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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724440/bottleneck-in-secretion-of-%C3%AE-amylase-in-bacillus-subtilis
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REVIEW
Shaomin Yan, Guang Wu
Amylase plays an important role in biotechnology industries, and Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis is a major host to produce heterogeneous α-amylases. However, the secretion stress limits the high yield of α-amylase in B. subtilis although huge efforts have been made to address this secretion bottleneck. In this question-oriented review, every effort is made to answer the following questions, which look simple but are long-standing, through reviewing of literature: (1) Does α-amylase need a specific and dedicated chaperone? (2) What signal sequence does CsaA recognize? (3) Does CsaA require ATP for its operation? (4) Does an unfolded α-amylase is less soluble than a folded one? (5) Does α-amylase aggregate before transporting through Sec secretion system? (6) Is α-amylase sufficient stable to prevent itself from misfolding? (7) Does α-amylase need more disulfide bonds to be stabilized? (8) Which secretion system does PrsA pass through? (9) Is PrsA ATP-dependent? (10) Is PrsA reused after folding of α-amylase? (11) What is the fate of PrsA? (12) Is trigger factor (TF) ATP-dependent? The literature review suggests that not only the most of those questions are still open to answers but also it is necessary to calculate ATP budget in order to better understand how B...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724386/engineering-microbial-cell-factories-for-the-production-of-plant-natural-products-from-design-principles-to-industrial-scale-production
#2
REVIEW
Xiaonan Liu, Wentao Ding, Huifeng Jiang
Plant natural products (PNPs) are widely used as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, seasonings, pigments, etc., with a huge commercial value on the global market. However, most of these PNPs are still being extracted from plants. A resource-conserving and environment-friendly synthesis route for PNPs that utilizes microbial cell factories has attracted increasing attention since the 1940s. However, at the present only a handful of PNPs are being produced by microbial cell factories at an industrial scale, and there are still many challenges in their large-scale application...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720107/reversible-bacterial-immobilization-based-on-the-salt-dependent-adhesion-of-the-bacterionanofiber-protein-ataa
#3
Shogo Yoshimoto, Yuki Ohara, Hajime Nakatani, Katsutoshi Hori
BACKGROUND: Immobilization of microbial cells is an important strategy for the efficient use of whole-cell catalysts because it simplifies product separation, enables the cell concentration to be increased, stabilizes enzymatic activity, and permits repeated or continuous biocatalyst use. However, conventional immobilization methods have practical limitations, such as limited mass transfer in the inner part of a gel, gel fragility, cell leakage from the support matrix, and adverse effects on cell viability and catalytic activity...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716098/awakening-sleeping-beauty-production-of-propionic-acid-in-escherichia-coli-through-the-sbm-operon-requires-the-activity-of-a-methylmalonyl-coa-epimerase
#4
Ricardo Axayacatl Gonzalez-Garcia, Tim McCubbin, Annalena Wille, Manuel Plan, Lars Keld Nielsen, Esteban Marcellin
BACKGROUND: Propionic acid is used primarily as a food preservative with smaller applications as a chemical building block for the production of many products including fabrics, cosmetics, drugs, and plastics. Biological production using propionibacteria would be competitive against chemical production through hydrocarboxylation of ethylene if native producers could be engineered to reach near-theoretical yield and good productivity. Unfortunately, engineering propionibacteria has proven very challenging...
July 17, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716035/systematic-evaluation-of-characteristics-of-the-membrane-based-fed-batch-shake-flask
#5
P Philip, K Meier, D Kern, J Goldmanns, F Stockmeier, C Bähr, J Büchs
BACKGROUND: The initial part of process development involves extensive screening programs to identify optimal biological systems and cultivation conditions. For a successful scale-up, the operation mode on screening and production scale must be as close as possible. To enable screening under fed-batch conditions, the membrane-based fed-batch shake flask was developed. It is a shake flask mounted with a central feed reservoir with an integrated rotating membrane tip for a controlled substrate release...
