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van Groenestijn, J.W. (author), Geelhoed, J.S. (author), Goorissen, H.P. (author), Meesters, K.P.M. (author), Stams, A.J.M. (author), Claassen, P.A.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Non-axenic operation of a 400 L trickle bed reactor inoculated with the thermophile Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus, yielded 2.8 molH 2mol hexose converted. The reactor was fed with a complex medium with sucrose as the main substrate, continuously flushed with nitrogen gas, and operated at 73°C. The volumetric productivity was 22 mmolH2(L...
article 2009
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Hamer, R.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Coeliac Disease has to be considered a main food related affliction, with life long consequences for the people having the disease. Coeliac Disease patients suffer from adverse effects that can be related to specific gluten peptide sequences that trigger a sequence of immune related reactions leading to damage of the intestine and related...
article 2005
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Damveld, R.A. (author), Arentshorst, M. (author), Franken, A. (author), van Kuyk, P.A. (author), Klis, F.M. (author), van den Hondel, C.A.M.J.J. (author), Ram, A.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In Aspergillus niger, the genes coding for glutamine:fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (gfaA) and α-1,3-glucan synthase (agsA) are induced in response to cell wall stress. In silico analysis of the promoter region of the two genes revealed the presence of putative DNA binding sites for transcription factors involved in stress responses,...
article 2005
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te Biesebeke, R. (author), Levin, A. (author), Sagt, C. (author), Bartels, J. (author), Goosen, T. (author), Ram, A. (author), van den Hondel, C. (author), Punt, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aspergillus oryzae requires polarized growth for colonization of solid substrates, and this growth phenotype differs from that seen in liquid medium. Various experimental approaches were used to identify genes that are differentially expressed when A. oryzae is grown on wheat kernels and in a wheat-based liquid medium. Hybridization of A. oryzae...
article 2005
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Joosten, V. (author), Gouka, R.J. (author), van den Hondel, C.A.M.J.J. (author), Verrips, C.T. (author), Lokman, B.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven TNO Voeding (author)
We report the expression and production of llama variable heavy-chain antibody fragments (VHHs) by Aspergillus awamori. Fragments encoding VHHs were cloned in a suitable Aspergillus expression vector and transformants secreting VHH fragments were analysed for integrated gene copy-numbers, mRNA levels and protein production. Functional V HHs were...
article 2005
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Damveld, R.A. (author), van Kuyk, P.A. (author), Arentshorst, M. (author), Klis, F.M. (author), van den Hondel, C.A.M.J.J. (author), Ram, A.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven TNO Voeding (author)
1,3-α-d-Glucan is an important component of the cell wall of filamentous fungi. We have identified a family of five 1,3-α-d-glucan synthase-encoding genes in Aspergillus niger. The agsA gene was sequenced and the predicted protein sequence indicated that the overall domain structure of 1,3-α-d-glucan synthases is conserved in fungi. Using RT-PCR...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), van Kranenburg, R. (author), Golic, N. (author), Bongers, R. (author), Leer, R.J. (author), de Vos, W.M. (author), Siezen, R.J. (author), Kleerebezem, M. (author)
Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 harbors three plasmids, pWCFS101, pWCFS102, and pWCFS103, with sizes of 1,917, 2,365, and 36,069 bp, respectively. The two smaller plasmids are of unknown function and contain replication genes that are likely to function via the rolling-circle replication mechanism. The host range of the p WCFS101 replicon includes...
article 2005
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Ram, A.F.J. (author), Arentshorst, M. (author), Damveld, R.A. (author), van Kuyk, P.A. (author), Klis, F.M. (author), van den Hondel, C.A.M.J.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Perturbation of cell wall synthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, either by mutations in cell wall synthesis-related genes or by adding compounds that interfere with normal cell wall assembly, triggers a compensatory response to ensure cell wall integrity. This response includes an increase in chitin levels in the cell wall. Here it is shown that...
