Joanna S. Kruszewska

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Production of extracellular proteins plays an important role in the physiology of Trichoderma reesei and has potential industrial application. To improve the efficiency of protein secretion, we overexpressed in T. reesei the DPM1 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, encoding mannosylphosphodolichol (MPD) synthase, under homologous, constitutively acting(More)
Dolichol phosphate mannose (DPM) synthase activity, which is required in N:-glycosylation, O-mannosylation, and glycosylphosphatidylinositol membrane anchoring of protein, has been postulated to regulate the Trichoderma reesei secretory pathway. We have cloned a T.reesei cDNA that encodes a 243 amino acid protein whose amino acid sequence shows 67% and 65%(More)
O-glycosylation has been considered a limiting factor in protein secretion in filamentous fungi. Overexpression of the yeast DPM1 gene encoding dolichylphosphate mannose synthase (DPMS) in an Aspergillus nidulans mutant (BWB26A) deficient in O-glycosylation caused an increase in the number of secretory vesicles and changes in protein secretion. However, the(More)
A cDNA coding for GTP: α-d-mannose-1-phosphate guanyltransferase (MPG1 transferase) (EC 2.7.7.13) was isolated from a cDNA library of the Trichoderma reesei RutC-30 strain by suppression of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutation in the DPM1gene encoding mannosylphosphodolichol (MPD) synthase. The nucleotide sequence of the 1.6 kb-long cDNA revealed an(More)
The genus Trichoderma contains fungi with high relevance for humans, with applications in enzyme production for plant cell wall degradation and use in biocontrol. Here, we provide a broad, comprehensive overview of the genomic content of these species for "hot topic" research aspects, including CAZymes, transport, transcription factors, and development,(More)
Mannosylphosphodolichol synthase (MPD-synthase) (EC 2.4.1.830) catalyzing formation of MPD from GDPMan and dolichylphosphate (PD) has been purified from T. reesei cellular membranes almost to homogeneity. Selective solubilization of the enzyme was followed by one step purification on Phenyl-Sepharose column. SDS/ PAGE of the purified enzyme fraction(More)
Mutations in the cysB, sconB and sconC genes affect sulfur metabolism in Aspergillus nidulans in different ways. The cysB mutation blocks synthesis of cysteine by the main pathway and leads to a shortage of this amino acid. The sconB and sconC mutations affect subunits of the SCF ubiquitin ligase complex, which inactivates the MetR transcription factor in(More)
BACKGROUND Dolichol phosphate mannose synthase (DPMS) is a key enzyme in N- and O-linked glycosylations and glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchor synthesis. DPMS generates DPM, the substrate for mentioned processes, by the transfer of mannosyl residue from GDP-Man to dolichol phosphate. Here we describe the role of DPMS for Candida albicans physiology(More)
Due to its natural properties, Trichoderma reesei is commonly used in industry-scale production of secretory proteins. Since almost all secreted proteins are O-glycosylated, modulation of the activity of enzymes of the O-glycosylation pathway are likely to affect protein production and secretion or change the glycosylation pattern of the secreted proteins,(More)
In fungi, transfer of the first mannosyl residue to proteins during their O-glycosylation is catalyzed by protein O-mannosyltransferases. Integration of additional copies of the pmt1 gene into Trichoderma reesei genome unexpectedly resulted in the silencing of pmt1 expression. Strains carrying the additional copies of pmt1 gene exhibited lower total(More)