Check the new publication by our Glaukos partners in Forschungszentrum Jülich, as part of the Metabolic Engineering Volume 75!
“𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑧𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑡-𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑏𝑜𝑥𝑦𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝑃𝑠𝑒𝑢𝑑𝑜𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑢𝑛𝑔𝑎𝑙 2-ℎ𝑦𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑥𝑦𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒”. Read the full open access article here.
The authors were able to characterize and engineer the way bacteria metabolize branched-chain plastic monomers. In doing so they also discovered interesting connections to microbial “chemical warfare” and even a medical relevance for fighting microbial pathogens.