Alanine; Leucine; Isoleucine; Serine; Homoserine Patents (Class 435/116)
  • Patent number: 10519474
    Abstract: Recombinant microorganism for improved production of fine chemicals The present invention relates to a recombinant nucleic acid molecule, a recombinant micro-organism, to a method for producing alanine and to the use of the recombinant nucleic acid molecule or the recombinant microorganism for the fermentative production of alanine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Qingzhao Wang, Shakir Siraj Ratani, Zheyuan Guo, Hartwig Schroeder, Holger Hartmann, Markus Pompejus
  • Patent number: 10196044
    Abstract: A rain sensor of a vehicle and a control method thereof are provided to solve a problem that a measurement result of rainfall varies according to a glass specification of a windshield even under the same rainfall condition by tuning sensitivity of the rain sensor in accordance with the glass specification of the windshield. For this, a method of determining the glass specification of the rain sensor includes determining the glass specification of the windshield from a light-receiving signal obtained by receiving light reflected by the windshield of the vehicle, and eliminating a deviation between light-receiving signals by glass specification, which is caused by a difference in the glass specification, by applying parameter tuning according to a glass specification to the light-receiving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, HYUNDAI AUTRON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Keun Sig Lim, Ki Hong Lee, Illsoo Kim, Byung Seob Yu, KyungTaek Kim, WonBok Hong, Taewang Kim
  • Patent number: 9695452
    Abstract: This invention relates to DNA encoding a novel enzyme having activity of synthesizing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine, recombinant DNA constructed by integrating such DNA into a vector, a transformant transformed with the recombinant DNA, and a method for producing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine with the use of the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tadashi Araki, Tomonori Hidesaki, Seiichi Watanabe, Keita Nishida, Kiyoteru Nagahara, Mitsuo Koito
  • Patent number: 9689009
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for the production of cysteine or derivates thereof by culturing a microorganism having reduced activity of endogenous phosphoserine phosphatase and the activity of PhnC, PhnD, and PhnE is reduced, and enhanced activity of phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase and/or phosphoserine aminotransferase. The O-phosphoserine produced by such an organism can then be reacted with a sulfide in the presence of a sulfydrylase or a microorganism expressing a sulfhydrylase to produce cysteine or a derivative thereof. Microorganisms having these reduced and enhanced properties noted above are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Sook Chang, Jae Hyun Jo, Hyun Ae Bae, Byeong Cheol Song, Sol Kim, Hye Won Kim, Hye Won Um, Sung Hoo Jhon, Yong Uk Shin, Eun Bin Yang, Kyoung Min Lee, Soo An Shin
  • Patent number: 9347048
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated nucleotide sequence encoding an amino acid sequence that is at least ?90%, ?92%, ?94%, ?96%, ?97%, ?98%, ?99% or 100%, preferably ?97%, particularly preferably ?98%, very particularly preferably ?99%, and extremely preferably 0%, identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2, wherein SEQ ID NO:2, at position 553, or at a corresponding position of the amino acid sequence, has a proteinogenic amino acid other than L-tyrosine, to a microorganism comprising the nucleotide sequence and also to a process for producing fine chemicals using this microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Evonik Technochemie GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Gerstmeir, Iris Wiegrabe
  • Patent number: 9212376
    Abstract: This invention relates to DNA encoding a novel enzyme having activity of synthesizing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine, recombinant DNA constructed by integrating such DNA into a vector, a transformant transformed with the recombinant DNA, and a method for producing D-serine from formaldehyde and glycine with the use of the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tadashi Araki, Tomonori Hidesaki, Seiichi Watanabe, Keita Nishida, Kiyoteru Nagahara, Mitsuo Koito
  • Publication number: 20150140614
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated polynucleotide having promoter activity, a variant of the promoter of the gap gene coding for glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase; and to a microorganism which produces and/or secretes a fine chemical, the microorganism including the isolated polynucleotide having promoter activity, which enables various genes to be overexpressed in comparison with the particular starting strain; and to a process for preparing fine chemicals using the microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: ALEXANDER RETH, BRIGITTE BATHE, STEPHAN HANS, WILFRIED CLAES
  • Publication number: 20150125906
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of degrading or converting biomass material enriched with hemicellulosic material into fermentable sugars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Prashant Iyer, Harry Showmaker, Hui Xu, Kishore Rane
  • Publication number: 20150111254
    Abstract: The problem addressed by the invention is solved in a first aspect by a method for producing alanine or a compound produced using alanine, having the steps of (a) providing a cell which expresses a recombinant alanine dehydrogenase or a variant thereof, (b) cultivating the cell under aerobic conditions in the presence of an inorganic nitrogen source in an aqueous phase, and (c) bringing the cell into contact with an organic phase, said cell being a prokaryotic or a lower eukaryotic cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Hennemann, Steffen Schaffer, Mirja Wessel, Markus Pötter, Jan Christoph Pfeffer, Thomas Haas, Jasmin Corthals, Eva-Maria Eckl, Silvana Roeder, Wolfgang Kroutil, Arne Skerra
  • Publication number: 20150099282
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the Bacillus subtilis alanine dehydrogenase or a variant thereof, where Leu197 or an amino acid which is located at a homologous position in the amino acid sequence is exchanged for an amino acid with a positively charged side chain, to a nucleic acid molecule encoding such a polypeptide, and to a process for the production of alanine or a compound generated with consumption of alanine, comprising the step of reacting pyruvate with ammonium and NADPH to give alanine by bringing the pyruvate into contact with the polypeptide according to the invention or with the cell according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    Inventors: Thomas Haas, Jan Christoph Pfeffer, Arne Skerra, Alexandra Lerchner, Alexander Jarasch
