CH391L/S13/Metabolic Engineering and Thermophiles

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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_engineering Metabolic Engineering] is the changing and optimization of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_pathway metabolic pathways] in an organism for the increased production of a chemical product.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_engineering Metabolic Engineering] is the changing and optimization of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_pathway metabolic pathways] in an organism for the increased production of a chemical product. This can include the addition of enzymatic steps catalyzed from enzymes encoded by exogenous genes.  With economically viable feedstocks metabolic engineering has become a relevant process by which companies can create sustainable chemicals and pharmaceuticals. 
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Examples of Metabolic Engineering
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*Pharmaceuticals - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisinin#Synthesis_in_engineered_organisms Arteminisin]
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*Petrochemical Replacements - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,4-Butanediol BDO]
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*Biofuels - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofuel]

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Metabolic Engineering

Metabolic Engineering is the changing and optimization of metabolic pathways in an organism for the increased production of a chemical product. This can include the addition of enzymatic steps catalyzed from enzymes encoded by exogenous genes. With economically viable feedstocks metabolic engineering has become a relevant process by which companies can create sustainable chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Examples of Metabolic Engineering

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