacterium Myxococcus xanthus

Bode H, Ring M, Schwär G, Altmeyer M, Kegler C, Jose I, Singer M, Müller R (2009)

ChemBioChem 10 (1): 128-140DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200800219

Unusual chemistry in the biosynthesis of the antibiotic chondrochlorens

Rachid S, Scharfe M, Blöcker H, Weissman K, Müller R (2009)

Chem. Biol. 16 (1): 70-81DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2008.11.005

Discovery of additional members of the tyrosine aminomutase enzyme family and the mutational analysis of CmdF

Krug D, Müller R (2009)

ChemBioChem 10 (4): 741-750DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200800748

Phaselicystis flava gen. nov., sp. nov., an arachidonic acid-containing soil myxobacterium, and the description of Phaselicystidaceae fam. nov

Garcia R, Reichenbach H, Ring M, Müller R (2009)

Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59 (6): 1524-1530DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.003814-0

A brief tour of myxobacterial secondary metabolism

Weissman K, Müller R (2009)

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 17 (6): 2121-2136DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2008.11.025


Epothilones - a fascinating family of microtubule stabilizing antitumor agents

Mulzer J, Altmann K, Hofle G, Müller R, Prantz K (2008)

Comptes Rendus Chimie 11 (11-12): 1336-1368DOI: 10.1016/j.crci.2008.02.005

Isolation and structure revision of the actin-binding macrolide rhizopodin from Myxococcus stipitatus (Myxobacteria)

Jansen R, Steinmetz H, Sasse F, Schubert W, Hagelueken G, Albrecht S, Müller R (2008)

Tetrahedron Lett. 49 (40): 5796-5799DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2008.07.132

NtcA-A negative regulator of secondary metabolite biosynthesis in Sorangium cellulosum

Rachid S, Gerth K, Müller R (2008)

J. Biotechnol. 140 (1-2): 135-142DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2008.10.010

Epothilones - A fascinating family of microtubule stabilizing antitumor agents

Mulzer J, Altmann K, Höfle G, Müller R, Prantz K (2008)

C. R. Chimie 11

A type I/type III polyketide synthase hybrid biosynthetic pathway for the structurally unique ansa compound kendomycin

Wenzel S, Bode H, Kochems I, Müller R (2008)

ChemBioChem 9 (16): 2711-2721DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200800456

Crystal structure of a molecular assembly line

Weissman K, Müller R (2008)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 47 (44): 8344-8346DOI: 10.1002/anie.200803293

Stereochemical determination and complex biosynthetic assembly of etnangien, a highly potent RNA polymerase inhibitor from the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum

Menche D, Arikan F, Perlova O, Horstmann N, Ahlbrecht W, Wenzel S, Jansen R, Irschik H, Müller R (2008)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130 (43): 14234-14243DOI: 10.1021/ja804194c

DKxanthene biosynthesis - understanding the basis for diversity-oriented synthesis in myxobacterial secondary metabolism

Meiser P, Weissman K, Bode H, Krug D, Dickschat J, Sandmann A, Müller R (2008)

Chem. Biol. 15 (8): 771-781DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2008.06.005

Two functionally redundant Sfp-type 4'-phosphopantetheinyl transferases differentially activate biosynthetic pathways in Myxococcus xanthus

Meiser P, Müller R (2008)

ChemBioChem 9 (10): 1549-1553DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200800077

Stereochemical determination of thuggacins A-C, highly active antibiotics from the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum

Bock M, Buntin K, Müller R, Kirschning A (2008)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 47 (12): 2308-2311DOI: 10.1002/anie.200704897

Efficient transfer of two large secondary metabolite pathway gene clusters into heterologous hosts by transposition

Fu J, Wenzel S, Perlova O, Wang J, Gross F, Tang Z, Yin Y, Stewart A, Müller R, Zhang Y (2008)

Nucleic Acids Res. 36 (17)DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkn499

A transposon-based strategy to scale up myxothiazol production in myxobacterial cell factories

