Matthias Reuss

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Application of metabolic engineering principles to the rational design of microbial production processes crucially depends on the ability to describe quantitatively the systemic behavior of the central carbon metabolism to redirect carbon fluxes to the product-forming pathways. Despite the importance for several production processes, development of an(More)
A mathematical model of glycolysis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is presented. The model is based on rate equations for the individual reactions and aims to predict changes in the levels of intra- and extracellular metabolites after a glucose pulse, as described in part I of this study. Kinetic analysis focuses on a time scale of seconds, thereby neglecting(More)
Transition from glucose limitation to glucose excess in Saccharomyces cerevisiae leads to a fast change from complete to partial oxidative metabolism. To determine rapid changes of in vivo concentrations of yeast metabolites, occurring in the range of seconds after a glucose injection, a fast sampling technique was developed. A harvesting device with(More)
A high-cell-density fed-batch fermentation for the production of heterologous proteins in Escherichia coli was developed using the positively regulated Escherichia coli rhaBAD promoter. The expression system was improved by reducing of the amount of expensive L-rhamnose necessary for induction of the rhamnose promoter and by increasing the vector stability.(More)
The novel concept of isotopic dynamic 13C metabolic flux analysis (ID-13C MFA) enables integrated analysis of isotopomer data from isotopic transient and/or isotopic stationary phase of a 13C labeling experiment, short-time experiments, and an extended range of applications of 13C MFA. In the presented work, an experimental and computational framework(More)
This contribution addresses the identification of metabolic fluxes and metabolite concentrations in mammalian cells from transient (13)C-labeling experiments. Whilst part I describes experimental set-up and acquisition of required metabolite and (13)C-labeling data, part II focuses on setting up network models and the estimation of intracellular fluxes.(More)
Sophorolipids, obtained by a two-stage process starting from deproteinized whey concentrate using Cryptococcus curvatus ATCC 20509 and Candida bombicola ATCC 22214, were compared to products from one-stage processes, using different lipidic compounds as substrates. Results showed that above all carbon source and not cultivation conditions had a distinct(More)
We have investigated the role of 3',5'-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate (cAMP) in mediating the coupling between energy metabolism and cell cycle progression in both synchronous cultures and oscillating continuous cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. For the first time, a peak in intracellular cAMP was shown to precede the observed breakdown of trehalose and(More)
In the present study, the glucose transport into the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been investigated. The approach suggested is based on a rapid sampling technique for studying the dynamic response of the yeast to rapid changes in extracellular glucose concentrations. For this purpose a concentrated glucose solution has been injected into a continuous(More)
The presumably high potential of a holistic design approach for complex biochemical reaction networks is exemplified here for the network of tryptophan biosynthesis from glucose, a system whose components have been investigated thoroughly before. A dynamic model that combines the behavior of the trp operon gene expression with the metabolic network of(More)