article 2004
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Nelson, G. (author), Kozlova-Zwinderman, O. (author), Collis, A.J. (author), Knight, M.R. (author), Fincham, J.R.S. (author), Stanger, C.P. (author), Renwick, A. (author), Hessing, J.G.M. (author), Punt, P.J. (author), van den Hondel, C.A.M.J.J. (author), Read, N.D. (author), TNO Voeding Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Calcium signalling is little understood in filamentous fungi largely because easy and routine methods for calcium measurement in living hyphae have previously been unavailable. We have developed the recombinant aequorin method for this purpose. High levels of aequorin expression were obtained in Neurospora crassa, Aspergillus niger and...
article 2004
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Nieuwenhuizen, W.F. (author), Dekker, H.L. (author), Gröneveld, T. (author), de Koster, C.G. (author), de Jong, G.A.H. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Bovine β-lactoglobulin (BLG) is a major component in whey and its physical properties are important for the texture of many dairy-based foods. Modification of proteins with transglutaminase from Streptoverticillium mobaraense (MTGase) can be used to alter their physical properties. MTGase-mediated modification of native BLG was until now,...
article 2004
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Arand, M. (author), Hallberg, B.M. (author), Zou, J. (author), Bergfors, T. (author), Oesch, F. (author), van der Werf, M.J. (author), de Bont, J.A.M. (author), Jones, T.A. (author), Mowbray, S.L. (author)
Epoxide hydrolases are essential for the processing of epoxide-containing compounds in detoxification or metabolism. The classic epoxide hydrolases have an α/β hydrolase fold and act via a two-step reaction mechanism including an enzyme-substrate intermediate. We report here the structure of the limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolase from Rhodococcus...
article 2003
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Berry, A. (author), Janssens, D. (author), Hümbelin, M. (author), Jore, J.P.M. (author), Hoste, B. (author), Cleenwerck, I. (author), Vancanneyt, M. (author), Bretzel, W. (author), Mayer, A.F. (author), Lopez-Ulibarri, R. (author), Shanmugam, B. (author), Swings, J. (author), Pasamontes, L. (author)
A comprehensive taxonomic re-evaluation was performed on the marine, zeaxanthin-producing bacterium formerly classified as [Flavobacterium] sp. strain R-1512 (ATCC 21588). This strain, together with two other previously described marine isolates, [Flavobacterium] strain R-1506 and Paracoccus sp. strain MBIC 3966, were found to comprise a new...
article 2003
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van der Maarel, M.J.E.C. (author), van der Veen, B. (author), Uitdehaag, J.C.M. (author), Leemhuis, H. (author), Dijkhuizen, L. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Starch is a major storage product of many economically important crops such as wheat, rice, maize, tapioca, and potato. A large-scale starch processing industry has emerged in the last century. In the past decades, we have seen a shift from the acid hydrolysis of starch to the use of starch-converting enzymes in the production of maltodextrin,...
article 2002
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Conesa, A. (author), Punt, P.J. (author), Hondel, C.A.M.J.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Peroxidases are oxidoreductases that utilize hydrogen peroxide to catalyze oxidative reactions. A large number of peroxidases have been identified in fungal species and are being characterized at the molecular level. In this manuscript we review the current knowledge on the molecular aspects of this type of enzymes. We present an overview of the...
article 2002
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Maras, M. (author), van Die, I. (author), Contreras, R. (author), van den Hondel, C.A.M.J.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Filamentous fungi are commonly used in the fermentation industry for large scale production of glycoproteins. Several of these proteins can be produced in concentrations up to 20-40 g per litre. The production of heterologous glycoproteins is at least one or two orders of magnitude lower but research is in progress to increase the production...
article 1999
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van Gemeren, I.A. (author), Musters, W. (author), van den Hondel, C.A.M.J.J. (author), Verrips, C.T. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
A copy of the cutinase cDNA from Fusarium solani pisi was constructed starting from synthetic oligonucleotides. For this construction three separate cassettes were made, which were subsequently assembled to form the cutinase gene. Heterologous expression of the synthetic cutinase gene and the subsequent secretion of the recombinant enzyme was...
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