Sandmann A, Frank B, Müller R (2008)

J. Biotechnol. 135 (3): 255-261DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2008.05.001

Efficient mining of myxobacterial metabolite profiles enabled by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry and compound-based principal component analysis

Krug D, Zurek G, Schneider B, Garcia R, Müller R (2008)

Anal. Chim. Acta 624 (1): 97-106DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2008.06.036

Myxochelin biosynthesis: direct evidence for two- and four-electron reduction of a carrier protein-bound thioester

Li Y, Weissman K, Müller R (2008)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130 (24): 7554-7555DOI: 10.1021/ja8025278

Heterologous expression and genetic engineering of the phenalinolactone biosynthetic gene cluster by using Red/ET recombineering

Binz T, Wenzel S, Schnell H, Bechthold A, Müller R (2008)

ChemBioChem 9 (3): 447-454DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200700549

Protein-protein interactions in multienzyme megasynthetases

Weissman K, Müller R (2008)

ChemBioChem 9 (6): 826-848DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200700751

Substrate specificity of the acyl transferase domains of EpoC from the epothilone polyketide synthase

Petkovic H, Sandmann A, Challis I, Hecht H, Silakowski B, Low L, Beeston N, Kuscer E, Garcia-Bernardo J, Leadlay P, …, Wilkinson B, Müller R (2008)

Org. Biomol. Chem. 6 (3): 500-506DOI: 10.1039/b714804f

Production of the antifungal isochromanone ajudazols A and B in Chondromyces crocatus Cm c5: biosynthetic machinery and cytochrome P450 modifications

Buntin K, Rachid S, Scharfe M, Blöcker H, Weissman K, Müller R (2008)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 47 (24): 4595-4599DOI: 10.1002/anie.200705569

Discovering the Hidden Secondary Metabolome of Myxococcus xanthus: a Study of Intraspecific Diversity

Krug D, Zurek G, Revermann O, Vos M, Velicer G, Müller R (2008)

Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74 (10): 3058-3068DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02863-07


Complete genome sequence of the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum

Schneiker S, Perlova O, Kaiser O, Gerth K, Alici A, Altmeyer M, Bartels D, Bekel T, Beyer S, Bode E, …, Pühler A, Müller R (2007)

Nat. Biotechnol. 25 (11): 1281-1289DOI: 10.1038/nbt1354

From genetic diversity to metabolic unity: studies on the biosynthesis of aurafurones and aurafuron-like structures in myxobacteria and streptomycetes

Frank B, Wenzel S, Bode H, Scharfe M, Blöcker H, Müller R (2007)

J. Mol. Biol. 374 (1): 24-38DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.09.015

Mutasynthesis-derived myxalamids and origin of the isobutyryl-CoA starter unit of myxalamid B

Bode H, Meiser P, Klefisch T, Cortina N, Krug D, Göhring A, Schwär G, Mahmud T, Elnakady Y, Müller R (2007)

ChemBioChem 8 (17): 2139-2144DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200700401

Mutational analysis of the myxovirescin biosynthetic gene cluster reveals novel insights into the functional elaboration of polyketide backbones

Simunovic V, Müller R (2007)

ChemBioChem 8 (11): 1273-1280DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200700153

Biosynthesis of (R)-beta-tyrosine and its incorporation into the highly cytotoxic chondramides produced by Chondromyces crocatus

Rachid S, Krug D, Weissman K, Müller R (2007)

J. Biol. Chem. 282 (30): 21810-21817DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M703439200

Myxobacterial natural product assembly lines: fascinating examples of curious biochemistry

Wenzel S, Müller R (2007)

Nat. Prod. Rep. 24 (6): 1211-1224DOI: 10.1039/b706416k

Evidence for the mode of action of the highly cytotoxic Streptomyces polyketide kendomycin

Elnakady Y, Rohde M, Sasse F, Backes C, Keller A, Lenhof H, Weissman K, Müller R (2007)

