Electron transfer process in microbial electrochemical technologies: the role of cell-surface exposed conductive proteins

Costa, Nazua L., Clarke, Thomas A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6234-1914, Philipp, Laura-Alina, Gescher, Johannes, Louro, Ricardo O. and Paquete, Catarina M. (2018) Electron transfer process in microbial electrochemical technologies: the role of cell-surface exposed conductive proteins. Bioresource Technology, 255. pp. 308-317. ISSN 0960-8524

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Electroactive microorganisms have attracted significant interest for the development of novel biotechnological systems of low ecological footprint. These can be used for the sustainable production of energy, bioremediation of metal-contaminated environments and production of added-value products. Currently, almost 100 microorganisms from the Bacterial and Archaeal domains are considered electroactive, given their ability to efficiently interact with electrodes in microbial electrochemical technologies. Cell-surface exposed conductive proteins are key players in the electron transfer between cells and electrodes. Interestingly, it seems that among the electroactive organisms identified so far, these cell-surface proteins fall into one of four groups. In this review, the different types of cell-surface conductive proteins found in electroactive organisms will be overviewed, focusing on their structural and functional properties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: extracellular electron transfer,cell-surface exposed conductive proteins,multiheme c-type cytochromes,electroactive bacteria,microbial electrochemical technologies
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Molecular Microbiology
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Energy Materials Laboratory
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2022 09:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66184
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.01.133


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