Bacterial microcompartments moving into a synthetic biological world

Frank, Stefanie and Lawrence, Andrew D. and Prentice, Michael B. and Warren, Martin J. (2013) Bacterial microcompartments moving into a synthetic biological world. Journal of Biotechnology, 163 (2). pp. 273-279. ISSN 0168-1656. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Bacterial microcompartment; Organelle; Propanediol utilisation; Metabolism; Carboxysome
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: S. Frank
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 15:53 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2013 09:17 UTC
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