ChemBioChem 8 (11): 1261-1272DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200700050

SorF, a glycosyltransferase with promiscuous donor substrate specificity in vitro

Kopp M, Rupprath C, Irschik H, Bechthold A, Elling L, Müller R (2007)

ChemBioChem 8 (7): 813-819DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200700024

Spiroketal polyketide formation in Sorangium: Identification and analysis of the biosynthetic gene cluster for the highly cytotoxic spirangienes

Frank B, Knauber J, Steinmetz H, Scharfe M, Blöcker H, Beyer S, Müller R (2007)

Chem. Biol. 14 (2): 221-233DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2006.11.013

3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA-like synthases direct the formation of methyl and ethyl side groups in the biosynthesis of the antibiotic myxovirescin A

Simunovic V, Müller R (2007)

ChemBioChem 8 (5): 497-500DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200700017

Deciphering regulatory mechanisms for secondary metabolite production in the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum So ce56

Rachid S, Gerth K, Kochems I, Müller R (2007)

Mol. Microbiol. 63 (6): 1783-1796DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2007.05627.x

Reversible sugar transfer by glycosyltransferases as atool for natural product (bio)synthesis

Bode H, Müller R (2007)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 46 (13): 2147-2150DOI: 10.1002/anie.200604671

A type II polyketide synthase from the gram-negative bacterium Stigmatella aurantiaca is involved in aurachin alkaloid biosynthesis

Sandmann A, Dickschat J, Jenke-Kodama H, Kunze B, Dittmann E, Müller R (2007)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 46 (15): 2712-2716DOI: 10.1002/anie.200603513


Analysis of myxobacterial secondary metabolism goes molecular

Bode H, Müller R (2006)

J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 33 (7): 577-588DOI: 10.1007/s10295-006-0082-7

The unique DKxanthene secondary metabolite family from the myxobacterium Myxococcus xanthus is required for developmental sporulation

Meiser P, Bode H, Müller R (2006)

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 103 (50): 19128-19133DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0606039103

Exploiting microbial diversity and bacterial genomics to find novel antibiotics

Müller R (2006)

Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 296S3 (42): 138-139

Metabolic engineering of Pseudomonas putida for methylmalonyl-CoA biosynthesis to enable complex heterologous secondary metabolite formation

Gross F, Ring M, Perlova O, Fu J, Schneider S, Gerth K, Kuhlmann S, Stewart A, Zhang Y, Müller R (2006)

Chem. Biol. 13 (12): 1253-1264DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2006.09.014

Metabolic physiology of Pseudomonas putida for heterologous production of myxochromide

Stephan S, Heinzle E, Wenzel S, Krug D, Müller R, Wittmann C (2006)

Process Biochem. 41 (2006): 2146-2152DOI: 10.1016/j.procbio.2006.06.022

On the biosynthetic origin of methoxymalonyl-acyl carrier protein, the substrate for incorporation of 'glycolate' units into ansamitocin and soraphen A

Wenzel S, Williamson R, Grünanger C, Xu J, Gerth K, Martinez R, Moss S, Carroll B, Grond S, Unkefer C, Müller R, Floss H (2006)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (44): 14325-14336DOI: 10.1021/ja064408t

Proteome analysis of Myxococcus xanthus by off-line two-dimensional chromatographic separation using monolithic poly-(styrene-divinylbenzene) columns combined with ion-trap tandem mass spectrometry

Schley C, Altmeyer M, Swart R, Müller R, Huber C (2006)

J. Proteome Res. 5 (10): 2760-2768DOI: 10.1021/pr0602489

Biochemical characterization of MelJ and MelK - myxobacterial enzymes that transform an amide into a methyl ester

Müller I, Müller R (2006)

FEBS J. 273 (16): 3768-3778DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2006.05385.x

3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthase is involved in the biosynthesis of isovaleryl-CoA in the myxobacterium Myxococcus xanthus during fruiting body formation

