Designer metalloenzymes for synthetic biology: Enzyme hybrids for catalysis

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Abstract

Combining organometallics and biology has generated broad interest from scientists working on applications from in situ drug release to biocatalysis. Engineered enzymes and biohybrid catalysts (also referred to as artificial enzymes) have introduced a wide range of abiotic chemistry into biocatalysis. Predominantly, this work has concentrated on using these catalysts for single step in vitro reactions. However, the promise of using these hybrid catalysts in vivo and combining them with synthetic biology and metabolic engineering is vast. This report will briefly review recent advances in artificial metalloenzyme design, followed by summarising recent studies that have looked at the use of these hybrid catalysts in vivo and in enzymatic cascades, therefore exploring their potential for synthetic biology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-71
JournalCurrent opinion in chemical biology
Volume58
Early online date5 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Aug 2020

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