Irina V. Biryukova

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BACKGROUND The development of modern producer strains with metabolically engineered pathways poses special problems that often require manipulating many genes and expressing them individually at different levels or under separate regulatory controls. The construction of plasmid-less marker-less strains has many advantages for the further practical(More)
A new method of constructing a set of bacterial cell clones varying in the strength of a promoter upstream of the gene of interest was developed with the use of Escherichia coli MG1655 and lacZ as a reporter. The gist of it lies in constructing a set of DNA fragments with tac-like promoters by means of PCR with the consensus promoter P tac and primers(More)
DAHP synthase (EC is one of the key enzymes involved in aromatic amino acid biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. An approximately twofold decrease in DAHP synthase activity level was detected in the late growth phase of the l-phenylalanine (Phe)-producing E. coli strain, in which this enzyme encoded by aroG4 is resistant to feedback inhibition. An(More)
PykF is one of two pyruvate kinases in Escherichia coli K-12. lambdaP(L) was convergently integrated into the chromosome of the MG1655 strain, downstream of pykF, face-to-face with its native promoter. In the presence of lambdacIts857, efficient pykF ts-silencing was achieved when the 5'-terminus of the P(L)-originated antisense RNA (asRNA), consisting of(More)
A new method for the construction of translationally coupled operons in a bacterial chromosome was developed on the basis of the recombineering approach. The method includes the in vitro construction of an artificial operon with an efficiently translated proximal cistron, its insertion into the Escherichia coli chromosome, the modification of the operon via(More)
The review summarizes the main approaches applied during the creation of L-tryptophan producing strains based on Escherichia coli for the industrial production of this amino acid. In addition, some prospects for the further improvement of tryptophan producers to increase their productivity and improve their technological characteristics based on systems(More)
The effects of interactions between P element and yellow regulatory sequences on the control of yellow expression were studied. The y mutations used in the analysis lack a segment of upstream sequence that extends from position −146 bp to −70 bp, relative to the transcription start site of the yellow gene. This sequence has been found to be necessary for(More)
BACKGROUND RSF1010 is a well-studied broad-host-range plasmid able to be mobilized to different bacteria and plants. RSF1010-derived plasmid vectors are widely used in both basic research and industrial applications. In the latter case, exploiting of mobilizable plasmids or even the plasmids possessing negligible mobilization frequency, but containing DNA(More)
MG1655 of Escherichia coli K-12 is frequently used in metabolic engineering as the wild-type strain. However, its two mutations, ilvG and rph-1 provide a negative effect on culture growth. The “polar effect” of rph-1 decreases the level of pyrE expression, causing partial auxotrophy for pyrimidines. Mutation ilvG leading to the appearance of ValS phenotype(More)
Earlier, we described the mechanism of formation of superunstable mutations that are associated with the insertion of chimeric elements containing unique fragments of the Drosophila genome flanked with copies of P-elements [1, 2]. Mobilization of P-elements results in inversions, deletions, duplications, and increase or decrease in the DNA fragments located(More)
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