María Isabel González-Siso

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A lot of studies have been carried out on Saccharomyces cerevisiae, an yeast with a predominant fermentative metabolism under aerobic conditions, which allows exploring the complex response induced by oxidative stress. S. cerevisiae is considered a eukaryote model for these studies. We propose Kluyveromyces lactis as a good alternative model to analyse(More)
Codon usage (CU) in Kluyveromyces lactis has been studied. Comparison of CU in highly and lowly expressed genes reveals the existence of 21 optimal codons; 18 of them are also optimal in other yeasts like Saccharomyces cerevisiae or Candida albicans. Codon bias index (CBI) values have been recalculated with reference to the assignment of optimal codons in(More)
In this work we have cloned and characterized the Kluyveromyces lactis HAP1 gene and we have found that, contrary to data previously described for the homologous gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, i.) the function of this gene does not affect growth in media with carbon sources used by fermentative or respiratory pathways ii) in aerobiosis, KlHap1p is not a(More)
In the present work, a thermophilic esterase from Thermus thermophilus HB27 was cloned into Kluyveromyces marxianus and into Kluyveromyces lactis using two different expression systems, yielding four recombinant strains. K. lactis showed the highest esterase expression levels (294 units per gram dry cell weight, with 65% of cell-bound enzyme) using an(More)
Glutathione reductase (GLR) null mutants of the yeast Kluyveromyces lactis, a model eukaryotic respiratory cell, were created and phenotypically analysed. We found that cells lacking GLR show decreased resistance to oxidative stress and higher levels of reactive oxygen species and catalase activity than the wild-type strain. However, glutathione redox(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of its advantageous physiological properties for bioprocess applications, the use of the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus as a host for heterologous protein production has been very limited, in constrast to its close relative Kluyveromyces lactis. In the present work, the model protein glucose oxidase (GOX) from Aspergillus niger was cloned(More)
In this work, a system for high-level secretion by Saccharomyces cerevisiae of the Thermus thermophilus HB27 putative esterase YP_004875.1 was constructed. The recombinant protein was purified and partially characterised. Its lipolytic activity dropped abruptly when the acyl chain length of the substrate increased from 12 to 18 carbon atoms, and variation(More)
In this paper, we report the metabolic engineering of the respiratory yeast Kluyveromyces lactis by construction and characterization of a null mutant (Δklndi1) in the single gene encoding a mitochondrial alternative internal dehydrogenase. Isolated mitochondria of the Δklndi1 mutant show unaffected rate of oxidation of exogenous NADH, but no oxidation of(More)
Hap1 and Rox1 are transcriptional regulators that bind regulatory sites in the promoters of oxygen-regulated genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Hap1 is a heme-responsive activator of genes induced in aerobic conditions and Rox1 is a repressor of hypoxic genes in aerobic conditions. We have studied transcriptional regulation of a pool of 203 open reading(More)
Yeasts are unicellular eukaryotes that provide useful models for studying the oxidative stress (OS) response. Most investigations to date have been performed on the fermentative Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The respiratory Kluyveromyces lactis is emerging as an alternative model. Our previous studies showed that glutathione reductase (Glr1) is an interesting(More)