Irina Borodina

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Streptomyces are filamentous soil bacteria that produce more than half of the known microbial antibiotics. We present the first genome-scale metabolic model of a representative of this group--Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). The metabolism reconstruction was based on annotated genes, physiological and biochemical information. The stoichiometric model includes(More)
Streptomycetes are exploited for production of a wide range of secondary metabolites, and there is much interest in enhancing the level of production of these metabolites. Secondary metabolites are synthesized in dedicated biosynthetic routes, but precursors and co-factors are derived from the primary metabolism. High level production of antibiotics in(More)
BACKGROUND Isobutanol can be a better biofuel than ethanol due to its higher energy density and lower hygroscopicity. Furthermore, the branched-chain structure of isobutanol gives a higher octane number than the isomeric n-butanol. Saccharomyces cerevisiae was chosen as the production host because of its relative tolerance to alcohols, robustness in(More)
Phenylalanine and tyrosine ammonia-lyases form cinnamic acid and p-coumaric acid, which are precursors of a wide range of aromatic compounds of biotechnological interest. Lack of highly active and specific tyrosine ammonia-lyases has previously been a limitation in metabolic engineering approaches. We therefore identified 22 sequences in silico using(More)
Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant compound, used as food supplement and cosmetic ingredient. Microbial production of resveratrol has until now been achieved by supplementation of expensive substrates, p-coumaric acid or aromatic amino acids. Here we engineered the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce resveratrol directly from glucose or ethanol via(More)
Homologous recombination (HR) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been harnessed for both plasmid construction and chromosomal integration of foreign DNA. Still, native HR machinery is not efficient enough for complex and marker-free genome engineering required for modern metabolic engineering. Here, we present a method for marker-free multiloci integration of(More)
Streptomyces tenebrarius is an industrially important microorganism, producing an antibiotic complex that mainly consists of the aminoglycosides apramycin, tobramycin carbamate, and kanamycin B carbamate. When S. tenebrarius is used for industrial tobramycin production, kanamycin B carbamate is an unwanted by-product. The two compounds differ only by one(More)
Genome-scale metabolic models are the focal point of systems biology as they allow the collection of various data types in a form suitable for mathematical analysis. High-quality metabolic networks and metabolic networks with incorporated regulation have been successfully used for the analysis of phenotypes from phenotypic arrays and in gene-deletion(More)
BACKGROUND One of the bottlenecks in production of biochemicals and pharmaceuticals in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is stable and homogeneous expression of pathway genes. Integration of genes into the genome of the production organism is often a preferred option when compared to expression from episomal vectors. Existing approaches for achieving stable(More)
Biologically produced 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3 HP) is a potential source for sustainable acrylates and can also find direct use as monomer in the production of biodegradable polymers. For industrial-scale production there is a need for robust cell factories tolerant to high concentration of 3 HP, preferably at low pH. Through adaptive laboratory evolution(More)