Bode H, Ring M, Schwär G, Kroppenstedt R, Kaiser D, Müller R (2006)

J. Bacteriol. 188 (18): 6524-6528DOI: 10.1128/JB.00825-06

A unique mechanism for methyl ester formation via an amide intermediate found in myxobacteria

Müller I, Weinig S, Steinmetz H, Kunze B, Veluthoor S, Mahmud T, Müller R (2006)

ChemBioChem 7 (8): 1197-1205DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200600057

Reconstitution of myxothiazol biosynthetic gene cluster by Red/ET recombination and heterologous expression in Myxococcus xanthus

Perlova O, Fu J, Kuhlmann S, Krug D, Stewart F, Zhang Y, Müller R (2006)

Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72 (12): 7485-7494DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01503-06

Genes and enzymes involved in caffeic acid biosynthesis in the actinomycete Saccharothrix espanaensis

Berner M, Krug D, Bihlmaier C, Vente A, Müller R, Bechthold A (2006)

J. Bacteriol. 188 (7): 2666-2673DOI: 10.1128/JB.188.7.2666–2673.2006

Myxovirescin biosynthesis is directed by hybrid polyketide synthases/ nonribosomal peptide synthetase, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA synthases and trans-acting acyltransferases

Simunovic V, Zapp J, Rachid S, Krug D, Meiser P, Müller R (2006)

ChemBioChem 7 (8): 1206-1220DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200600075

Development of simple media which allow investigations into the global regulation of chivosazol biosynthesis with Sorangium cellulosum So ce56

Müller R, Gerth K (2006)

J. Biotechnol. 121 (2): 192-200DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2005.10.012

Molecular and biochemical studies of chondramide formation - highly cytotoxic natural products from Chondromyces crocatus Cm c5

Rachid S, Krug D, Kochems I, Kunze B, Scharfe M, Blöcker H, Zabriski M, Müller R (2006)

Chem. Biol. 14: 667-681DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2006.06.002

Establishment of a real-time PCR protocol for expression studies of secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters in the G/C-rich myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum So ce56

Kegler C, Gerth K, Müller R (2006)

J. Biotechnol. 121 (2): 201-212DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2005.10.007

Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthesis: Point Mutations and Module Skipping Lead to Chemical Diversity

Wenzel S, Meiser P, Binz T, Mahmud T, Müller R (2006)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 45 (14): 2296-2301DOI: 10.1002/anie.200503737

Identification of StiR, the first regulator of secondary metabolite formation in the myxobacterium Cystobacter fuscus Cb f17.1

Rachid S, Sasse F, Beyer S, Müller R (2006)

J. Biotechnol. 121 (4): 429-441DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2005.08.014

Bacterial type III polyketide synthases: Phylogenetic analysis and potential for the production of novel secondary metabolites by heterologous expression in pseudomonads

Gross F, Luniak N, Perlova O, Gaitatzis N, Jenke-Kodama H, Gerth K, Gottschalk D, Dittmann E, Müller R (2006)

Arch. Microbiol. 185 (1): 28-38DOI: 10.1007/s00203-005-0059-3

Identification and analysis of the chivosazol biosynthetic gene cluster from the myxobacterial model strain Sorangium cellulosum So ce56

Perlova O, Gerth K, Hans A, Kaiser O, Müller R (2006)

J. Biotechnol. 121 (2): 174-191DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2005.10.011


Moderately thermophilic myxobacteria: novel potential for the production of natural products isolation and characterization

Gerth K, Müller R (2005)

Environ. Microbiol. 7 (6): 874-880DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00761.x

Heterologe Expression von komplexen myxobakteriellen Naturstoff-Biosynthesewegen in Pseudomonaden

Wenzel S, Müller R (2005)

Biospektrum 11 (5): 628-631

Recent developments towards the heterologous expression of complex bacterial natural product biosynthetic pathways

Wenzel S, Müller R (2005)

Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 16 (6): 594-606DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2005.10.001

