1.D.11 The Surfactin (Surfactin) Family
Surfactin is an acidic lipopeptide produced by Bacillus subtilis strains. At high concentrations (above its critical micellar concentration (CMC) of 9
Surfactin is a cyclic lactone peptide of 7 aas. The structure is provided in Carrillo et al. (2003). It is made by surfactin synthetase (BAA02523), a 3072 aa, multidomain protein in which each domain catalyzes the addition of a different D- or L-amino acid to the growing chain.
The transport reaction catalyzed by surfactin is:
small molecules (in) small molecules (out)