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We have cloned the cDNA coding for the Rhodotorula gracilis D-amino acid oxidase (DAAO), an enzyme that performs with high catalytic efficiency biotechnologically relevant bioconversions, by PCR amplification. The first strand cDNA was synthesised from the total mRNA fraction isolated from R. gracilis cells grown under DAAO-inducing conditions. The R.(More)
Strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae transformed with a multicopy expression vector bearing both the Escherichia coli beta-galactosidase gene under the control of the upstream activating sequence of the GAL1-10 genes and the GAL4 activator gene release part of beta-galactosidase in the growth medium. This release is due to cell lysis of the older mother(More)
In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae genetic and biochemical evidence indicates that the product of the CDC25 gene activates the RAS/adenylyl cyclase/protein kinase A pathway by acting as a guanine nucleotide protein. Here we report the isolation of a mouse brain cDNA homologous to CDC25. The mouse cDNA, called CDC25Mm, complements specifically point(More)
Recently the polyphosphoinositides (PI) turnover has been related to the control of growth and cell cycle also in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and the RAS2 and RAS1 gene products have been shown to be involved in the stimulation of PI turnover in G0/G1 arrested yeast cells. Here we show that addition of glucose to previously glucose-starved cells, stimulates,(More)
We have applied transcriptomic and proteomic techniques to identify changes in the RNA and the protein levels in the mouse cerebellum after chronic treatment with Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Among approximately 14,000 transcripts in a mouse cDNA microarray library, we found 11 genes with altered expression. RasGRF1, a neuron-specific Ras guanine(More)
In the manufacturing of baker's yeast by aerobic fed-batch systems, continuous assessment of the state of the process is necessary for regulating the flow rate (on/off) for growth medium addition. A new, simple method for the fed-batch yeast process has been developed. It is based on pH changes as a suitable parameter for regulating the feed of fresh(More)
The CDC25Mm gene codes for Ras-guanine nucleotide exchange factors. Four different full-length cDNA clones derived from the same gene and coding for proteins of different sizes that have in common the last 661 amino acids have been isolated from mouse brain. In order to investigate the expression of the products of this gene in different tissues we have(More)
Cell size distributions, obtained either as protein distribution by flow cytometry or as cell volume distribution by a Coulter counter, give relevant information about the growth conditions of populations of budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We have previously found a good correlation between these distributions and the growth rate in continuous(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells transformed with a multicopy expression vector bearing an in frameSTA2-LacZ gene fusion under the control of the galactose inducibleUAS GAL/CYC1 promoter, secrete β-galactosidase in the periplasmic space. Fermentation studies showed that with this transformed strain it is possible to reach on lactose high cell densities with(More)
A detailed kinetic analysis of the cell cycle of cdc25-1, RAS2Val-19, or cdc25-1/RAS2Val-19 mutants during exponential growth is presented. At the permissive temperature (24 degrees C), cdc25-1 cells show a longer G1/unbudded phase of the cell cycle and have a smaller critical cell size required for budding without changing the growth rate in comparison to(More)