Cornelis T Verrips

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The structural gene of the sweet-tasting plant protein (prepro)thaumatin was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. Expression was effected under control of lac and trp promoter/operator systems and through the use of bacterial ribosome-binding sites. The naturally occurring thaumatin II represents a processed form. The primary translation product,(More)
Pseudomonas glumae PG1 is able to secrete lipase into the extracellular medium. The lipase is produced as a precursor protein, with an N-terminal signal sequence. A second open reading frame (ORF) was found immediately downstream of the lipase structural gene, lipA, a situation found for the lipases of some other Pseudomonas species. Inactivation of this(More)
Recently the existence of 'heavy chain' immunoglobulins in Camelidae has been described. However, as yet there is no data on the binding of this type of antibody to haptens. In addition, it was not a priori predictable whether the binding domains (VHH) of these antibodies could be produced and secreted by the lower eukaryotic micro-organism Saccharomyces(More)
A gene library from the methanol utilizing yeast Hansenula polymorpha, constructed in a lambda Charon4A vector, was used to clone the gene encoding a key methanol assimilating enzyme, dihydroxyacetone synthase (DHAS) by differential plaque hybridization. The nucleotide sequence of the 2106 bp structural gene and the 5' and 3' non-coding regions was(More)
The structural gene and the regulatory DNA sequence of the yeast Hansenula polymorpha methanol oxidase have been isolated. According to the nucleotide sequence data obtained, the structural gene encodes a 664 amino acids long protein, contains no intervening sequences, and the 5'- and 3'-non-coding region contains several sequences implicated in(More)
Three glucanase-extractable cell wall proteins from Saccharomyces cerevisiae were purified, and their N-terminal amino acid sequences were determined. With this information, we were able to assign gene products to three known open reading frames (ORFs). The N-terminal sequence of a 55-kDa mannoprotein corresponded with the product of ORF YKL096w, which we(More)
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 VHHs were detected in(More)
Apart from the use of oral rehydration solution, there are currently no treatment modalities for rotavirus induced diarrhoea, which is particularly relevant to developing countries. Fragments derived from llama heavy chain antibodies were previously shown to be highly stable, efficiently produced in yeast and exhibiting high epitope specific affinity. We(More)
The carboxyl-terminal regions of five cell wall proteins (Cwp1p, Cwp2p, Ag alpha 1p, Tip1p, and Flo1p) and three potential cell wall proteins (Sed1p, YCR89w, and Tir1p) all proved capable of immobilizing alpha-galactosidase in the cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The fraction of the total amount of fusion protein that was localized to the cell wall(More)
The function of the endoplasmic-reticulum-localized chaperone binding protein (BiP) in relation to protein secretion in filamentous fungi was studied. It was shown that the overproduction of several homologous and heterologous recombinant proteins by Aspergillus strains induces the expression of bipA, the BiP-encoding gene from Aspergillus niger and(More)