Microbiology Monographs

Amino Acid Biosynthesis – Pathways, Regulation and Metabolic Engineering

Editors: Wendisch, Volker F. (Ed.)

  • Combines new fundamental biochemical findings with applied aspects of biotechnological engineering

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Amino Acids Biosynthesis presents the current knowledge of fundamental as well as applied microbiology of amino acids. Topics discussed are the amino acid biosynthetic pathways, their genetic and biochemical regulation, transport of amino acids and genomics of producing microorganisms. The characterization of the control mechanisms of amino acid biosynthesis has revealed insights into principles of genetic and biochemical regulation, such as transcriptional regulators and a new class of regulatory elements, the riboswitch.

The volume further deals with the metabolic engineering of microorganisms for the biotechnological production of amino acids for use as pharmaceuticals and, particularly, as food and feed additives. Comprehensive reviews are given of recent achievements to enable or improve production of amino acids and dipeptides by fermentation and enzyme catalysis. Here, the particular focus is on metabolic engineering, the rational improvement of metabolic functions using recombinant DNA technology.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Production of Glutamate and Glutamate-Related Amino Acids: Molecular Mechanism Analysis and Metabolic Engineering

    Hiroshi Shimizu, Takashi Hirasawa

    Pages 1-38

  • The l-Lysine Story: From Metabolic Pathways to Industrial Production

    Christoph Wittmann, Judith Becker

    Pages 39-70

  • l -Threonine

    Mechthild Rieping, Thomas Hermann

    Pages 71-92

  • Aromatic Amino Acids

    Georg A. Sprenger

    Pages 93-127

  • Branched-Chain Amino Acids

    Miroslav Pátek

    Pages 129-162

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amino Acid Biosynthesis – Pathways, Regulation and Metabolic Engineering
Editors
  • Volker F. Wendisch
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-48596-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-48596-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-48595-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08018-0
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 413
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Topics