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Bracher, J.M. (author), Verhoeven, M.D. (author), Wisselink, H. Wouter (author), Crimi, B. (author), Nijland, Jeroen G. (author), Driessen, Arnold J.M. (author), Klaassen, Paul (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Background: l-Arabinose occurs at economically relevant levels in lignocellulosic hydrolysates. Its low-affinity uptake via the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Gal2 galactose transporter is inhibited by d-glucose. Especially at low concentrations of l-arabinose, uptake is an important rate-controlling step in the complete conversion of these...
journal article 2018
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Verhoeven, M.D. (author), de Valk, S.C. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
D-Glucose, D-xylose and L-arabinose are major sugars in lignocellulosic hydrolysates. This study explores fermentation of glucose-xylose-arabinose mixtures by a consortium of three ‘specialist’ Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. A D-glucose- and L-arabinose-tolerant xylose specialist was constructed by eliminating hexose phosphorylation in an...
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Papapetridis, I. (author), Verhoeven, M.D. (author), Wiersma, S.J. (author), Goudriaan, M. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Simultaneous fermentation of glucose and xylose can contribute to improved productivity and robustness of yeast-based processes for bioethanol production from lignocellulosic hydrolysates. This study explores a novel laboratory evolution strategy for identifying mutations that contribute to simultaneous utilisation of these sugars in batch...
journal article 2018
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Mans, R. (author), Hassing, E. (author), Wijsman, M. (author), Giezekamp, Annabel (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing allows rapid, simultaneous modification of multiple genetic loci in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Here, this technique was used in a functional analysis study aimed at identifying the hitherto unknown mechanism of lactate export in this yeast. First, an S. cerevisiae strain was constructed with deletions in 25...
journal article 2017
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Bracher, J.M. (author), de Hulster, A.F. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Biotin prototrophy is a rare, incompletely understood, and industrially relevant characteristic of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. The genome of the haploid laboratory strain CEN.PK113-7D contains a full complement of biotin biosynthesis genes, but its growth in biotin-free synthetic medium is extremely slow (specific growth rate [μ] ≈ 0.01...
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Chromosomal copy number variation (CCNV) plays a key role in evolution and health of eukaryotes. The unicellular yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an important model for studying the generation, physiological impact, and evolutionary significance of CCNV. Fundamental studies of this yeast have contributed to an extensive set of methods for...
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Papapetridis, I. (author), van Dijk, M. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
-dependent acetate reduction has been shown to improve ethanol yields and...
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Jansen, Mickel L.A. (author), Bracher, J.M. (author), Papapetridis, I. (author), Verhoeven, M.D. (author), de Bruijn, J.A. (author), de Waal, P. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Klaassen, P (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
The recent start-up of several full-scale ‘second generation’ ethanol plants marks a major milestone in the development of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for fermentation of lignocellulosic hydrolysates of agricultural residues and energy crops. After a discussion of the challenges that these novel industrial contexts impose on yeast strains,...
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Marques, W.L. (author), Mans, R. (author), Marella, Eko Roy (author), Cordeiro, Rosa Lorizolla (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Gombert, Andreas K. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Many relevant options to improve efficacy and kinetics of sucrose metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and, thereby, the economics of sucrose-based processes remain to be investigated. An essential first step is to identify all native sucrose-hydrolysing enzymes and sucrose transporters in this yeast, including those that can be activated...
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Brickwedde, A. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Geertman, Jan Maarten A. (author), Magalhães, Frederico (author), Kuijpers, Niels G.A. (author), Gibson, Brian (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
The lager brewing yeast Saccharomyces pastorianus, an interspecies hybrid of S. eubayanus and S. cerevisiae, ferments maltotriose, maltose, sucrose, glucose and fructose in wort to ethanol and carbon dioxide. Complete and timely conversion ("attenuation") of maltotriose by industrial S. pastorianus strains is a key requirement for process...
