Application of synthetic biology to sustainable utilization of Chinese materia medica resources
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

Bioactive natural products are the material bases of Chinese materia medica resources. With successful applications of synthetic biology strategies to the researches and productions of taxol, artemisinin and tanshinone, etc, the potential ability of synthetic biology in the sustainable utilization of Chinese materia medica resources has been attracted by many researchers. This paper reviews the development of synthetic biology, the opportunities of sustainable utilization of Chinese materia medica resources, and the progress of synthetic biology applied to the researches of bioactive natural products. Furthermore, this paper also analyzes how to apply synthetic biology to sustainable utilization of Chinese materia medica resources and what the crucial factors are. Production of bioactive natural products with synthetic biology strategies will become a significant approach for the sustainable utilization of Chinese materia medica resources.

Synthetic biology

Chinese materia medica resources

Bioactive natural products

Författare

L. Q. Huang

China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences

W. Gao

Capital Medical University China

Yongjin Zhou

Kemi- och bioteknik, Livsvetenskaper, Systembiologi

Yao xue xue bao = Acta pharmaceutica Sinica

0513-4870 (ISSN)

Vol. 49 37-43

Ämneskategorier

Bioinformatik och systembiologi