2020-2024 Publications

[520] Engineering EPS in Halomonas bluephagenesis leads to self-flocculation and filamentation for convenient downstream processing (2024)

H. Park, L. Zhang, H. He, X. Yan, N. S. Scrutton & G-Q. Chen.

Chemical Engineering Journal, 153374, in press

DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2024.153374


[519] A Long-Term Growth Stable Halomonas sp. Deleted with Multiple Transposases Guided by Its Metabolic Network Model Halo-ecGEM (2024)

L. Zhang, J-W. Ye, G. Li, H. Park, H. Luo, Y. Lin, S. Li, W. Yang, Y. Guan, F. Wu, W. Huang, Q. Wu, N. S. Scrutton, J. Nielson & G-Q. Chen.

Metabolic Engineering, in press

DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.ymben.2024.06.004



[518] Upgrading a cyanobacterial genome-scale model by inclusion of enzymatic constraints (2024)

F. Andrews, N. S. Scrutton & J-M. Schwartz

Algal Research, 81, 103584. 

DOI: 10.1016/j.algal.2024.103584


[517] Transitioning Enzyme Catalysis Towards Photocatalysis (2024)

D. J. Heyes, S. Hay & N. S. Scrutton

Phil Trans Roy Soc A, Accepted



[516] Photocobilins integrate B12 and bilin photochemistry for enzyme control (2024)

S. Zhang, L. N. Jeffreys, H. Poddar, Y. Yu, C. Liu, K. Patel, L. O. Johannissen, L. Zhu, M. J. Cliff, C. Yan, G. Schiro, M. Weik, M. Sakuma, C. W. Levy, D. Leys, D. J. Heyes & N. S. Scrutton.  

Nature Communications, 2740

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-46995-1 

[515] Ectoine hyperproduction by engineered Halomonas bluephagenesis (2024)

Q. Hu, S. Sun, Z. Zhang, W. Liu, X. Yi, H. He, N. S. Scrutton &  G. Chen

Metabolic Engineering, 82, 238 - 249

DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2024.02.010



[514] PHA is not just a bioplastic! (2024)

P. Park, H. He, X. Yan, X. Liu, N. S. Scrutton & G. Chen

Biotechnology Advances, 108320

DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2024.108320

[513] Non-Sterile Microbial Production of Chemicals based on Halomonas spp. (2024)

J. Zhang, X. Yan, H. Park, N. S. Scrutton, T. Chen & G. Chen 

Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 85, 103064

DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2023.103064


[512] Mechanistic implications of the ternary complex structural models for the photoenzyme protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (2023)

A. Taylor, S. Zhang, L. O.  Johannissen, M. Sakuma, R. S.  Phillips, A. P.  Green, S. Hay, D. J. Heyes & N. S. Scrutton

FEBS Journal

DOI: 10.1111/febs.17025

Open Access

[511] Chemoautotrophic Production of Gaseous Hydrocarbons, Bioplastics and Osmolytes by a Novel Halomonas Species (2023)

M. Faulkner, R. Hoeven, P. P. Kelly, Y. Sun, H. Park, L. Liu, H. S. Toogood  & N. S. Scrutton

Biotech for Biofuels and Bioproducts, 16, 152.

DOI: 10.1186/s13068-023-02404-1

Open Access


[510] Arabinose as an Overlooked Sugar for Microbial Bioproduction of Chemical Building Blocks (2023)

V. Kumar, D. Agrawal, R. Bommareddy, M. A. Islam, S. jacob, V. Balan, V. Singh, V. Thakur, N. Navani & N. S. Scrutton.

Critical Reviews in Biotechnology


[509] Decoding catalysis by terpene synthases (2023)

J. N. Whitehead, N. G. H. Leferink, L. O. Johannissen, S. Hay & N.S. Scrutton

ACS Catalysis, 13, 12774–12802

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.3c03047

Open Access


[508] Mapping the Initial Stages of a Protective Pathway that Enhances Catalytic Turnover by a Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenase  (2023) 

J. Zhao, Y. Zhuo, D. E. Diaz, M. Shanmugam, A. J. Tefler, P. J. Linley, D. Kracher, T. Hayashi, L. S. Seibt, F. J. Hardy, O. Manners, T. M. Hedison, K. A. Hollywood, R. Spiess, K. M. Cain, S. Diaz-Moreno, N. S. Scrutton, M. Tovborg, P. H. Walton, D. J. Heyes, & A. P. Green 

