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Title: The Need for Integrated Approaches in Metabolic Engineering


This review highlights state-of-the-art procedures for heterologous small-molecule biosynthesis, the associated bottlenecks, and new strategies that have the potential to accelerate future accomplishments in metabolic engineering. We emphasize that a combination of different approaches over multiple time and size scales must b e considered for successful pathway engineering in a heterologous host. We have classified these optimization procedures based on the "system" that is being manipulated: transcriptome, translatome, proteome, or reactome. By bridging multiple disciplines, including molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and computational sciences, we can create an integral framework for the discovery and implementation of novel biosynthetic production routes.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
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Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
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Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1943-0264
Cold Spring Harbor
Country of Publication:
United States

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Lechner, Anna, Brunk, Elizabeth, and Keasling, Jay D. The Need for Integrated Approaches in Metabolic Engineering. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a023903.
Lechner, Anna, Brunk, Elizabeth, & Keasling, Jay D. The Need for Integrated Approaches in Metabolic Engineering. United States. doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a023903.
Lechner, Anna, Brunk, Elizabeth, and Keasling, Jay D. Mon . "The Need for Integrated Approaches in Metabolic Engineering". United States. doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a023903.
title = {The Need for Integrated Approaches in Metabolic Engineering},
author = {Lechner, Anna and Brunk, Elizabeth and Keasling, Jay D.},
abstractNote = {This review highlights state-of-the-art procedures for heterologous small-molecule biosynthesis, the associated bottlenecks, and new strategies that have the potential to accelerate future accomplishments in metabolic engineering. We emphasize that a combination of different approaches over multiple time and size scales must b e considered for successful pathway engineering in a heterologous host. We have classified these optimization procedures based on the "system" that is being manipulated: transcriptome, translatome, proteome, or reactome. By bridging multiple disciplines, including molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and computational sciences, we can create an integral framework for the discovery and implementation of novel biosynthetic production routes.},
doi = {10.1101/cshperspect.a023903},
journal = {Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology},
issn = {1943-0264},
number = 11,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {8}

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