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Biosensors Design in Yeast and Applications in Metabolic Engineering.

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Engineering microbial cell factories is a potential approach of sustainable production of chemicals, fuels and pharmaceuticals. However, testing the production of molecules in high throughput is still a time-consuming and laborious process since product synthesis usually does not confer a clear phenotype. Therefore, it is necessary to develop new techniques for fast high-producer screening. Genetically encoded biosensors are considered to be promising devices for high-throughput analysis owing to their ability to sense metabolites and couple detection to an actuator, thereby facilitating the rapid detection of small molecules at single-cell level. Here, we review recent advances in the design and engineering of biosensors in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and their applications in metabolic engineering. Three types of biosensor are introduced in this review: transcription factor based, RNA-based, and enzyme-coupled biosensors. The studies to improve the features of biosensors are also described. Moreover, we summarized their metabolic engineering applications in dynamic regulation and high producer selection. Current challenges in biosensor design and future perspectives on sensor applications are also discussed.

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Name: FEMS yeast research
ISSN: 1567-1364
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