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 145, 37, 20672–20682

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c06607

Open Access


[507] Redox driven B12-ligand switch drives CarH photoresponse (2023)

H. Poddar, R. Rios-Santacruz, D. J. Heyes, M. Shanmugam, A. Brookfield, L. O. Johannissen, C. W. Levy, L. N. Jeffreys, S. Zhang, M. Sakuma,  J. P Colletier, S. Hay, G. Schiro, M. Weik, N. S. Scrutton & D. Leys

Nature Communications, 14, 5082

DOI:10.1038/s41467-023-40817-6

Open Access

[506]  Structure-based design of small imine reductase panels for target substrates (2023) 

Y. Yu, A. R. Casamajo, W. Finnigan, C. Schnepel, R. Barker, C. Morrill, R. S. Heath, L. De Maria, N. J. Turner & N. S. Scrutton

ACS Catalysis, 13, 12310–12321

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.3c02278

Open Access


[505] Biosynthesis of cannabigerol and cannabigerolic acid, the gateways to further cannabinoid production. (2023)

L. Kearsey, C. Yan, N. Prandi, H. S. Toogood, E. Takano & N. S. Scrutton

Synthetic Biology, ysad010 

DOI: 10.1093/synbio/ysad010

Open Access

[504]  Unravelling the complexity of enzyme catalysis  (2023)

N. S. Scrutton

FEBS J, 290, 2204-2207

DOI: 10.1111/febs.16796


[503] On-line Omics Platform Expedites Industrial Application of Halomonas bluephagenesis TD1.0 (2023)

H. Park, M. Faulkner, H. S. Toogood, G. Q. Chen & N. S. Scrutton

Bioinformatics and Biology Insights

Open Access

[502]  Photoinduced Electron Transfer from a 1,4,5,6-Tetrahydro Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (Phosphate) Analog to Oxidized Flavin in an Ene-Reductase Flavoenzyme  (2023)

M. Speirs, S. J. O. Hardman, A. I. Iorgu, L. O. Johannissen, D. J. Heyes, N. S. Scrutton, I. V. Sazanovich & S. Hay

J. Phys. Chem. Letts, 14, 3236 - 3242 

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c00176


[501] High-titer Bio-Styrene Production Afforded by Whole-cell Cascade Biotransformation (2023)

H. L. Messiha, N. S. Scrutton & D. Leys

ChemCatChem, 15,  e202201102

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202201102 Open Access

[500]  Mutation in a chlorophyll-binding motif of Brassica ferrochelatase enhances both heme and chlorophyll biosynthesis (2022)

M. Liu, W. Ma, X. Su, X. Zhang, Y. Lu, S. Zhang, J. Yan, D. Feng, L. Ma, A. Taylor, Y. Ge, Q. Cheng, K. Xu, Y. Wang, N. Li, A. Gu, J. Zhang, S. Luo, S. Xuan, X. Chen, N. S. Scrutton, C. Li, J. Zhao & S. Shen.

Cell Reports, 41, 111758, DOI:10.1016/j.celrep.2022.111758


[499] StarCrete: a starch-based regolith biocomposite for extraterrestrial construction (2023)

A. Roberts & N. S. Scrutton 

Open Engineering, 13, 20220390

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/eng-2022-0390

[498]  The Mechanism of Action of Flavin-Dependent Halogenases (2022)

R. D. Barker, Y. Yu, L. De Maria, L. O. Johannissen & N. S. Scrutton 

ACS Catalysis, 15352–15360, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.2c05231


[497] Editorial overview: Catalysis and regulation: The chemistry of catalysis (2022)

N. S. Scrutton & D. Galonić Fujimori

Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 102499, DOI: 10.1016/j.sbi.2022.102499 

[496]  Catalysis by Nature's photoenzymes (2022)

A. Taylor, D. J. Heyes & N. S. Scrutton 

Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 77,102491, DOI: 10.1016/j.sbi.2022.102491 Open Access


[495] Co-production of biofuel, bioplastics and biochemicals during extended fermentation of Halomonas bluephagenesis (2022)

H. Park, H. S. Toogood, G. Chen, & N. S. Scrutton.

Microbial Biotech, DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.14158 Open Access

[494]  How a 10-epi-cubebol Synthase Avoids Premature Reaction Quenching to Form a Tricyclic Product at High Purity (2022)

