Ethanol production from xylose by recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing protein-engineered NADH-preferring xylose reductase from Pichia stipitis.

@article{Watanabe2007EthanolPF,
  title={Ethanol production from xylose by recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing protein-engineered NADH-preferring xylose reductase from Pichia stipitis.},
  author={Seiya Watanabe and Ahmed Abu Saleh and Seung Pil Pack and Narayana Annaluru and Tsutomu Kodaki and Keisuke Makino},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={153 Pt 9},
  pages={3044-54}
}
A recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain transformed with xylose reductase (XR) and xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH) genes from Pichia stipitis (PsXR and PsXDH, respectively) has the ability to convert xylose to ethanol together with the unfavourable excretion of xylitol, which may be due to intercellular redox imbalance caused by the different coenzyme… CONTINUE READING