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Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2005 Jun;67(5):592-9. Epub 2005 Feb 8.

Microbial production and applications of chiral hydroxyalkanoates.

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MOE Laboratory of Protein Science, Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China. chengq@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Abstract

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are a family of polyesters consisting of over 150 chiral hydroxyalkanoic acids (HA). This paper reviews the physiological functions of (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid (3HB) and (R)-4-hydroxybutyric acid and summarizes the technologies developed to produce various HA [3HB, (R)-3-hydroxyoctanoic acid, (R)-3-hydroxydecanoic acid, etc.] and the applications of chiral HA. Their outlooks and perspectives are discussed.

PMID:
15700123
DOI:
10.1007/s00253-005-1917-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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