J. N. Whitehead, N. G. H. Leferink, G. K. Ready, C. W. Levy, S. Hay, E. Takano & N. S. Scrutton.

ACS Catalysis, 12, 12123 - 12131, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.2c03155 Open Access


[493] Baseline proteomics characterisation of the emerging host biomanufacturing organism Halomonas bluephagenesis (2022)

M. Russell, A. Currin, W. Rowe, G. Cheng, P. Barran & N. S. Scrutton.

Sci Data 9, 492 DOI: 10.1038/s41597-022-01610-0 Open Access

[492] Combined pulsed electron double resonance EPR and molecular dynamics investigations of calmodulin suggest effect of crowding agents on protein structure (2022)

A. M. Stewart, M. Shanmugam, R. J. Kutta, N. S. Scrutton, J. Lovett & S. Hay.

Biochemistry, 61, 1735 - 1742, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.2c00099 Open Access


[491] Solution-State Inter-Copper Distribution of Redox Partner-Linked Copper Nitrite Reductases: A Pulsed Electron-Electron Double Resonance Spectroscopy Study (2022)

T. M. Hedison, A. Iorgu, D. Calabrese, D. J. Heyes, M. Shanmugam & N. S Scrutton.

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 13, 6927 - 6934, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c01584 Open Access

[490] Single crystal spectroscopy and multiple structures from one crystal (MSOX) define catalysis in copper nitrite reductases  (2022)

S. L. Rose, S. Baba, H. Okumura, S. V. Antonyuk, D. Sasaki, T. M. Hedison, M. Shanmugam, D. J. Heyes, N. S. Scrutton, T. Kumasaka, T. Tosha, R. R. Eady, M. Yamamoto & S. S. Hasnain

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 119 (30) e2205664119, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2205664119


[489] GeneORator: An Efficient Method for the Systematic Mutagenesis of Entire Genes (2022)

L. Green, N. S. Scrutton & A. Currin

Methods Mol Biol. 2461,111-122, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2152-3_7

[488] Bioproduction of Linalool from Paper Mill Waste  (2022)

M. Rinaldi, S. Tait, H. S. Toogood & N. S. Scrutton

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2022.892896 Open Access

[487] How photoactivation triggers protochlorophyllide reduction: computational evidence of a stepwise hydride transfer during chlorophyll biosynthesis (2022)

L. O. Johannissen, A. Taylor, S. J. O. Hardman, D. J. Heyes, N. S. Scrutton & S. Hay

ACS Catalysis, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.2c00866

[486] An unusual light-sensing function for coenzyme B12 in bacterial transcription regulator CarH (2022)

H. Poddar, D. J. Heyes, S. Zhang, S. J. Hardman, M. Sakuma & N. S. Scrutton

Methods in Enzymology, 668, 349 - 372, DOI: 10.1016/bs.mie.2021.12.010

[485] Molecular determinants of carbocation cyclisation in bacterial monoterpene synthases  (2021)

N. G. H. Leferink, A. M. Escorcia, B. R. Ouwersloot, L. O. Johannissen, S. Hay, M. W. van der Kamp & N. S. Scrutton

ChemBioChemDOI: 10.1002/cbic.202100688  Open Access

[484] Making molecules with photodecarboxylases: a great start or a false dawn? (2021)

T. M. Hedison, D. J. Heyes & N. S. Scrutton

Curr. Res. Chem. Biol, DOI: 10.1016/j.crchbi.2021.100017 Open Access

[483] Combinatorial Use of Environmental Stresses and Genetic Engineering to Increase Ethanol Titres in Cyanobacteria (2021)

F. Andrews, M. Faulkner, H.S. Toogood & N. S. Scrutton

Biotechnology for Biofuels,  DOI:10.1186/s13068-021-02091-w Open Access

[482] Predictive engineering of class I terpene synthases using experimental and computational approaches (2021)

N. G. H. Leferink & N. S. Scrutton

ChemBioChem,  DOI: 10.1002/cbic.202100484 Open Access

[481] Flavoprotein-dependent bioreductions.  In Flavin-based catalysis: principles and applications (2021)

H. S. Toogood & N. S. Scrutton, (Eds., Cibulka & Fraaije), Wiley. Pp 201-224 

DOI: 10.1002/9783527830138.ch8

[480] Blood, sweat and tears: extraterrestrial regolith biocomposites with in vivo binders (2021)

