Special Issue "Research on Microbial Protein Synthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 2958
Interests: continuous fermentation; microbiological physiology; metabolic engineering; cofactor engineering; protein secretion; biofilm; cell morphology; edible fungi; plant cell culture
Protein is among the most important kinds of biomolecules to have evolved in the process of sustaining life. These days, with the unleashing of their functional potential, proteins are becoming increasingly important to our world, acting as industrial biocatalysts, food and nutrients, therapeutic agents, biomaterial, and finding a variety of other uses. Additionally, more and more protein-derived products are being developed for new application. To cope with this emerging trend, efficient and low-cost synthesis of protein is in high demanding. Microbial synthesis is a prevalent way to produce proteins of wide interest and with many advantages. Microbes can synthesize a great variety of natural or unnatural proteins with complicated structures and long chains beyond chemical synthesis. Microbial cells are also generally easier to grow at low cost compared to other cells such as the animal cells. Despite these factors, microbial protein synthesis still encounters certain challenges and continuous efforts have been made to improve the production efficiency and reduce production cost, whether by fine-tuning the translation machinery, enhancing protein transport or secretion pathways, the applying dynamic control to global metabolic fluxes, and developing cost-effective fermentation process.
The goal of this Special Issue is to publish recent research results as well as review papers on synthesis machinery, fermentation production, function characterization, and the product development of various proteins (e.g., enzyme, pharmaceutical protein, food ingredient, protein material) from microbial systems (e.g., bacterium, yeast, filamentous fungus, mushroom culture). The synthesis of protein through cell-free extracts and the engineering of protein behaviours (e.g., phase separation, aggregation, self-assembly) in microbial cells are also of interest.
Dr. Dong Liu
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- protein expression
- protein secretion
- molecular chaperone
- recombinant protein
- heterologous expression
- alternative protein
- precision fermentation
- continuous fermentation
- microbial cell factories