Zhihui Zhou

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Corynebacterium glutamicum wild type lacks the ability to utilize the xylose fractions of lignocellulosic hydrolysates. In the present work, we constructed a xylose metabolic pathway in C. glutamicum by heterologous expression of the xylA and xylB genes coming from Escherichia coli. Dilute-acid hydrolysates of corn cobs containing xylose and glucose were(More)
A critical factor in the biotechnological production of succinic acid with Corynebacterium glutamicum is the sufficient supply of NADH. It is conceivable that cofactor availability and the proportion of cofactor in the active form may play an important role in dictating the succinic acid yield. PntAB genes from Escherichia coli can directly catalyze the(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum strains NC-2 were able to grow on xylose as sole carbon sources in our previous work. Nevertheless, it exhibited the major shortcoming that the xylose consumption was repressed in the presence of glucose. So far, regarding C. glutamicum, there are a number of reports on ptsG gene, the glucose-specific transporter, involved in(More)
Succinic acid synthesized from glucose shows potential as a bio-based platform chemical. However, the need for a high glucose concentration, and the accompanying low yields, limit its industrial applications. Despite efficient glucose uptake by the phosphotransferase system (PTS), 1 mol of phosphoenolpyruvate is required for each mole of internalized(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum is particularly known for its potentiality in succinate production. We engineered C. glutamicum for the production of succinate. To enhance C3–C4 carboxylation efficiency, chromosomal integration of the pyruvate carboxylase gene pyc resulted in strain NC-4. To increase intracellular NADH pools, the pntAB gene from Escherichia(More)
To enhance succinic acid production in Corynebacterium glutamicum by increasing the supply of NADH and the rate of glucose consumption by decreasing H+-ATPase activity. A mutant of C. glutamicum NC-3-1 with decreased H+-ATPase activity was constructed. This increased the rate of glycolysis and the supply of NADH. Fermentation of C. glutamicum NC-3-1 gave 39(More)
To explore the glycerol utilization pathway in Corynebacterium glutamicum for succinate production under O2 deprivation. Overexpression of a glycerol facilitator, glycerol dehydrogenase and dihydroxyacetone kinase from Escherichia coli K-12 in C. glutamicum led to recombinant strains NC-3G diverting glycerol utilization towards succinate production under O2(More)
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