Sarah J Allen

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Yeast co-expressing human elongase and desaturase genes were used to investigate whether the same desaturase gene encodes an enzyme able to desaturate n-3 and n-6 fatty acids with the same or different carbon chain length. The results clearly demonstrated that a single human Delta5 desaturase is active on 20:3n-6 and 20:4n-3. Endogenous Delta6 desaturase(More)
NAD-dependent formate dehydrogenase (FDH) was isolated from Candida methylica (Cm) grown on 0.5% methanol. Its N-terminal amino acid (aa) sequence was determined, as was that of a commercial FDH from Candida boidinii. Degenerate oligodeoxyribonucleotides were made to the 5' region of the fdh gene from Cm using this information and to the 3' region using(More)
Bacillus stearothermophillus lactate dehydrogenase (bsLDH) is activated in the presence of fructose 1,6 bisphosphate (FBP). The activator is expensive and representative of the sort of co-factor complications that are undesirable in industrial processes. Three rounds of random mutagenesis and screening produced a mutant (6A) which is almost fully activated(More)
We analyzed fatty acid biosynthesis in Chang and ZR-75-1 cells. Both cell lines could desaturate and further elongate substrates for Delta-5 desaturase. ZR-75-1 but not Chang cells showed Delta-6 desaturation of 18:2n-6, 18:3n-3, 24:4n-6 and 24:5n-3. In both cell lines, the mRNA abundance can be related to Delta-5 or Delta-6 fatty acid desaturase(More)
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