  • Publication number: 20150087032
    Abstract: A genetically engineered yeast cell that produces a pyruvate-based metabolite from pyruvate, wherein activity of a mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC) is reduced compared to a parent yeast cell and a method of producing the pyruvate-based metabolite using the yeast cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Young-kyoung PARK, Chang-duk Kang, Ji-yoon Song, Ju-young Lee, Seung-hyun Lee, Kwang-myung Cho
  • Publication number: 20150082493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to GH61 polypeptide variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Janine Lin, Doreen Bohan, Michelle Maranta, Leslie Beresford, Michael Lamsa, Matt Sweeney, Mark Wogulis, Elizabeth Znameroski, Frank Winther Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20150079641
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated nucleotide sequence encoding an amino acid sequence that is at least ?90%, ?92%, ?94%, ?96%, ?97%, ?98%, ?99% or 100%, preferably ?97%, particularly preferably ?98%, very particularly preferably ?99%, and extremely preferably 0%, identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2, wherein SEQ ID NO:2, at position 553, or at a corresponding position of the amino acid sequence, has a proteinogenic amino acid other than L-tyrosine, to a microorganism comprising the nucleotide sequence and also to a process for producing fine chemicals using this microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    Inventors: Robert Gerstmeir, Iris Wiegrabe
  • Publication number: 20150072382
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cell which is genetically modified over its wild type in such a way that it has a reduced ppGppase activity relative to its wild type, and preferably an essential amino acid, even more preferably an essential amino acid derived from serine, most preferably methionine or tryptophan, to a feed additive comprising such a cell, to a method of preparing a cell overproducing essential amino acid, more preferably an essential amino acid derived from serine, most preferably methionine or tryptophan, comprising preparing a cell having a knocked-out gene coding for a ppGppase, and to a method of preparing an essential amino acid, more preferably an essential amino acid derived from serine, most preferably methionine or tryptophan, comprising the steps of a) culturing the cell according to the first aspect of the present invention or to any of its embodiments, and b) optionally: purifying the amino acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Schneider, Caroline Gerth
  • Patent number: 8969048
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Rybak, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Slivinskaya, Joanna Yosifovna Katashkina
  • Publication number: 20150056665
    Abstract: A method of producing a chemical includes culturing cells in a culture solution in a fermentor to ferment a feedstock to produce a chemical; supplying the culture solution containing the chemical produced in the culturing to a plurality of separation membrane units arranged in parallel; filtering the culture solution supplied in the supplying to separate a permeate containing the chemical; refluxing a retentate that is not filtered in the filtering to the fermentor; and supplying a gas containing oxygen to the plurality of separation membrane units while a supply amount is changed to at least two different values to perform scrubbing, wherein the supply amount and supply time of the gas containing oxygen supplied in the culturing and the supplying the gas are set so that a kLa value is within a predetermined range from an optimal kLa value for the cells cultured in the culturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Hideki Sawai, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20150056666
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated polynucleotide having promoter activity, a variant of the promoter of the gap gene coding for glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase; and to a microorganism which produces and/or secretes a fine chemical, the microorganism including the isolated polynucleotide having promoter activity, which enables various genes to be overexpressed in comparison with the particular starting strain; and to a process for preparing fine chemicals using the microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander RETH, Brigitte Bathe, Stephan Hans, Wilfried Claes
  • Patent number: 8956850
    Abstract: A high flux in conversion of pyruvate to acetolactate was achieved in yeast through expression of acetolactate synthase in the cytosol in conjunction with reduction in pyruvate decarboxylase activity. Additional manipulations to improve flux to acetolactate are reduced pyruvate dehydrogenase activity and reduced glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase activity. Production of compounds having acetolactate as an upstream intermediate benefit from the increased conversion of pruvate to acetolactate in the described strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC
    Inventors: Larry Cameron Anthony, Lori Ann Maggio-Hall
  • Publication number: 20150040271
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Suchindra Maiyuran, Randall Kramer, Paul Harris
  • Publication number: 20150031079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xylanase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Nikolaj Spodsberg
  • Publication number: 20150031082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having beta-glucosidase activity, beta-xylosidase activity, or beta-glucosidase and beta-xylosidase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Marc Dominique Morant
  • Publication number: 20150031080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants of a parent cellobiohydrolase II. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Wogulis
  • Publication number: 20150010958
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for degrading or converting a cellulosic material using an enzyme composition in the presence of a reducing agent. The present invention also provides methods for producing a fermentation product and methods of fermenting a cellulosic material using an enzyme composition in the presence of a reducing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicants: Novoztmes A/S, Novozymes Inc.
