Marjolein Y. Toonen

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The structural gene of the sweet-tasting plant protein (prepro)thaumatin was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. Expression was effected under control of lac and trp promoter/operator systems and through the use of bacterial ribosome-binding sites. The naturally occurring thaumatin II represents a processed form. The primary translation product,(More)
The production of pediocin PA-1, a small heat-stable bacteriocin, is associated with the presence of the 9.4-kbp plasmid pSRQ11 in Pediococcus acidilactici PAC1.0. It was shown by subcloning of pSRQ11 in Escherichia coli cloning vectors that pediocin PA-1 is produced and, most probably, secreted by E. coli cells. Deletion analysis showed that a 5.6-kbp(More)
Polyadenylated mRNA was purified from the aleurone cells of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) seeds germinated for 18 h and used for the construction of a cDNA library. Clones with the α-galactosidase encoding gene were identified using oligo-nucleotide mixed probes based on the NH2 terminal amino acid sequence and on the sequence of an internal peptide. The(More)
Proline iminopeptidase produced by Propionibacterium shermanii plays an essential role in the flavor development of Swiss-type cheeses. The enzyme (Pip) was purified and characterized, and the gene (pip) was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli and Lactococcus lactis, the latter species being an extensively studied, primary cheese starter culture that(More)
The bacteriocin pediocin PA-1 operon of Pediococcus acidilactici PAC1.0 encompasses four genes: pedA, pedB, pedC and pedD. Transcription of the operon results in the formation of two overlapping transcripts, probably originating from a single promoter upstream of pedA. The major transcript comprises pedA, pedB, and pedC, while a minor transcript encompasses(More)
Polyadenylated mRNA was purified from the aleurone cells of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) seeds germinated for 18 h and used for the construction of a cDNA library. Clones with the alpha-galactosidase encoding gene were identified using oligo-nucleotide mixed probes based on the NH2 terminal amino acid sequence and on the sequence of an internal peptide.(More)
Various maturation forms of the plant protein thaumatin were expressed in yeast, using a promoter fragment of the glyceraldehyde- 3P -dehydrogenase (GAPDH) gene. Plasmids encoding preprothaumatin were shown to direct the synthesis of a processed form of the plant protein. The important role of signal sequences in the expression of the plant protein in yeast(More)
tants it was shown that the transposon-specified site-specific recombination enzyme resolvase can replace the plasmid-encoded function of monomerizat ion of multimers. Using a series of Clo DF13 deletions as well as plasmids into which different parts of the Clo DF13 genome have been cloned, four regions, inc A, B, C and D could be identified that determine(More)
The conversion of 3-13C-labelled pyruvate in an acetoin-producing clone from a Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis strain DSM 20384 plasmid bank in Escherichia coli was studied by 13C nuclear magnetic resonance analysis. The results showed that alpha-acetolactate was the first metabolic product formed from pyruvate, whereas acetoin(More)
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