Marc D'anjou

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A Mut(S) Pichia pastoris strain that had been genetically modified to produce and secrete sea raven antifreeze protein was used as a model system to demonstrate the implementation of a rational, model-based approach to improve process productivity. A set of glycerol/methanol mixed-feed continuous stirred-tank reactor (CSTR) experiments was performed at the(More)
Antifreeze proteins and antifreeze glycoproteins are structurally diverse molecules that share a common property in binding to ice crystals and inhibiting ice crystal growth. Type II fish antifreeze protein of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus harengus) is unique in its requirement of Ca(2+) for antifreeze activity. In this study, we utilized the secretion(More)
Glycerol/methanol and sorbitol/methanol mixed-feed fermentation strategies for the production of recombinant proteins by Pichia pastoris were compared in order to examine sorbitol's potential as a carbon source. Although P. pastoris does have a lower cell yield on sorbitol than on glycerol, the specific rate of product formation is higher (60 μg protein g−1(More)
Glycoproteins represent the major share of marketed and clinical development phase therapeutic proteins. A thorough understanding of the nature and function of the carbohydrate moiety and its impact on pharmacology properties is essential in discovering and developing safe and efficacious glycoprotein biopharmaceuticals. This review summarizes the processes(More)
Growth of the antibody market has fueled the development of alternative expression systems such as glycoengineered yeast. Although intact antibody expression levels in excess of 1 g L(-1) have been demonstrated in glycoengineered yeast, this is still significantly below the titers reported for antibody fragments in fungal expression systems. This study(More)
The growing antibody market and the pressure to improve productivity as well as reduce cost of production have fueled the development of alternative expression systems. The therapeutic function of many antibodies is influenced by N-linked glycosylation, which is affected by a combination of the expression host and culture conditions. This paper reports the(More)
A simple, accurate model capable of predicting cell growth and methanol utilization during the mixed substrate fed-batch fermentation of MutS recombinant Pichia pastoris was developed and was used to design an exponential feeding strategy for mixed substrate fed-batch fermentation at a constant specific growth rate. Mixed substrate feeding has been shown to(More)
Certain freeze-intolerant insects produce antifreeze proteins (AFPs) during overwintering including the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) and yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) AFP gene families. However, only a few of the isoforms, encoded by their multiple-copy gene families, have been characterized. When expressed in bacterial systems the insect(More)
Glycoengineering enabled the production of proteins with human N-linked glycans by Pichia pastoris. This study used a glycoengineered P. pastoris strain which is capable of producing humanized glycoprotein with terminal galactose for monoclonal antibody production. A design of experiments approach was used to optimize the process parameters. Followed by(More)
Human serum albumin (HSA) is a cysteine rich molecule that is most abundant in human blood plasma. To remain viable in the market due to lower marketing costs for HSA, it is important to produce a large quantity in an economical manner by recombinant technology. The objective of this study was to maximize recombinant HSA (rHSA) production using a Mut(s)(More)