Nico Böhmer

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Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are used widespread in the food industry as traditional starters for various fermented foods. For recombinant protein production, LAB would be superior with view from the food safety demands since most of them are Generally Recognized As Safe organisms. We investigated the two pSIP expression systems, pSIP403 and pSIP409 (Sørvig(More)
The industrially utilised β-galactosidases from Kluyveromyces spp. and Aspergillus spp. feature undesirable kinetic properties in praxis, such as an unsatisfactory lactose affinity (KM) and product inhibition (KI) by galactose. In this study, a metagenome library of about 1.3 million clones was investigated with a three-step activity-based screening(More)
Glutamic acid racemases (MurI, E.C. 5.1.1.3) catalyse the racemisation of L- and D-glutamic acid. MurIs are essential enzymes for bacterial cell wall synthesis, which requires d-glutamic acid as an indispensable building block. Therefore these enzymes are suitable targets for antimicrobial drugs as well as for the potential design of auxotrophic selection(More)
By inoculation of embryonating chicken eggs via the yolk sac route Chlamydia psittaci was grown from 11 lungs of 45 pigs with pneumonia (24.4%). From the lungs of 55 pigs with other diseases the organism was isolated in five cases (9.1%). Chlamydiae were not detectable by cultural methods in the uterine mucosa of 87 sows, arthritic joints of 30 store pigs(More)
A novel expression system for Lactobacillus plantarum was developed. This system is based on the manganese starvation-inducible promoter from specific manganese transporter of L. plantarum NC8, which was cloned for the first time. The expression of a β-glucosidase from Pyrococcus furiosus (CelB) was achieved by cultivating L. plantarum NC8 at low manganese(More)
In this work, a metagenomic library in Escherichia coli was screened for clones with β-galactosidase activity. The metagenomic enzymes having high enzyme activity with lactose as substrate were used for hydrolysis of lactose in milk. For comparison, commercial enzyme preparations were used. We found several new metagenomic β-galactosidases, which per form(More)
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