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We developed a novel <50-microm thick nano-porous bi-layer latex coating for preserving Gluconobacter oxydans, a strict aerobe, as a whole cell biocatalyst. G. oxydans was entrapped in an acrylate/vinyl acetate co-polymer matrix (T (g) approximately 10 degrees C) and cast into 12.7-mm diameter patch coatings (cellcoat) containing approximately 10(9) CFU(More)
Recombinant mammalian cells are used to produce numerous, high-value protein therapeutics. Generating hyper-producing cell lines is crucial for delivery of products to ailing patients. Better understanding of the complex trait of hyperproductivity can facilitate the creation of hyper-producing cell lines. Ruminating over the reported transcriptomic and(More)
Many microorganisms, including bacteria of the class Streptomycetes, produce various secondary metabolites including antibiotics to gain a competitive advantage in their natural habitat. The production of these compounds is highly coordinated in a population to expedite accumulation to an effective concentration. Furthermore, as antibiotics are often toxic(More)
In the past decade we have witnessed a drastic increase in the productivity of mammalian cell culture-based processes. High-producing cell lines that synthesize and secrete these therapeutics have contributed largely to the advances in process development. To elucidate the productivity trait in the context of physiological functions, the transcriptomes of(More)
Modern biotechnology production plants are equipped with sophisticated control, data logging and archiving systems. These data hold a wealth of information that might shed light on the cause of process outcome fluctuations, whether the outcome of concern is productivity or product quality. These data might also provide clues on means to further improve(More)
BACKGROUND A small "sigma-like" protein, AfsS, pleiotropically regulates antibiotic biosynthesis in Streptomyces coelicolor. Overexpression of afsS in S. coelicolor and certain related species causes antibiotic stimulatory effects in the host organism. Although recent studies have uncovered some of the upstream events activating this gene, the mechanisms(More)
Streptomyces spp. produce a variety of valuable secondary metabolites, which are regulated in a spatio-temporal manner by a complex network of inter-connected gene products. Using a compilation of genome-scale temporal transcriptome data for the model organism, Streptomyces coelicolor, under different environmental and genetic perturbations, we have(More)
BACKGROUND The onset of antibiotics production in Streptomyces species is co-ordinated with differentiation events. An understanding of the genetic circuits that regulate these coupled biological phenomena is essential to discover and engineer the pharmacologically important natural products made by these species. The availability of genomic tools and(More)
Transcriptional regulation in differentiating microorganisms is highly dynamic involving multiple and interwinding circuits consisted of many regulatory genes. Elucidation of these networks may provide the key to harness the full capacity of many organisms that produce natural products. A powerful tool evolved in the past decade is global transcriptional(More)
Modern manufacturing facilities for bioproducts are highly automated with advanced process monitoring and data archiving systems. The time dynamics of hundreds of process parameters and outcome variables over a large number of production runs are archived in the data warehouse. This vast amount of data is a vital resource to comprehend the complex(More)