Title Coupling S-adenosylmethionine-dependent methylation to growth: Design and uses
Year of Publication 2019
Authors Luo H, Hansen ASL, Yang L, Schneider K, Kristensen M, Christensen U, Christensen HB, Du B, Özdemir E, Feist AM, Keasling JD, Jensen MK, Herrgård MJ, Palsson BO
Journal PLoS Biol
Abstract We present a selection design that couples S-adenosylmethionine-dependent methylation to growth. We demonstrate its use in improving the enzyme activities  of not only N-type and O-type methyltransferases by 2-fold but also an acetyltransferase of another enzyme category when linked to a methylation pathway in Escherichia coli using adaptive laboratory evolution. We also demonstrate its  application for drug discovery using a catechol O-methyltransferase and its inhibitors entacapone and tolcapone. Implementation of this design in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is also demonstrated.  
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