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Biotechnological production of 2,3-butanediol (hereafter referred to as 2,3-BD) from wastes and excessive biomass is a promising and attractive alternative for traditional chemical synthesis. In the face of scarcity of fossil fuel supplies the bio-based process is receiving a significant interest, since 2,3-BD may have multiple practical applications (e.g.(More)
BACKGROUND High supply of raw, residual glycerol from biodiesel production plants promote the search for novel biotechnological methods of its utilization. In this study we attempted modification of glycerol catabolism in a nonconventional yeast species Yarrowia lipolytica through genetic engineering approach. RESULTS To address this, we developed a novel(More)
This is the first report on the ability of Yarrowia lipolytica strains to produce 2-phenylethanol (2-PE), which has not been identified for this species to date. 2-PE is a valuable aroma compound of rose-like odor. Its isolation from the other than microbial source—rose petals, is limited by the substrate availability. Thus, this chemical compound(More)
The history of 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) conversion from being a specialty chemical to being a bulk chemical illustrates that the concerted effort of different metabolic engineering approaches brings the most successful results. In order to metabolically tailor the 1,3-PD production pathway multiple strategies have been pursued. Knocking-out genes(More)
Raw-starch-digesting enzymes (RSDE) are of major importance for industrial applications, as their usage greatly simplifies the starch processing pipeline. To date, only microbial RSDE have gained considerable attention, since only microbial production of enzymes meets industrial demands. In this study, α-amylase from rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae), the(More)
Klebsiella spp are one of the best natural producers of 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD). However, their usage in the biotechnological production of the diol is limited, since the species belong to the second hazard group. Nevertheless, multiple advantageous traits of Klebsiella spp justify the international effort devoted to develop a biotechnological process of(More)
A case control study of 50 rheumatoid factor positive (RA+) and 50 rheumatoid factor negative (RA-) patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been carried out. As expected, the RA+ group has significantly more nodules and vasculitis. In terms of clinical joint involvement, the RA- had large-joint involvement. Radiologically, seropositive disease was(More)
In view of the constantly increasing demand for cost-effective, low-energy and environmentally friendly industrial processes and household care products, enzyme production occupies an essential place in the field of biotechnology. Along with increasing demand for industrial and household care enzymes, the demand for heterologous expression platforms has(More)
A world-wide effort is now being pursued towards the development of flavors and fragrances (F&F) production independently from traditional sources, as well as autonomously from depleting fossil fuel supplies. Biotechnological production of F&F by microbes has emerged as a vivid solution to the current market limitations. Amongst a wide variety of fragrant(More)