BioPort’s research paper “Microbial fatty acid transport proteins and their biotechnological potential” has been published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
Due to the hydrophobic nature of fatty acids, the cellular mechanisms involved in their transport greatly diverge from those of soluble metabolites, and different organisms have developed different strategies to transport fatty acids. In this review, both extracellular and intracellular fatty acid transport systems are described for different microorganisms, including bacteria, yeast and microalgae. Moreover, we also highlight the engineering and biotechnological potential of these transport systems.
You can read the article here.