Xiao-Xing Wei

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A metabolically engineered Escherichia coli has been constructed for the production of meso-2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) under low oxygen condition. Genes responsible for 2,3-BD formation from pyruvate were assembled together to generate a high-copy plasmid pEnBD, in which each gene was transcribed with a constitutive promoter. To eliminate by-product formation(More)
Vitreoscilla hemoglobin (VHb) gene vgb equipped with a native promoter Pvgb or a tac promoter Ptac was introduced into Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC14067, respectively. Ptac was proven to be more suitable for expressing VHb protein in higher concentration in both Escherichia coli and C. glutamicum strains compared with the native vgb promoter Pvgb.(More)
Monomers of microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates, mainly 3-hydroxyhexanoic acid (3HHx) and 3-hydroxyoctanoic acid (3HO), were produced by overexpressing polyhydroxyalkanoates depolymerase gene phaZ, together with putative long-chain fatty acid transport protein fadL of Pseudomonas putida KT2442 and acyl-CoA synthetase (fadD) of Escherichia coli MG1655 in P.(More)
A method for construction of bacterial strains with multiple DNA inserted into their chromosomes has been developed based on the mini-Mu transposon and FLP/FRT recombination. Exogenous DNA can be integrated by Mu transposition with an FRT cassette containing selection marker and conditional replicative origin (R6Kγori). Subsequently, with the introduction(More)
Nine anaerobic promoters were cloned and constructed upstream of PHB synthesis genes phbCAB from Ralstonia eutropha for the micro- or anaerobic PHB production in recombinant Escherichia coli. Among the promoters, the one for alcohol dehydrogenase (P adhE ) was found most effective. Recombinant E. coli JM 109 (pWCY09) harboring P adhE and phbCAB achieved a(More)
Dissolved oxygen (DO) plays an important role in cell growth, especially in industry-scale microbial production. To alleviate the defects of hypoxic conditions, Vitreoscilla hemoglobin (VHb) has been used to enhance respiration and energy metabolism by promoting oxygen delivery. Heterologous expression of VHb in a variety of hosts has been shown to improve(More)
The alcohol dehydrogenase promoter PadhE and mixed acid fermentation pathway deficient mutants of Escherichia coli were employed to produce poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (P3HB) under microaerobic condition. The E. coli mutant with ackA-pta, poxB, ldhA, and adhE deletions accumulated 0.67 g/L P3HB, up to 78.84% of cell dry weight in tube cultivation. The deletion(More)
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