Metabolic Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Astaxanthin Production and Oxidative Stress Tolerance

@article{Ukibe2009MetabolicEO,
  title={Metabolic Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Astaxanthin Production and Oxidative Stress Tolerance},
  author={Ken Ukibe and Keisuke Hashida and Nobuyuki Yoshida and Hiroshi Takagi},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={75},
  pages={7205 - 7211}
}
ABSTRACT The red carotenoid astaxanthin possesses higher antioxidant activity than other carotenoids and has great commercial potential for use in the aquaculture, pharmaceutical, and food industries. In this study, we produced astaxanthin in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae by introducing the genes involved in astaxanthin biosynthesis of carotenogenic microorganisms. In particular, expression of genes of the red yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous encoding phytoene desaturase (crtI… Expand
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