A. D. Roberts, D. R. Whittall, R. Breitling, E. Takanoa, J. J. Blaker, S. Hay and N. S. Scrutton 

Materials Today Bio, 12, 100136, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtbio.2021.100136  Open Access

[479] Flavin oxidation state impacts on nitrofuran antibiotic binding orientation in nitroreductases  (2021)

H. S. Toogood and N. S. Scrutton 

Biochemical Journal, 478, 3423 DOI: 10.1042/BCJ20210489



[478] Design and fabrication of recombinant reflectin-based multilayer reflectors: bio-design engineering and photoisomerism induced wavelength modulation (2021)

E. Wolde-Michael, A. D. Roberts, D. J. Heyes, A. G. Dumanli, J. J. Blaker, E. Takano, N. S. Scrutton 

Scientific Reports,11, 14580  DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-94042-6   Open Access

[477] Alternative metabolic pathways and strategies to high-titre terpenoid production in Escherichia coli  (2021)

M. A. Rinaldi, C. A. Ferraz, and N. S. Scrutton 

Natural Product Reports, 39, 90 - 118, DOI: 10.1039/D1NP00025J  Open Access

[476] Prototyping of microbial chassis for the biomanufacturing of high-value chemical targets (2021)

C. J. Robinson, J. Tellechea-Luzardo, P. Carbonell, A. J. Jervis, C. Yan, K. A. Hollywood, M. S. Dunstan, A. Currin, E. Takano, N. S. Scrutton

Biochem Soc Trans, BST20200017, DOI: 10.1042/BST20200017

[475] Enzyme immobilisation on wood-derived cellulose scaffolds via carbohydrate-binding module fusion constructs (2021)

A. D. Roberts, K. A. P. Payne, S. Cosgrove, V. Tilakaratna, I. Penafiel, W. Finnigan, N. Turner and N. S. Scrutton

Green Chemistry, 23, 4716, DOI:10.1039/D1GC01008E Open Access

[474] Consolidated bioprocessing: synthetic biology routes to fuels and fine chemicals (2021)

A. Banner, H. S. Toogood and N. S. Scrutton

Microorganisms, 9, 1079; , DOI:10.3390/microorganisms9051079

[473] Isopentenol utilization pathway for the production of linalool in Escherichia coli using an improved bacterial linalool/nerolidol synthase (2021)

C. A. Ferraz, N. G. H. Leferink, I. Kosov, and N. S. Scrutton

ChemBioChem,  22, 13, 2325 , DOI:10.1002/cbic.202100110   Open Access

[472] The evolving art of creating genetic diversity: from directed evolution to synthetic biology (2021)

A. Currin S. Parker, C. J. Robinson, E. Takano, N. S. Scrutton and R. Breitling

Biotech Advances,  50, 107762, DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2021.107762  Open Access

[471] A guide to time-resolved structural analysis of light-activated proteins (2021)

H. Poddar, D. J. Heyes, G. Schirò, M. Weik, D. Leys, N. S. Scrutton

FEBS Journal, In Press,  DOI:10.1111/febs.15880   Open Access

[470] Cytochrome c fused copper nitrite reductases (2021)

T. M. Hedison and N. S. Scrutton 

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, DOI:10.1002/9781119951438.eibc2772

[469] Photocatalysis as the ‘master switch’ of photomorphogenesis in early plant development (2021)

D. J. Heyes, S. Zhang, A. Taylor, L. O. Johannissen, S. J. O. Hardman, S. Hay & N. S. Scrutton 

Nature Plants , 7, 268DOI: 10.1038/s41477-021-00866-5

[468] Inflammation control and improvement of cognitive function in COVID-19 infections: Is there a role for kynurenine 3-monooxygenase inhibition? (2021)

M. E. W. Collier, S. Zhang, N. S. Scrutton, F. Giorgini

Drug Discovery Today  26, 6, 1473,  DOI: 10.1016/j.drudis.2021.02.009

[467] A plasmid toolset for CRISPR-mediated genome editing and CRISPRi gene regulation in Escherichia coli (2021)

A. J. Jervis, E. K.R. Hanko, M. S. Dunstan, C. J. Robinson, E. Takano , N. S. Scrutton

Microbial Biotechnology, 14, 3, 1120-1129, DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13780  Open Access

[466] Quantum biology: an update and perspective (2021)