    Inventors: Hongzhi Huang, Yun Wang, Wei Li, Feng Xu, Ani Tejirian
  • Publication number: 20150004656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Lan Tang, Ye Liu, Junxin Duan, Yu Zhang, Christian Joergensen, Randall Kramer
  • Publication number: 20140377814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for biologically treating carbon dioxide using the sulfur-oxidizing chemolithoautotroph Sulfurovum lithotrophicum 42BKT. The method of the present invention may enable carbon dioxide to be fixed or converted in high-concentration and high-pressure conditions which do not allow the biological photosynthetic conversion of microalgae or the like, and may exhibit high efficiency in the fixation of carbon dioxide as compared to existing methods for biologically treating carbon dioxide using microalgae. Further, the method of the present invention may use a gas mixture without a process of separating nitrogen and other gases, thus simplifying the process of the fixation or conversion of carbon diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Chang Ha Lee, Ik Sung Ahn, Hyuk Sung Kwon, Jae Hyuk Lee
  • Publication number: 20140356915
    Abstract: Processes are described for fractionating lignocellulosic biomass into cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, comprising fractionating lignocellulosic biomass in the presence of a solvent for lignin (such as ethanol), a hydrolysis catalyst (such as sulfur dioxide), and water, to produce a liquor containing hemicellulose, cellulose-rich solids, and lignin; hydrolyzing the hemicellulose to produce hemicellulosic monomers; saccharifying the cellulose-rich solids to produce glucose; recovering the hemicellulosic monomers and the glucose, separately or in a combined stream, as fermentable sugars; and fermenting the fermentable sugars to a fermentation product having a higher normal boiling point than water. Process integration of mass and/or energy is disclosed in many specific embodiments. The fermentation product may include an organic acid, an alcohol, a diol, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: API Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Theodora RETSINA, Vesa PYLKKANEN, Ryan P. O'CONNOR
  • Publication number: 20140349349
    Abstract: The present invention is related to recombinant host cells comprising: (i) at least one deletion, mutation, and/or substitution in an endogenous gene encoding a polypeptide that converts pyruvate to acetaldehyde, acetyl-phosphate, or acetyl-CoA; and (ii) a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide having phosphoketolase activity. The present invention is also related to recombinant host cells further comprising (iii) a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide having phosphotransacetylase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: MICHAEL DAUNER, Lori Ann Maggio-Hall, Jean-Francois Tomb
  • Publication number: 20140342408
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having xylanase activity, catalytic domains and cellulose binding domains, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Lan Tang, Junxin Duan, Ye Liu
  • Publication number: 20140335574
    Abstract: A mutant bacterial acetolactate synthase (AHAS I) which is resistant to feedback inhibition by L-valine is described. Also described is a method for producing branched-chain L-amino acids using a bacterium from the Enterobacteriaceae family wherein the L-amino acid productivity of said bacterium is enhanced by the use of the acetolactate synthase (AHAS I) which is resistant to feedback inhibition by L-valine. This acetolactate synthase contains a mutant small subunit encoded by the mutant ilvN gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Elena Viktorovna Sycheva, Vsevolod Aleksandrovich Serebryanyy, Tatyana Abramovna Yampolskaya, Ekaterina Sergeevna Preobrazhenskaya, Natalia Viktorovna Stoynova
  • Publication number: 20140331364
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having beta-glucosidase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ye Liu, Junxin Duan, Yu Zhang, Lan Tang
  • Publication number: 20140317786
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having beta-glucosidase activity, beta-xylosidase activity, or beta-glucosidase and beta-xylosidase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Morant
  • Publication number: 20140315261
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing L-amino acids by fermentation using a bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae, particularly a bacterium belonging to the genus Escherichia, which has been modified to attenuate expression of the yjjK gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Natalia Viktorovna Stoynova, Valery Vasilievich Samsonov, Natalia Sergeevna Eremina, Evgeniya Aleksandrovna Polyakova
  • Publication number: 20140308705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Marc Morant, Tarana Shaghasi
  • Publication number: 20140308701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to recombinant filamentous fungal host cells producing cellulolytic enzyme compositions and methods of producing and using the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Shasky, Amanda Fischer, Suchindra Maiyuran
  • Patent number: 8859243
