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Metabolic engineering of functional phytochemicals


Umar, Kabir Mustapha and Mohammed, Abdulkarim Sabo and Radu, Son and Abdul Hamid, Azizah and Saari, Nazamid (2013) Metabolic engineering of functional phytochemicals. International Food Research Journal, 20 (1). pp. 35-41. ISSN 1985-4668; ESSN: 2231-7546


Phytochemicals belonging to the group’s phenols, terpenes, betalains, organosulfides, indoles and protein inhibitors are important components in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts that have health promoting benefits and a variety of applications in food and pharmaceutical industries. Initially only a few of these important phytochemicals are produced commercially by chemical synthesis. However, recent developments in the field of biotechnology have provided metabolic engineering strategies that use microorganisms as cell factories for high production of these products. This review will discuss the general biosynthetic pathways, metabolic engineering and optimization strategies of functional phytochemicals that have received a lot of attention from investigators.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Publisher: Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Functional phytochemicals; Biosynthetic pathways; Metabolic engineering; Optimization strategies
Depositing User: Khairil Ridzuan Khahirullah
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 01:28
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 07:54
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30423
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