Y. Kim, F. Bertagna, E. M. D’Souza, D. J. Heyes , L. O. Johannisse, E. T. Nery, A. Pantelias, A. Sanchez-Pedreño Jimenez, L. Slocombe, M. Spencer, J. Al-Khalili, G. S. Engel, S. Hay, S. M. Hingley-Wilson, K. Jeevaratnam, A. R. Jones, D. R. Kattnig, R. Lewis, M. Sacchi, N. S. Scrutton, S. R. P. Silva, J. McFadden

Quantum Reports,  3, 80-126 DOI:10.3390/quantum3010006  Open Access

[465] Insights into the H2O2-driven catalytic mechanism of fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (2021)

T. M. Hedison, E. Breslmayr, M. Shanmugam, K. Karnpakdee, D. J. Heyes, A. Green, R. Ludwig, N. S. Scrutton, D. Kracher

FEBS J,  288, 13, 4115, DOI: 10.1111/febs.15704     Open Access

[464] A biological route to conjugated alkenes: microbial production of hepta-1,3,5-triene (2021)

H. Messiha, K. Payne, N. S. Scrutton, D. Leys

ACS Synthetic Biology, 10, 228, DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00464   Open Access

[463] Advantages of brain penetrating inhibitors of kynurenine-3-monooxygenase for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (2020)

S. Zhang, M. E.W. Collier, D. J. Heyes, F. Giorgini, N. S. Scrutton

Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics,  697, 15, 108702, DOI: 10.1016/j.abb.2020.108702

[462] Streamlining natural products biomanufacturing with omics and machine learning-driven microbial engineering (2020)

A. B. Ramzi, S. N. Baharum, H. Bunawan, N. S. Scrutton

Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 8, 1412, DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.608918 

Open Access

[461] In conversation with Nigel Scrutton (2021)

P. Dillon and N. S. Scrutton

FEBS J, 28, 6, 1728-1733DOI: 10.1111/febs.15632

[460] Engineering nature for gaseous hydrocarbon production (2020)

M. Amer, H. Toogood and N. S. Scrutton

Microbial Cell Factories,  19, 209, DOI: 10.1186/s12934-020-01470-6   Open Access

[459] Electron transfer flavoproteins (2020)

H. Toogood and N. S. Scrutton

Encyclopedia of Biophysics,  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35943-9_40-1

[458] Promoter engineering for microbial bio-alkane gas production (2020)

D. Trisrivirat, J. M. X. Hughes, R. Hoeven, M. Faulkner, H. Toogood, P.Chaiyen and N. S. Scrutton

Synthetic Biology,  ysaa022, DOI: 10.1093/synbio/ysaa022    Open Access

[457] In silico design and automated learning to boost next-generation smart biomanufacturing (2020)

P. Carbonell, R. Le Feuvre, E. Takano, N. S. Scrutton

Synthetic Biology,  ysaa020, DOI: 10.1093/synbio/ysaa020   Open Access

[456] Exploiting single domain antibodies as regulatory parts to modulate monoterpenoid production in E. coli (2020)

J. Wilkes, A. Scott-Tucker, M Wright, T. Crabbe, N.S. Scrutton

ACS Synth Biol.,  9, 10, 2828–2839, DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00375    Open Access

[455] Dual role of the active site ‘lid’ regions of protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase in photocatalysis and plant development (2020)

S. Zhang, A.R.F. Godwin, A. Taylor, S.J.O. Hardman, T. A. Jowitt, L.O.Johannissen, S. Hay, C. Baldock, D.J. Heyes, N.S. Scrutton

FEBS J. 288, 1, 175-189, DOI: 10.1111/febs.15542    Open Access

[454] Production of the fragrance geraniol in peroxisomes of a product-tolerant baker’s yeast (2020)

J. Gerke, H. Frauendorf, D. Schneider, M. Wintergoller, T. Hofmeister, A. Poehlein, Z. Zebec, E. Takano, N.S. Scrutton, G. Braus

Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 8, 1097, DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.582052 

Open Access

[453] The catalytic mechanism of aromatic nitration by cytochrome P450 TxtE: involvement of a ferric-peroxynitrite intermediate (2020)

S. Louka, S. M. Barry, D. J. Heyes, M. Q. E. Mubarak, H. S. Ali, L. Alkhalaf, A. W. Munro, N. S. Scrutton, G. L. Challis, and S. P. de Visser