July 17, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709434/integrating-multi-omics-analyses-of-nonomuraea-dietziae-to-reveal-the-role-of-soybean-oil-in-4-oh-meleu-4-csa-overproduction
#6
Huanhuan Liu, Di Huang, Lina Jin, Cheng Wang, Shaoxiong Liang, Jianping Wen
BACKGROUND: Nonomuraea dietziae is a promising microorganism to mediate the region-specific monooxygenation reaction of cyclosporine A (CsA). The main product [(4'-OH)MeLeu](4)-CsA possesses high anti-HIV/HCV and hair growth-stimulating activities while avoiding the immunosuppressive effect of CsA. However, the low conversion efficiency restricts the clinical application. In this study, the production of [(4'-OH)MeLeu](4)-CsA was greatly improved by 55.6% from 182.8 to 284.4 mg/L when supplementing soybean oil into the production medium, which represented the highest production of [(4'-OH)MeLeu](4)-CsA so far...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693605/scaling-up-and-scaling-down-the-production-of-galactaric-acid-from-pectin-using-trichoderma-reesei
#7
Toni Paasikallio, Anne Huuskonen, Marilyn G Wiebe
BACKGROUND: Bioconversion of D-galacturonic acid to galactaric (mucic) acid has previously been carried out in small scale (50-1000 mL) cultures, which produce tens of grams of galactaric acid. To obtain larger amounts of biologically produced galactaric acid, the process needed to be scaled up using a readily available technical substrate. Food grade pectin was selected as a readily available source of D-galacturonic acid for conversion to galactaric acid. RESULTS: We demonstrated that the process using Trichoderma reesei QM6a Δgar1 udh can be scaled up from 1 L to 10 and 250 L, replacing pure D-galacturonic acid with commercially available pectin...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693571/characterization-of-erythrose-reductase-from-yarrowia-lipolytica-and-its-influence-on-erythritol-synthesis
#8
Tomasz Janek, Adam Dobrowolski, Anna Biegalska, Aleksandra M Mirończuk
BACKGROUND: Erythritol is a natural sweetener that is used in the food industry. It is produced as an osmoprotectant by bacteria and yeast. Due to its chemical properties, it does not change the insulin level in the blood, and therefore it can be safely used by diabetics. Previously, it has been shown that erythrose reductase (ER), which catalyzes the final step, plays a crucial role in erythritol synthesis. ER reduces erythrose to erythritol with NAD(P)H as a cofactor. Despite many studies on erythritol synthesis by Yarrowia lipolytica, the enzymes involved in this metabolic pathway have ever been described...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693509/biomarkers-allow-detection-of-nutrient-limitations-and-respective-supplementation-for-elimination-in-pichia-pastoris-fed-batch-cultures
#9
Jonas Burgard, Minoska Valli, Alexandra B Graf, Brigitte Gasser, Diethard Mattanovich
BACKGROUND: Industrial processes for recombinant protein production challenge production hosts, such as the yeast Pichia pastoris, on multiple levels. During a common P. pastoris fed-batch process, cells experience strong adaptations to different metabolic states or suffer from environmental stresses due to high cell density cultivation. Additionally, recombinant protein production and nutrient limitations are challenging in these processes. RESULTS: Pichia pastoris producing porcine carboxypeptidase B (CpB) was cultivated in glucose or methanol-limited fed-batch mode, and the cellular response was analyzed using microarrays...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679374/development-of-a-counterselectable-seamless-mutagenesis-system-in-lactic-acid-bacteria
#10
Yongping Xin, Tingting Guo, Yingli Mu, Jian Kong
BACKGROUND: Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are receiving more attention to act as cell factories for the production of high-value metabolites. However, the molecular tools for genetic modifying these strains are mainly vector-based double-crossover strategies, which are laborious and inefficient. To address this problem, several counterselectable markers have been developed, while few of them could be used in the wild-type host cells without pretreatment. RESULTS: The pheS gene encoding phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase alpha subunit was identified in Lactococcus lactis NZ9000 genome...
July 5, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646866/engineering-redox-homeostasis-to-develop-efficient-alcohol-producing-microbial-cell-factories
#11
REVIEW
Chunhua Zhao, Qiuwei Zhao, Yin Li, Yanping Zhang
The biosynthetic pathways of most alcohols are linked to intracellular redox homeostasis, which is crucial for life. This crucial balance is primarily controlled by the generation of reducing equivalents, as well as the (reduction)-oxidation metabolic cycle and the thiol redox homeostasis system. As a main oxidation pathway of reducing equivalents, the biosynthesis of most alcohols includes redox reactions, which are dependent on cofactors such as NADH or NADPH. Thus, when engineering alcohol-producing strains, the availability of cofactors and redox homeostasis must be considered...
June 24, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637506/improved-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-production-in-mucor-circinelloides-by-homologous-overexpressing-of-delta-12-and-delta-6-desaturases
#12
Yao Zhang, Xiao Luan, Huaiyuan Zhang, Victoriano Garre, Yuanda Song, Colin Ratledge
BACKGROUND: γ-Linolenic acid (GLA) is important because of its nutritional value and medicinal applications. Although the biosynthetic pathways of some plant and microbial GLA have been deciphered, current understanding of the correlation between desaturases and GLA synthesis in oleaginous fungi is incomplete. In previous work, we found that a large amount of oleic acid (OA) had not been converted to linoleic acid (LA) or GLA in Mucor circinelloides CBS 277.49, which may be due to inadequate activities of the delta-12 or delta-6 desaturases, and thus leading to the accumulation of OA and LA...
June 21, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637476/eliminating-acetate-formation-improves-citramalate-production-by-metabolically-engineered-escherichia-coli
#13
Naga Sirisha Parimi, Ian A Durie, Xianghao Wu, Afaq M M Niyas, Mark A Eiteman
BACKGROUND: Citramalate, a chemical precursor to the industrially important methacrylic acid (MAA), can be synthesized using Escherichia coli overexpressing citramalate synthase (cimA gene). Deletion of gltA encoding citrate synthase and leuC encoding 3-isopropylmalate dehydratase were critical to achieving high citramalate yields. Acetate is an undesirable by-product potentially formed from pyruvate and acetyl-CoA, the precursors of citramalate during aerobic growth of E. coli. This study investigated strategies to minimize acetate and maximize citramalate production in E...
