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Enhancing fatty acid production by the expression of the regulatory transcription factor FadR.
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PMID:  23026122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fatty acids are important precursors to biofuels. The Escherichia coli FadR is a transcription factor that regulates several processes in fatty acid biosynthesis, degradation, and membrane transport. By tuning the expression of FadR in an engineered E. coli host, we were able to increase fatty acid titer by 7.5-fold over our previously engineered fatty acid-producing strain, reaching 5.2±0.5g/L and 73% of the theoretical yield. The mechanism by which FadR enhanced fatty acid yield was studied by whole-genome transcriptional analysis (microarray) and targeted proteomics. Overexpression of FadR led to transcriptional changes for many genes, including genes involved in fatty acid pathways. The biggest transcriptional changes in fatty acid pathway genes included fabB, fabF, and accA. Overexpression of any of these genes alone did not result in a high yield comparable to fadR expression, indicating that FadR enhanced fatty acid production globally by tuning the expression levels of many genes to optimal levels.
Fuzhong Zhang; Mario Ouellet; Tanveer S Batth; Paul D Adams; Christopher J Petzold; Aindrila Mukhopadhyay; Jay Keasling
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
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Title:  Metabolic engineering     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-7184     ISO Abbreviation:  Metab. Eng.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815657     Medline TA:  Metab Eng     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Joint BioEnergy Institute, 5885 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA; Physical Bioscience Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
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