Paula Arense

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Cofactor engineering, defined as the purposeful modification of the pool of intracellular cofactors, has been demonstrated to be a very suitable strategy for the improvement of L(-)-carnitine production in Escherichia coli strains. The overexpression of CaiB (CoA-transferase) and CaiC (CoA-ligase), both enzymes involved in coenzyme A transfer and substrate(More)
AIMS Characterization of the role of CaiC in the biotransformation of trimethylammonium compounds into l(-)-carnitine in Escherichia coli. METHODS AND RESULTS The caiC gene was cloned and overexpressed in E. coli and its effect on the production of l(-)-carnitine was analysed. Betaine:CoA ligase and CoA transferase activities were analysed in cell free(More)
Based on experimental data from E. coli cultures, we have devised a mathematical model in the GMA-power law formalism that describes the central and L-carnitine metabolism in and between two steady states, non-osmotic and hyperosmotic (0.3 M NaCl). A key feature of this model is the introduction of type of kinetic order, the osmotic stress kinetic orders(More)
BACKGROUND L(-)-carnitine production has been widely studied because of its beneficial properties on various diseases and dysfunctions. Enterobacteria possess a specific biotransformation pathway which can be used for the enantioselective production of L(-)-carnitine. Although bioprocesses catalyzed by enzymes or whole cells can overcome the lack of(More)
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