Engineering of Metabolic Pathways by Artificial Enzyme Channels.

Pröschel M, Detsch R, Boccaccini AR, Sonnewald U (2015)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2015


Book Volume: 3

Pages Range: 168

DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2015.00168


Application of industrial enzymes for production of valuable chemical compounds has greatly benefited from recent developments in Systems and Synthetic Biology. Both, in vivo and in vitro systems have been established, allowing conversion of simple into complex compounds. Metabolic engineering in living cells needs to be balanced which is achieved by controlling gene expression levels, translation, scaffolding, compartmentation, and flux control. In vitro applications are often hampered by limited protein stability/half-life and insufficient rates of substrate conversion. To improve stability and catalytic activity, proteins are post-translationally modified and arranged in artificial metabolic channels. Within the review article, we will first discuss the supramolecular organization of enzymes in living systems and second summarize current and future approaches to design artificial metabolic channels by additive manufacturing for the efficient production of desired products.

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Pröschel, M., Detsch, R., Boccaccini, A.R., & Sonnewald, U. (2015). Engineering of Metabolic Pathways by Artificial Enzyme Channels. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3, 168.


Pröschel, Marlene, et al. "Engineering of Metabolic Pathways by Artificial Enzyme Channels." Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 3 (2015): 168.

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