Unidentified bacterium (ATCC® 53828)

Strain Designations: MA6474  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Unidentified actinomycete
Strain Designations MA6474
Produces immunosuppressant L-685,487 L-685,487
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format freeze-dried
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Bioconversion of Simvastatin
Medium ATCC® Medium 196: Yeast malt extract agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26.0°C
Name of Depositor Merck & Co., Inc.
U.S. Patent Number
Disclosure This material is cited in a US or other Patent and may not be used to infringe the claims. Depending on the wishes of the Depositor, ATCC may be required to inform the Patent Depositor of the party to which the material was furnished.

Arison BH, et al. Microbial transformation product of L-683,990. US Patent 4,975,372 dated Dec 4 1990

Marcin C, et al. Bioconversion of the sodium salt of simvastatin (MK-733) to 6-desmethyl- 6-alpha-hydroxymethyl simvastatin. J. Ind. Microbiol. 8: 157-164, 1991. PubMed: 1367898

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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