Recent advances in metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: New tools and their applications

Jiazhang Lian, Shekhar Mishra, Huimin Zhao

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Abstract

Metabolic engineering aims to develop efficient cell factories by rewiring cellular metabolism. As one of the most commonly used cell factories, Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been extensively engineered to produce a wide variety of products at high levels from various feedstocks. In this review, we summarize the recent development of metabolic engineering approaches to modulate yeast metabolism with representative examples. Particularly, we highlight new tools for biosynthetic pathway optimization (i.e. combinatorial transcriptional engineering and dynamic metabolic flux control) and genome engineering (i.e. clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR associated (Cas) system based genome engineering and RNA interference assisted genome evolution) to advance metabolic engineering in yeast. We also discuss the challenges and perspectives for high throughput metabolic engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-108
Number of pages24
JournalMetabolic Engineering
Volume50
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Genome engineering
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Pathway optimization
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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