René Verwaal

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To determine whether Saccharomyces cerevisiae can serve as a host for efficient carotenoid and especially beta-carotene production, carotenogenic genes from the carotenoid-producing yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous were introduced and overexpressed in S. cerevisiae. Because overexpression of these genes from an episomal expression vector resulted in(More)
To obtain insight into the genome-wide transcriptional response of heterologous carotenoid production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the transcriptome of two different S. cerevisiae strains overexpressing carotenogenic genes from the yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous grown in carbon-limited chemostat cultures was analysed. The strains exhibited different(More)
Hexose transporter (Hxt) proteins transport glucose across the plasma membrane in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Recently, we have shown that expression of HXT5 is regulated by the growth rate of the cells. Because gene expression is regulated by binding of specific transcription factors to regulatory elements in the promoters of genes, the presence of(More)
In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, hexose transporter (Hxt) proteins transport glucose across the plasma membrane. The Hxt proteins are encoded by a multigene family with 20 members, of which Hxt1-4p and Hxt6-7p are the major hexose transporters. The remaining Hxt proteins have other or unknown functions. In this study, expression of HXT5 under(More)
Several factors may control trehalose and glycogen synthesis, like the glucose flux, the growth rate, the intracellular glucose-6-phosphate level and the glucose concentration in the medium. Here, the possible relation of these putative inducers to reserve carbohydrate accumulation was studied under well-defined growth conditions in nitrogen-limited(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is often used to produce heterologous proteins that are preferentially secreted to increase economic feasibility. We used N-glycosylation as a tool to enhance protein secretion. Secretion of cutinase, a lipase, and llama V(HH) antibody fragments by S. cerevisiae or Pichia pastoris improved following the introduction of an(More)
Cpf1 represents a novel single RNA-guided CRISPR/Cas endonuclease system suitable for genome editing with distinct features compared to Cas9. We demonstrate the functionality of three Cpf1 orthologues - Acidaminococcus spp. BV3L6 (AsCpf1), Lachnospiraceae bacterium ND2006 (LbCpf1), Francisella novicida U112 (FnCpf1) - for genome editing of Saccharomyces(More)
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