We identified and characterized two novel genes encoding an acetyl-CoA-dependent β-keto acid cleavage enzyme specific for the metabolites of arylglycerol-β-aryl ether [vanilloyl acetic acid/3-(4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-3-oxopropanoic acid] and a vanilloyl-CoA/syringoyl-CoA thioesterase from Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6.
We designed a metabolic pathway to convert β-hydroxypropiovanillone to a platform chemical, 2-pyrone-4,6-dicarboxylate.
We proposed a novel lignin valorization strategy by combining a chemical process that produces β-hydroxypropiovanillone/β-hydroxypropiosyringone from lignin with microbial catabolic functions.
Arkema, Neste and Covestro, Braskem, US Survey and BASF
Agilix, Amazon Climate Fund, McDonald’s Biofuel, e-Nable, Huhtamaki Startups, African Parks, Siberia
Chemical Recycling Commitments & Incentives, Deep Sea Plastic, Greece SUP Ban, NY Composting
- Discovery of novel enzyme genes involved in the conversion of an arylglycerol-β-aryl ether metabolite and their use in generating a metabolic pathway for lignin valorization