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, 100 (19), 8273-81

The Promises and Challenges of Fusion Constructs in Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology

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The Promises and Challenges of Fusion Constructs in Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology

Haiquan Yang et al. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol.

Abstract

Fusion constructs are used to improve the properties of or impart novel functionality to proteins for biotechnological applications. The biochemical characteristics of enzymes or functional proteins optimized by fusion include catalytic efficiency, stability, activity, expression, secretion, and solubility. In this review, we summarize the parameters of enzymes or functional proteins that can be modified by fusion constructs. For each parameter, fusion strategies and molecular partners are examined using examples from recent studies. Future prospects in this field are also discussed. This review is expected to increase interest in and advance fusion strategies for optimization of enzymes and other functional proteins.

Keywords: Enzyme; Fusion; Optimization; Parameter; Peptide; Protein.

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