Evolutionary implications of bacterial polyketide synthases

Jenke-Kodama H, Sandmann A, Müller R, Dittmann E (2005)

Mol. Biol. Evol. 22 (10): 2027-2039DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msi193

The impact of bacterial genomics on natural product research

Bode H, Müller R (2005)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 44 (42): 6828-6846DOI: 10.1002/anie.200501080

Production of the tubulin destabilizer disorazol in Sorangium cellulosum: biosynthetic machinery and regulatory genes

Kopp M, Irschik H, Pradella S, Müller R (2005)

ChemBioChem 6 (7): 1277-1286DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200400459

Formation of novel secondary metabolites by bacterial multimodular assembly lines: deviations from text book biosynthetic logic

Wenzel S, Müller R (2005)

Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 9: 447-458DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2005.08.001

Aurafuron A and B, new bioactive polyketides from Stigmatella aurantiaca and Archangium gephyra (myxobacteria)

Kunze B, Reichenbach H, Müller R, Höfle G (2005)

J. Antibiot. 58 (4): 244-251

A novel type of geosmin biosynthesis in myxobacteria

Dickschat J, Bode H, Mahmud T, Müller R, Schulz S (2005)

J. Org. Chem. 70 (13): 5174-5182DOI: 10.1021/jo050449g

Novel insights into siderophore formation in myxobacteria

Gaitatzis N, Kunze B, Müller R (2005)

ChemBioChem 6 (2): 365-374DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200400206

Heterologous expression of a myxobacterial natural products assembly line in pseudomonads via red/ET recombineering

Wenzel S, Gross F, Zhang Y, Fu J, Stewart F, Müller R (2005)

Chem. Biol. 12 (3): 349-356DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2004.12.012

Structure and Biosynthesis of Myxochromides S1-3 in Stigmatella aurantiaca: Evidence for An Iterative Bacterial Type I Polyketide Synthase and for Module Skipping in Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthesis

Wenzel S, Kunze B, Höfle G, Silakowski B, Scharfe M, Blöcker H, Müller R (2005)

ChemBioChem 6 (2): 375-385DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200400282

Posttranslational modification of myxobacterial carrier protein domains in Pseudomonas sp. by an intrinsic phosphopantetheinyl transferase

Gross F, Gottschalk D, Müller R (2005)

Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 68 (1): 66-74DOI: 10.1007/s00253-004-1836-7

Biosynthesis of iso-fatty acids in myxobacteria: iso-even fatty acids are derived by alpha-oxidation of iso-odd fatty acids

Bode H, Dickschat J, Kroppenstedt R, Schulz S, Müller R (2005)

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127 (2): 532-533DOI: 10.1021/ja043570y

A novel biosynthetic pathway to isovaleryl-CoA in myxobacteria: The involvement of the mevalonate pathway

Mahmud T, Wenzel S, Wan E, Wen K, Bode H, Gaitatzis N, Müller R (2005)

ChemBioChem 6 (2): 322-330DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200400261


Methods for heterologous expression of secondary metabolites

Wenzel S, Gross F, Zhang Y, Stewart F, Müller R (2004)


Identification and analysis of the core biosynthetic machinery of tubulysin, a potent cytotoxin with potential anticancer activity

Sandmann A, Sasse F, Müller R (2004)

Chem. Biol. 11 (8): 1071-1079DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2004.05.014

Unusual biosynthesis of leupyrrins in the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum

Bode H, Wenzel S, Irschik H, Höfle G, Müller R (2004)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 43 (32): 4163-4167DOI: 10.1002/anie.200454240

Biosynthesis of volatiles by the myxobacterium Myxococcus xanthus

Dickschat J, Wenzel S, Bode H, Müller R, Schulz S (2004)

ChemBioChem 5 (6): 778-787DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200300813

Don't classify polyketide synthases

Müller R (2004)

Chem. Biol. 11 (1): 4-6DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2004.01.005