June 21, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629408/biochemical-characterization-of-an-enantioselective-esterase-from-brevundimonas-sp-ly-2
#14
Jing Zhang, Mengjun Zhao, Die Yu, Jingang Yin, Hao Zhang, Xing Huang
BACKGROUND: Lactofen, a member of the diphenylether herbicides, has high activity and is commonly used to control broadleaf weeds. As a post-emergent herbicide, it is directly released to the environment, and easily caused the pollution. This herbicide is degraded in soil mainly by microbial activity, but the functional enzyme involved in the biodegradation of lactofen is still not clear now. RESULTS: A novel esterase gene lacH, involved in the degradation of lactofen, was cloned from the strain Brevundimonas sp...
June 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619110/effect-of-aspartic-acid-and-glutamate-on-metabolism-and-acid-stress-resistance-of-acetobacter-pasteurianus
#15
Haisong Yin, Renkuan Zhang, Menglei Xia, Xiaolei Bai, Jun Mou, Yu Zheng, Min Wang
BACKGROUND: Acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are widely applied in food, bioengineering and medicine fields. However, the acid stress at low pH conditions limits acetic acid fermentation efficiency and high concentration of vinegar production with AAB. Therefore, how to enhance resistance ability of the AAB remains as the major challenge. Amino acids play an important role in cell growth and cell survival under severe environment. However, until now the effects of amino acids on acetic fermentation and acid stress resistance of AAB have not been fully studied...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619052/heterologous-expression-of-an-%C3%AE-amylase-inhibitor-from-common-bean-phaseolus-vulgaris-in-kluyveromyces-lactis-and-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#16
Stephanie Brain-Isasi, Alejandro Álvarez-Lueje, Thomas Joseph V Higgins
BACKGROUND: Phaseolamin or α-amylase inhibitor 1 (αAI) is a glycoprotein from common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) that inhibits some insect and mammalian α-amylases. Several clinical studies support the beneficial use of bean αAI for control of diabetes and obesity. Commercial extracts of P. vulgaris are available but their efficacy is still under question, mainly because some of these extracts contain antinutritional impurities naturally present in bean seeds and also exhibit a lower specific activity αAI...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619035/an-evolutionary-optimization-of-a-rhodopsin-based-phototrophic-metabolism-in-escherichia-coli
#17
Hyun Aaron Kim, Hyun Ju Kim, Jihoon Park, Ah Reum Choi, Kyoo Heo, Haeyoung Jeong, Kwang-Hwan Jung, Yeong-Jae Seok, Pil Kim, Sang Jun Lee
BACKGROUND: The expression of the Gloeobacter rhodopsin (GR) in a chemotrophic Escherichia coli enables the light-driven phototrophic energy generation. Adaptive laboratory evolution has been used for acquiring desired phenotype of microbial cells and for the elucidation of basic mechanism of molecular evolution. To develop an optimized strain for the artificially acquired phototrophic metabolism, an ancestral E. coli expressing GR was adaptively evolved in a chemostat reactor with constant illumination and limited glucose conditions...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619018/efficient-soluble-expression-of-disulfide-bonded-proteins-in-the-cytoplasm-of-escherichia-coli-in-fed-batch-fermentations-on-chemically-defined-minimal-media
#18
Anna Gąciarz, Narendar Kumar Khatri, M Lourdes Velez-Suberbie, Mirva J Saaranen, Yuko Uchida, Eli Keshavarz-Moore, Lloyd W Ruddock
BACKGROUND: The production of recombinant proteins containing disulfide bonds in Escherichia coli is challenging. In most cases the protein of interest needs to be either targeted to the oxidizing periplasm or expressed in the cytoplasm in the form of inclusion bodies, then solubilized and re-folded in vitro. Both of these approaches have limitations. Previously we showed that soluble expression of disulfide bonded proteins in the cytoplasm of E. coli is possible at shake flask scale with a system, known as CyDisCo, which is based on co-expression of a protein of interest along with a sulfhydryl oxidase and a disulfide bond isomerase...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615057/erratum-to-engineering-an-efficient-and-tight-d-amino-acid-inducible-gene-expression-system-in-rhodosporidium-rhodotorula-species
#19
Yanbin Liu, Chong Mei John Koh, Si Te Ngoh, Lianghui Ji
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June 14, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610636/whole-cell-biocatalysts-by-design
#20
REVIEW
Baixue Lin, Yong Tao
Whole-cell biocatalysts provide unique advantages and have been widely used for the efficient biosynthesis of value-added fine and bulk chemicals, as well as pharmaceutically active ingredients. What is more, advances in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, together with the rapid development of molecular genetic tools, have brought about a renaissance of whole-cell biocatalysis. These rapid advancements mean that whole-cell biocatalysts can increasingly be rationally designed. Genes of heterologous enzymes or synthetic pathways are increasingly being introduced into microbial hosts, and depending on the complexity of the synthetic pathway or the target products, they can enable the production of value-added chemicals from cheap feedstock...
June 13, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
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