Recent trends in the field of lipid engineering

Hiroshi Kikukawa, Kenshi Watanabe, Shigenobu Kishino, Michiki Takeuchi, Akinori Ando, Yoshihiro Izumi, Eiji Sakuradani

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    Lipid engineering related to biological functions has made remarkable progress in the fields of microbial production of functional lipids, metabolic engineering of microorganisms, elucidation of physiological functions of rare lipids, lipid-related enzyme engineering, and lipid analysis techniques. Various rare lipids are produced by utilizing microorganisms and their enzymes. It is also becoming clear that the rare lipids produced by intestinal bacteria contribute significantly to human health. Technological advances related to identification of lipid structures and quantification of lipids have led to such discoveries in the field of lipid engineering. This article reviews the latest findings that are attracting attention in the field of lipid engineering related to biological functions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)405-413
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 2022

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Biotechnology
    • Bioengineering
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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