Mutant Transporters for Bacterial Uptake of Terephthalic Acid

Christopher Johnson (Inventor), Gregg Beckham (Inventor), Isabel Mendoza (Inventor), Ellen Neidle (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present disclosure relates to a non-naturally occurring microorganism that includes a gene encoding a MucK transporter protein, where the microorganism is capable of catabolizing terephthalic acid (TPA). In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the gene encoding the MucK transporter protein may contain at least one mutation, relative to a reference gene encoding a reference MucK transporter protein.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number12,012,434 B2
Filing date18/06/24
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-2800-90365


  • gene encoding
  • MucK transporter protein
  • terephthalic acid (TPA)


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