Special Issue "Microbial Enzymes and Metabolites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: carbon-carbon (C-C) bonding enzymes; amino acid biosynthesis; metabolic engineering
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This issue of IJMS will be devoted to microbial enzymes and metabolites. Microorganisms host a plentitude of enzymes. Microbial enzymes play roles in specific biosynthetic and catabolic pathways. They are being used in vitro for diagnostic purposes, for the production of low-molecular-weight compounds (amino acids, peptides, organic acids, alcohols, antibiotics, sugars), in the production of biofuels a.o. Microbial enzymes have already become standard tools in bio-organic and pharmaceutical chemistry, as they enlarge the toolbox for organic chemists. The study of the structure–function relationships of these enzymes (enzymatic mechanisms, substrate scope and stereoselectivity, protein design) allows us to broaden their substrate ranges. New developments in enzyme design also deal with microbial enzymes to create reactions that are new to nature. Enzyme cascades involve several enzymes to achieve novel compounds. Finally, in metabolic engineering of microorganisms, novel metabolic pathways are opened up by coupling of microbial enzymes stemming from various origins.
Prof. Dr. Georg A. Sprenger
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- Structure/function relationships
- protein engineering/enzyme design