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142, 15764–15779, 

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c05070   Open Access

[452] Photocycle of cyanobacteriochrome TePixJ (2020)

S.  J. O. Hardman, D.  J. Heyes, I. V. Sazanovich, N. S. Scrutton

Biochemistry, 59, 2909–2915, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00382   Open Access

[451] Engineering Escherichia coli towards de novo production of gatekeeper (2S)-flavanones: naringenin, pinocembrin, eriodictyol and homoeriodictyol (2020)

M. S. Dunstan, C.  J. Robinson, A. J. Jervis, C. Yan, P. Carbonell, K. A. Hollywood, A. Currin, N. Swainston, R. Le Feuvre, J. Micklefield, J.-L. Faulon, R. Breitling, N. Turner, E. Takano, N. S. Scrutton

Synthetic Biology, ysaa012, DOI: 10.1093/synbio/ysaa012    Open Access

[450] Renewable and tuneable bio-LPG blends derived from amino acids (2020)

M. Amer, R. Hoeven, P. Kelly, M. Faulkner, M. H. Smith, H. S. Toogood, and N. S. Scrutton

Biotechnology for Biofuels, 13, 125, DOI: 10.1186/s13068-020-01766-0  Open Access

[449]  Non-covalent protein-based adhesives for transparent substrates:  bovine serum albumin vs. recombinant spider silk (2020)

A. D. Roberts, W. Finnigan, P. P. Kelly, M. Faulkner, R. Breitling, E. Takano, N. S. Scrutton, J. J. Blaker and S. Hay

Materials Today Bio, 7, 100068, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtbio.2020.100068  Open Access

[448]  The effect of terminal globular domains on the response of recombinant mini-spidroins to fiber spinning triggers (2020)

W. Finnigan, A. D. Roberts, C. Ligorio, N. S. Scrutton, R. Breitling, J. J. Blaker, E. Takano

Scientific Reports, 10, 10671, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67703-1   Open Access

[447] Ultrafast vibrational energy transfer between protein and cofactor in a flavoenzyme   (2020)

 S.  J. O. Hardman, A. I. Iorgu, D. J. Heyes, N. S. Scrutton, I. V. Sazanovich, S. Hay

Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 124, 5163-5168, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c04929     

Open Access

[446] Photochemical mechanism of light-driven fatty acid photodecarboxylase  (2020)

D. J. Heyes, B. Lakavath, S.  J. O. Hardman, M. Sakuma, T. M. Hedison, N. S. Scrutton

ACS Catalysis, 10, 6691-6696, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01684     Open Access

[445] Thermal, electrochemical and photochemical reactions involving catalytically versatile ene reductase enzymes  (2020)

H. S. Toogood, N. S. Scrutton

The Enzymes, Flavin Dependent Enzymes vol 47, 491 - 515, DOI: 10.1016/bs.enz.2020.05.012

[444] Active intermediates in copper nitrite reductase reactions probed by a cryotrapping-electron paramagnetic resonance approach (2020)

T. M. Hedison, M. Shanmugam, D. J. Heyes, R. Edge, N. S. Scrutton

Angewandte Chemie, 50, 13936-13940, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202005052 Open Access

[443] Flavin doesn’t put all oxygens in one basket (2020)

D. Leys and N. S. Scrutton 

Nature Chemical Biology, 16, 485–486.  DOI: 10.1038/s41589-020-0523-z

[442] Radical-based photoinactivation of fatty acid photodecarboxylases (2020)

B. Lakavath, T. M. Hedison, D. J. Heyes, M. Shanmugam, M. Sakuma, R. Hoeven, V. Tilakaratna, N. S. Scrutton

Analytical Biochemistry, 600, 113749, DOI: 10.1016/j.ab.2020.113749  Open Access  

[441] Rapid prototyping of microbial production strains for the biomanufacture of potential materials monomers (2020)

C. J. Robinson, P. Carbonell, A. J. Jervis, C. Yan, K. A. Hollywood, M. S. Dunstan, A. Currin, N. Swainston, R. Spiess, S.Taylor, P. Mulherin, S. Parker, W. Rowe, N. E. Matthews, K. J. Malone, R. Le Feuvre, P.Shapira, P. Barran, N. J. Turner, J. Micklefield, R. Breitling, E. Takano, N. S. Scrutton

Metabolic Engineering, 60, 168-182, DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2020.04.008   Open Access

[440] Exploring novel bacterial terpene synthases (2020)

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