For mass production of lactic acid, we newly constructed a transgenic wine yeast strain that included six copies of the bovine L-lactate dehydrogenase gene on the genome. On fermentation in inexpensive cane juice-based medium, L-lactate production of this recombinant reached 122 g/liter and the optical purity was 99.9% or higher.
A series of human nucleotide sugar transporters of the Golgi apparatus was recently cloned, including the transporters for UDP-galactose (UDP-Gal), UDP-N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) and CMP-sialic acid (CMP-SA). We have examined the mRNA expression of these three transporters in human colon cancer tissues by reverse transcription-PCR analysis and… (More)
Lignocellulose, which includes mainly cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, is a potential resource for the production of chemicals and for other applications. For effective production of materials derived from biomass, it is important to characterize the metabolites and polymeric components of the biomass. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has… (More)