Akihiko KONDO’s team from Kobe University has engineered C. glutamicum to produce shinorine (mycosporine – glycine – serine), a tripeptide which has a strong absorption between 310 and 365 nm and might be used as a UV-A protectant. The gene cluster was introduced into C. glutamicum from Actinosynnema mirumshinorine and the metabolic pathway was optimized.

JSBBA Sapporo, Poster 4A021, March 30, 2016