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Gonzalez Ramos, D. (author), Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Grijseels, Sietske S. (author), Swinnen, Steve (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Nevoigt, Elke (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Background: Acetic acid, released during hydrolysis of lignocellulosic feedstocks for second generation bioethanol production, inhibits yeast growth and alcoholic fermentation. Yeast biomass generated in a propagation step that precedes ethanol production should therefore express a high and constitutive level of acetic acid tolerance before...
journal article 2016
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Kozak, B.U. (author), van Rossum, Harmen M. (author), Niemeijer, M.S. (author), van Dijk, M. (author), Benjamin, Kirsten (author), Wu, Liang (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae ethanol dissimilation is initiated by its oxidation and activation to cytosolic acetyl-CoA. The associated consumption of ATP strongly limits yields of biomass and acetyl-CoA-derived products. Here, we explore the implementation of an ATP-independent pathway for acetyl-CoA synthesis from ethanol that, in theory,...
journal article 2016
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Vos, T. (author), De la Torre Cortes, P. (author), Van Gulik, W.M. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran-Lapujade, P.A.S. (author)
Introduction: Saccharomyces cerevisiae has become a popular host for production of non-native compounds. The metabolic pathways involved generally require a net input of energy. To maximize the ATP yield on sugar in S. cerevisiae, industrial cultivation is typically performed in aerobic, sugar-limited fed-batch reactors which, due to constraints...
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Oud, B. (author), Guadalupe-Medina, V. (author), Nijkamp, J.F. (author), De Ridder, D. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Laboratory evolution of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae in bioreactor batch cultures yielded variants that grow as multicellular, fast-sedimenting clusters. Knowledge of the molecular basis of this phenomenon may contribute to the understanding of natural evolution of multicellularity and to manipulating cell sedimentation in laboratory and...
journal article 2013
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Kuijpers, N.G.A. (author), Chroumpi, S. (author), Vos, T. (author), Solis-Escalante, D. (author), Bosman, D. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Daran-Lapujade, P.A.S. (author)
In vivo assembly of overlapping fragments by homologous recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a powerful method to engineer large DNA constructs. Whereas most in vivo assembly methods reported to date result in circular vectors, stable integrated constructs are often preferred for metabolic engineering as they are required for large-scale...
journal article 2013
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Guadalupe-Medina, V. (author), Wisselink, H.W. (author), Luttik, M.A.H. (author), De Hulster, E. (author), Daran, J.M. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Background Redox-cofactor balancing constrains product yields in anaerobic fermentation processes. This challenge is exemplified by the formation of glycerol as major by-product in yeast-based bioethanol production, which is a direct consequence of the need to reoxidize excess NADH and causes a loss of conversion efficiency. Enabling the use of...
journal article 2013
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Gonzalez-Ramos, D. (author), Van den Broek, M. (author), Van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.M.G. (author)
Background n-Butanol and isobutanol produced from biomass-derived sugars are promising renewable transport fuels and solvents. Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been engineered for butanol production, but its high butanol sensitivity poses an upper limit to product titers that can be reached by further pathway engineering. A better understanding of...
journal article 2013
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Koopman, F.W. (author), Beekwilder, J. (author), Crimi, B. (author), Van Houwelingen, A. (author), Hall, R.D. (author), Bosch, D. (author), Van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.M. (author)
Background Flavonoids comprise a large family of secondary plant metabolic intermediates that exhibit a wide variety of antioxidant and human health-related properties. Plant production of flavonoids is limited by the low productivity and the complexity of the recovered flavonoids. Thus to overcome these limitations, metabolic engineering of...
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Oud, B. (author), Flores, C.L. (author), Gancedo, C. (author), Zhang, X. (author), Trueheart, J. (author), Daran, J.M. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Background Pyruvate-decarboxylase negative (Pdc-) strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae combine the robustness and high glycolytic capacity of this yeast with the absence of alcoholic fermentation. This makes Pdc-S. cerevisiae an interesting platform for efficient conversion of glucose towards pyruvate-derived products without formation of ethanol...
journal article 2012
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Veiga, T. (author), Gombert, A.K. (author), Landes, N. (author), Verhoeven, M.D. (author), Kiel, J.A.K.W. (author), Krikken, A. (author), Nijland, J.G. (author), Touw, H. (author), Luttik, M.A.H. (author), Van der Toorn, J.C. (author), Driessen, A.J.M. (author), Bovenberg, R.A.L. (author), Van den Berg, M.A. (author), Van der Klei, I.J. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.M. (author)
Industrial production of semi-synthetic cephalosporins by Penicillium chrysogenum requires supplementation of the growth media with the side-chain precursor adipic acid. In glucose-limited chemostat cultures of P. chrysogenum, up to 88% of the consumed adipic acid was not recovered in cephalosporin-related products, but used as an additional...
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