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Producing 3-Hydroxycarboxylic Acid and Ketone Using Polyketide Synthases

United States Patent Application

20150307855
A1
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The present invention provides for a polyketide synthase (PKS) capable of synthesizing a 3-hydroxycarboxylic acid or ketone. The present invention also provides for a host cell comprising the PKS and when cultured produces the 3-hydroxycarboxylic acid or ketone.
Yuzawa, Satoshi (El Cerrito, CA), Katz, Leonard (Oakland, CA), Keasling, Jay D. (Berkeley, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
14/ 633,076
February 26, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-ACO2-05CH11231 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.