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Das molekulare Lineal: Wie entstehen Fettsäuren richtiger Länge?

Wissenschaft Fettsäurebiosynthese


Fatty acids are important biopolymers that are synthesized in a cyclic reaction. After each cycle, the synthesizing enzymes need to decide whether the growing chain is elongated in another cycle or released as mature fatty acid. Recent research has shed light onto the decision makers of fatty acid chain length and has also achieved the manipulation of chain length control for the production of the technologically interesting medium-chain-length fatty acids.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fachbereich Biochemie, Chemie und Pharmazie, Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (BMLS)Goethe-Universität Frankfurt A. M. und Loewe Schwerpunkt MegasynFrankfurt a. M.Deutschland
  2. 2.Lichtenberg-Professor der VolkswagenStiftung für Biomolekulare ChemieGoethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. Fachbereich Biochemie, Chemie und PharmazieFrankfurt a. M.Deutschland

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