Cell-free chemoenzymatic starch synthesis from carbon dioxide

@article{Cai2021CellfreeCS,
  title={Cell-free chemoenzymatic starch synthesis from carbon dioxide},
  author={Tao Cai and Hongbing Sun and Jing Qiao and Leilei Zhu and Fan Zhang and J. Zhang and Zi Kang Tang and Xinlei Wei and Jiangang Yang and Qianqian Yuan and Wangyin Wang and Xue Yang and Huanyu Chu and Qian Wang and Chun You and Hongwu Ma and Yuanxia Sun and Yin Li and Can Li and Huifeng Jiang and Qinhong Wang and Yanhe Ma},
  journal={Science},
  year={2021},
  volume={373},
  pages={1523 - 1527}
}
Description From carbon dioxide to starch: no plants required Many plants turn glucose from photosynthesis into polymers that form insoluble starch granules ideal for long-term energy storage in roots and seeds. Cai et al. developed a hybrid system in which carbon dioxide is reduced to methanol by an inorganic catalyst and then converted by enzymes first to three and six carbon sugar units and then to polymeric starch. This artificial starch anabolic pathway relies on engineered recombinant… 
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