Bacterial microcompartments moving into a synthetic biological world

Frank, Stefanie, Lawrence, Andrew D., Prentice, Michael B. and Warren, Martin J. ORCID: (2013) Bacterial microcompartments moving into a synthetic biological world. Journal of Biotechnology, 163 (2). pp. 273-279. ISSN 0168-1656

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Bacterial microcompartments are proteinaceous organelles that are found in a broad range of bacteria. They are composed of an outer protein shell that encases a specific metabolic process. Examples include the carboxysome, which houses enzymes associated with carbon fixation, and the propanediol metabolosome, which contains enzymes linked with the catabolism of propanediol to propionic acid. In this article the molecular structure of bacterial microcompartments is examined and the potential to engineer these intriguing organelles for biotechnological applications is explored.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) , Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Health Research Board, Ireland .
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacterial microcompartment,carboxysome,metabolism,organelle,propanediol utilisation,biotechnology,bioengineering,applied microbiology and biotechnology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300/1305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2022 14:31
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 06:53
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2012.09.002

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