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Engineering artificial signalling functions with proteases.

Gräwe, Alexander ; Ranglack, Jan ; Weber, Wadim ; Stein, Viktor (2019)
Engineering artificial signalling functions with proteases.
In: Current opinion in biotechnology, 63
doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2019.09.017
Article, Bibliographie

Abstract

Proteases have emerged as a promising class of enzymes to build post-translationally regulated signalling functions in diverse organisms and cell types ranging from simple prokaryotes to higher eukaryotes and in reconstituted systems in vitro. An expanding repertoire of proteases can now be readily configured to build tailored sensors, switches and transducers, and is increasingly facilitating the construction of complex sensory systems for a variety of biotechnological and biomedical applications. This is complemented by an increasing understanding of the fundamental design principles underlying biological signal processing at both protein-level and circuit-level that is now actively probed through synthesis. This review thus aims to summarize and analyse the most promising conceptual and experimental approaches that can be applied to build artificial signalling functions with proteases while highlighting advances, drawbacks and limitations.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2019
Creators: Gräwe, Alexander ; Ranglack, Jan ; Weber, Wadim ; Stein, Viktor
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Engineering artificial signalling functions with proteases.
Language: English
Date: 4 November 2019
Journal or Publication Title: Current opinion in biotechnology
Volume of the journal: 63
DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2019.09.017
Abstract:

Proteases have emerged as a promising class of enzymes to build post-translationally regulated signalling functions in diverse organisms and cell types ranging from simple prokaryotes to higher eukaryotes and in reconstituted systems in vitro. An expanding repertoire of proteases can now be readily configured to build tailored sensors, switches and transducers, and is increasingly facilitating the construction of complex sensory systems for a variety of biotechnological and biomedical applications. This is complemented by an increasing understanding of the fundamental design principles underlying biological signal processing at both protein-level and circuit-level that is now actively probed through synthesis. This review thus aims to summarize and analyse the most promising conceptual and experimental approaches that can be applied to build artificial signalling functions with proteases while highlighting advances, drawbacks and limitations.

Identification Number: pmid:31698156
Divisions: 10 Department of Biology
10 Department of Biology > Protein Engineering of Ion Conducting Nanopores
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 08:47
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