Critical variations of conjugational DNA transfer into secondary metabolite multiproducing Sorangium cellulosum strains So ce12 and So ce56: development of a mariner-based transposon mutagenesis system

Kopp M, Irschik H, Gross F, Perlova O, Sandmann A, Gerth K, Müller R (2004)

J. Biotechnol. 107 (1): 29-40DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2003.09.013


Melithiazol biosynthesis: further insights into myxobacterial PKS/NRPS systems and evidence for a new subclass of methyl transferases

Weinig S, Hecht H, Mahmud T, Müller R (2003)

Chem. Biol. 10 (10): 939-952DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2003.09.012

Markerless mutations in the myxothiazol biosynthetic gene cluster: A delicate megasynthetase with a superfluous nonribosomal peptide synthetase domain

Weinig S, Mahmud T, Müller R (2003)

Chem. Biol. 10 (10): 953-960DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2003.09.013

Myxobacteria: proficient producers of novel natural products with various biological activities - past and future biotechnological aspects with the focus on the genus Sorangium

Gerth K, Pradella S, Perlova O, Beyer S, Müller R (2003)

J. Biotechnol. 106: 233-253DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2003.07.015

The leupyrrins: A structurally unique family of secondary metabolites from the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum

Bode H, Irschik H, Wenzel S, Reichenbach H, Müller R, Höfle G (2003)

J. Nat. Prod. 66 (9): 1203-1206DOI: 10.1021/np030109v

Possibility of bacterial recruitment of plant genes associated with the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites

Bode H, Müller R (2003)

Plant Physiol. 132 (3): 1153-1161DOI: 10.1104/pp.102.019760.

Steroid biosynthesis in prokaryotes: identification of myxobacterial steroids and cloning of the first bacterial 2,3(S)-oxidosqualene cyclase from the myxobacterium Stigmatella aurantiaca

Bode H, Zeggel B, Silakowski B, Wenzel S, Reichenbach H, Müller R (2003)

Mol. Microbiol. 47 (2): 471-481DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2958.2003.03309.x


A novel biosynthetic pathway providing precursors for fatty acid biosynthesis and secondary metabolite formation in myxobacteria

Mahmud T, Bode H, Silakowski B, Kroppenstedt R, Xu M, Nordhoff S, Höfle G, Müller R (2002)

J. Biol. Chem. 277 (36): 32768-74DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M205222200

The biosynthesis of the aromatic myxobacterial electron transport inhibitor stigmatellin is directed by a novel type of modular polyketide synthase

Gaitatzis N, Silakowski B, Kunze B, Nordsiek G, Blöcker H, Höfle G, Müller R (2002)

J. Biol. Chem. 277 (15): 13082-13090DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111738200


In vitro reconstitution of the myxochelin biosynthetic machinery of Stigmatella aurantiaca Sg a15: Biochemical characterization of a reductive release mechanism from nonribosomal peptide synthetases

Gaitatzis N, Kunze B, Müller R (2001)

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98 (20): 11136-11141DOI: 10.1073/pnas.201167098

The mtaA gene of the myxothiazol biosynthetic gene cluster from Stigmatella aurantiaca DW4/3-1 encodes a phosphopantetheinyl transferase that activates polyketide synthases and polypeptide synthetases

Gaitatzis N, Hans A, Müller R, Beyer S (2001)

J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 129 (1): 119-124

Novel features in a combined polyketide synthase/non-ribosomal peptide synthetase: the myxalamid biosynthetic gene cluster of the myxobacterium Stigmatella aurantiaca Sga15

Silakowski B, Nordsiek G, Kunze B, Blöcker H, Müller R (2001)

Chem. Biol. 8 (1): 59-69DOI: 10.1016/S1074-5521(00)00056-9

Multiple hybrid polyketide synthase/non-ribosomal peptide synthetase gene clusters in the myxobacterium Stigmatella aurantiaca

Silakowski B, Kunze B, Müller R (2001)

Gene 275 (2): 233-240