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5.     Chen, S.#; Zhang, C.#; Zhang, L. "Investigation of the Molecular Landscape of Bacterial Aromatic Polyketides by Global Analysis of Type II Polyketide Synthases." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202202286

4.     Zhang, L.*; Awakawa, T.; Abe, I.* "Understanding and manipulating assembly line biosynthesis by heterologous expression in Streptomyces" Methods in Molecular Biology 2022 in press

3.     Xie, S.; Zhang, L. "A specialized role played by a redox cofactor" Engineering Microbiology 2022, 2, 100010.
                A Highlight article for Barra, L. et al.,Nature 2021, 600, 754-758.

2.     Liu, G.#; Li, S.#; Shi, Q.; Li, H.; Guo, J.; Ouyang J.; Jia, X.; Zhang, L.*; You, S.*; Qin, B.* "Engineering of Sccharomyces pastorianus Old Yellow Enzyme 1 for the Synthesis of Pharmacologically Active (S)-Profen Derivatives." Mol. Catal. 2021, 507, 111568.

1.     Wang, W.-G.#*; Wang, H.#; Du, L.-Q.#;  Li, M.; Chen, L.; Yu, J.; Cheng, G.-G.; Zhan, M.-T.; Hu, Q.-F.; Zhang, L.; Yao., M.; Matsuda, Y.* "Molecular Basis for the Biosynthesis of an Unusual Chain-Fused Polyketide, Gregatin A." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 8464-8472.


11.     Awakawa, T.; Fujioka, T.; Zhang, L.; Hoshino, S.; Hu, Z.; Hashimoto, J.; Kozone, I.; Ikeda, H.; Shin-ya, K.; Liu, W.; Abe, I. “Reprogramming of the      antimycin NRPS-PKS assembly lines inspired by gene evolution.” Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 3534

10.     Zhang, L.#; Hashimoto, T.#; Qin, B.; Hashimoto, J.; Kozone, I.; Kawahara, T.; Okada, M.; Awakawa, T.; Ito, T.; Asakawa, Y.; Ueki, M.; Takahashi, S.; Osada, H.; Wakimoto, T.; Ikeda, H.; Shin-ya, K.; Abe, I. “Characterization of giant modular PKSs provides insight into genetic mechanism for structural diversification of aminopolyol polyketides.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 1740-1745.

9.      Zhang, L.; Hoshino, S.; Awakawa, T.; Wakimoto, T.; Abe, I. “Structural Diversification of Lyngbyatoxin A by Host-Dependent Heterologous Expression of the tleABC Biosynthetic Gene Cluster.” ChemBioChem 2016, 17, 1407–1411.

8.      Mori, T.; Zhang, L.; Awakawa, T.; Hoshino, S.; Okada, M.; Morita, H.; Abe, I. “Manipulation of prenylation reactions by structure-based engineering of bacterial indolactam prenyltransferases.” Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 10849.

7.      Zhang, L.; Mori, T.; Zheng, Q.; Awakawa, T.; Yan, Y.; Liu, W.; Abe, I. “Rational control of polyketide extender units by structure-based engineering of a crotonyl-CoA carboxylase/reductase in antimycin biosynthesis.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 13462–13465.

6.      Hoshino, S.; Zhang, L.; Awakawa, T.; Wakimoto, T.; Onaka, H.; Abe, I. “Arcyriaflavin E, a new cytotoxic indolocarbazole alkaloid isolated by combined-culture of mycolic acid- containing bacteria and Streptomyces cinnamoneus NBRC 13823.” J. Antibiot. 2015, 68, 342–344.

5.     Awakawa, T.; Zhang, L.; Wakimoto, T.; Hoshino, S.; Mori, T.; Ito, T.; Ishikawa, J.; Tanner, M. E.; Abe, I. “A methyltransferase initiates terpene cyclization in teleocidin B biosynthesis.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9910–9913.

4.     Zhang, L.; Chen, J.; Mori, T.; Yan, Y.; Liu, W.; Abe, I. “Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of AntE, a crotonyl-CoA carboxylase/reductase from Streptomyces sp. NRRL 2288.” Acta Crystallogr., Sect. F: Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun. 2014, 70, 734–737.

3.     Yan Y.; Chen, J.; Zhang, L.; Zheng, Q.; Han, Y.; Zhang, H.; Awakawa, T.; Abe, I.; Liu, W. “Multiplexing of combinatorial chemistry in antimycin biosynthesis expands the molecular diversity and utility.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12308–12312.

2.     Chen, D.; Zhang, L.; Pang, B.; Chen, J.; Xu, Z.; Abe, I.; Liu, W. “FK506 maturation involves a cytochrome P450 protein-catalyzed four-electron C-9 oxidation in parallel with a C-31 O-methylation.” J. Bacteriol. 2013, 195, 1931–1939.

1.     Yan, Y.; Zhang, L.; Ito, T.; Qu, X.; Asakawa, Y.; Awakawa, T.; Abe, I.; Liu, W. “Biosynthetic pathway for high structural diversity of a common dilactone core in antimycin production.” Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4142–4145.

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