Blog post: Artificial vanillin receptor modulates transcription – University of Copenhagen

Forward this page to a friend Resize Print Bookmark and Share

Plantpower > News from Plant Power > News 2015 > Blog post: Artificial ...

28 October 2015

Blog post: Artificial vanillin receptor modulates transcription

dna

Image from Mehmet Pinarci (Creative Commons)

"One thing absent in a heterologous pathway is substrate regulation: a molecular sensor that adjusts the abundance of the respective enzymes according to substrate availability. A research group from the California Institute of Technology addressed this issue by synthesizing a transcription regulation system that responds to vanillin."

See the post from PhD student Konstantinos Vavitsas discussing this finding.