Integrating abiotic chemical catalysis and enzymatic catalysis in living cells
Life emerges from networks of multiple chemical reactions mediated by enzymes. If abiotic chemical catalysis is implanted into the reaction network of life, such an integration would produce organisms generating unique secondary metabolites and value-added materials from feedstocks or even air, or new diagnostics and therapeutics against diseases. In this review, we introduce selected papers in this emerging field of catalysis research.
- This article is part of the themed collections: 2021 Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry HOT article collection, Editor’s Collection, Hybrid Catalysis and Catalysis & biocatalysis in OBC