Didier Colavizza

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AIMS The characterization of global aerobic metabolism of Lactobacillus plantarum LP652 under different aeration levels, in order to optimize acetate production kinetics and to suppress H2O2 toxicity. METHODS AND RESULTS Cultures of L. plantarum were grown on different aeration conditions. After sugar exhaustion and in the presence of oxygen, lactate was(More)
Adenylate cyclase activity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is dependent on Ras proteins. Both addition of glucose to glucose-deprived (derepressed) cells and intracellular acidification trigger an increase in the cAMP level in vivo. We show that intracellular acidification, but not glucose, causes an increase in the GTP/GDP ratio on the Ras proteins independent(More)
The trehalose content in laboratory and industrial baker's yeast is widely believed to be a major determinant of stress resistance. Fresh and dried baker's yeast is cultured to obtain a trehalose content of more than 10% of the dry weight. Initiation of fermentation, e.g., during dough preparation, is associated with a rapid loss of stress resistance and a(More)
The screening of a bovine submaxillary gland cDNA library yielded 25 clones coding for bovine lactotransferrin. The nucleotide sequence of the longest insert contained a protein-coding region of 2115 nucleotides and a 3' non-coding region of 194 nucleotides followed by a poly(A) tract of about 55 nucleotides. The predicted peptide sequence included a(More)
Malolactic fermentation is essential for the deacidification of high acid grape must. We have constructed a genetically stable industrial strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by integrating a linear cassette containing the Schizosaccharomyces pombe malate permease gene (mae1) and the Oenococcus oeni malolactic gene (mleA) under control of the S. cerevisiae(More)
Previous observations that aquaporin overexpression increases the freeze tolerance of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) without negatively affecting the growth or fermentation characteristics held promise for the development of commercial baker's yeast strains used in frozen dough applications. In this study we found that overexpression of the(More)
The recent determination by X-ray diffraction of the tridimensional structure of human lactotransferrin has underlined the presence of two lobes, each composed of two domains, I and II, as well as the involvement of five ligands in the binding of iron. Only one of the ligands (Asp-61) is located in domain I (residues 1-90 and 252-320), while the others [two(More)
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