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Advancement of Metabolic Engineering Assisted by Synthetic Biology

School of Integrative Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
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Catalysts 2018, 8(12), 619; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8120619
Received: 14 November 2018 / Revised: 26 November 2018 / Accepted: 27 November 2018 / Published: 4 December 2018
Synthetic biology has undergone dramatic advancements for over a decade, during which it has expanded our understanding on the systems of life and opened new avenues for microbial engineering. Many biotechnological and computational methods have been developed for the construction of synthetic systems. Achievements in synthetic biology have been widely adopted in metabolic engineering, a field aimed at engineering micro-organisms to produce substances of interest. However, the engineering of metabolic systems requires dynamic redistribution of cellular resources, the creation of novel metabolic pathways, and optimal regulation of the pathways to achieve higher production titers. Thus, the design principles and tools developed in synthetic biology have been employed to create novel and flexible metabolic pathways and to optimize metabolic fluxes to increase the cells’ capability to act as production factories. In this review, we introduce synthetic biology tools and their applications to microbial cell factory constructions. View Full-Text
Keywords: synthetic biology; metabolic engineering; microbial cell factory; synthetic metabolic pathways synthetic biology; metabolic engineering; microbial cell factory; synthetic metabolic pathways
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Lee, H.-M.; Vo, P.N.L.; Na, D. Advancement of Metabolic Engineering Assisted by Synthetic Biology. Catalysts 2018, 8, 619. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8120619

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