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Synthetic Bacterial Microcompartment Shell Proteins Derived by Circular Permutation and/or Genetic Fusion

INTRODUCTION Bacterial microcompartments (BMCs) are organelles used by various bacteria to encapsulate metabolic pathways into a proteinaceous shell. BMCs serve as scaffolds to organize encapsulated enzymes and as physical boundaries to reduce diffusive loss of volatile or toxic intermediates and restrict crosstalk with cytosolic biosynthetic pathways....
Published: 9/30/2022   |   Inventor(s): Cheryl Kerfeld, Bryan Ferlez, Markus Sutter, Andrew Hagen, Nancy Sloan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy, Chemicals, Environmental, Manufacturing Equipment

Engineered Shell Proteins to Enable Electron Transfer Across the Shell of a Bacterial Microcompartment

INTRODUCTION Bacterial microcompartments (BMCs) are organelles used by various bacteria to encapsulate metabolic pathways into a proteinaceous shell. Because of their attributes (self-assembling modules, optimization of the reactions in their lumen.) they have potential as catalytic bioreactors that can be customized to support new metabolic functions....
Published: 3/3/2021   |   Inventor(s): Cheryl Kerfeld, Clement Aussignargues
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Energy, Environmental, Manufacturing Equipment

A Minimized Cyanobacterial Microcompartment for CO2 Fixation

Executive Summary Carboxysomes form an essential part of the cyanobacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism which reduces losses from photorespiration and increases the tolerance to low external CO2 concentrations. This efficiency-enhancing mechanism cannot be found in algae or higher plants, where it may be used to increase photosynthetic efficiency...
Published: 10/24/2016   |   Inventor(s): Cheryl Kerfeld, Cesar Gonzalez Esquer
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy, Agriculture