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an L-amino acid by fermentation by culturing a microorganism having an L-amino acid-producing ability in a liquid medium to precipitate the L-amino acid, wherein a polymer such as a water-soluble cellulose derivative, a water-soluble polyvinyl compound, a polar organic solvent-soluble polyvinyl compound, a water-soluble starch derivative, an alginic acid salt, and a polyacrylic acid salt is added to the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Okutani, Shinya Fujiki, Shintaro Iwatani
  • Publication number: 20140304859
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having endoglucanase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Liu, Yu Zhang, Junxin Duan, Lan Tang
  • Publication number: 20140287465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having xylanase activity, catalytic domains, and carbohydrate binding domains, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains, and carbohydrate binding domains. The present invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, catalytic domains, and carbohydrate binding domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Nikolaj Spodsberg, Tarana Shaghasi
  • Publication number: 20140289905
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having xylanase activity, catalytic domains and cellulose binding domains, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Junxin Duan, Ye Liu, Lan Tang
  • Publication number: 20140248663
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having cellobiohydrolase activity, catalytic domains and cellulose binding domains, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Lan Tang, Junxin Duan, Yu Zhang, Ye Liu
  • Publication number: 20140242643
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Rybak, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Slivinskaya, Joanna Yosifovna Katashkina
  • Publication number: 20140234914
    Abstract: The present invention relates to recombinant Trichoderma host cells producing Aspergillus fumigatus cellulolytic enzyme compositions and methods of producing and using the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Shasky, Brett McBrayer
  • Publication number: 20140227745
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a metabolic transistor in bacteria where a competitive pathway is introduced to compete with a product pathway for available carbon so as to control the carbon flux in the bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Ka-Yiu SAN, George N. BENNETT, Hui WU
  • Publication number: 20140212932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to enzyme compositions comprising a polypeptide having cellobiohydrolase II activity, a polypeptide having xylanase activity, and one or more cellulolytic proteins and their use in the degradation or conversion of cellulosic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Eric Abbate
  • Publication number: 20140206046
    Abstract: Described herein are improved methods of degrading or converting cellulosic material into fermentable sugars using dithionite. Also described are improved methods of fermentation in the presence of dithionite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Ye Chen, Xin Li, Mark Stevens, Zhengfang Kang
  • Publication number: 20140206901
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for the production of chemical compounds, particularly but not exclusively ethanol, by microbial fermentation. Also described are genetically modified micro-organisms capable of using carbon monoxide to produce one or more products, particularly but not exclusively ethanol as a main product, and producing a reduced amount or substantially no 2,3-butanediol and/or a precursor thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Koepke, Shilpa Nagaraju, Wendy Yiting Chen
  • Publication number: 20140162325
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing L-amino acid using a bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae, particularly a motile bacterium belonging to the genus Escherichia, Enterobacter or Pantoea, wherein the bacterium has been modified so that expression of at least one gene of the flagella formation and motility cascade is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Irina Borisovna Altman, Tatyana Abramovna Yampolskaya, Leonid Romanovich Ptitsyn
  • Publication number: 20140141471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for degrading or converting a cellulosic material and for producing substances from the cellulosic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Xu, William Widner, Ani Tejirian
  • Publication number: 20140134672
    Abstract: Bioreactors, and particularly, photobioreactors having a reactor chamber and surge driver, and methods for using these devices, for example, for the production of carbon-based products are provided. The reactor chamber provides a housing for microorganisms and culture medium. The surge driver produces a surge of the microorganisms and/or culture medium in the reactor chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Max B. Tuttman, David A. St. Angelo
  • Publication number: 20140115739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Suchindra Maiyuran, Randall Kramer, Paul Harris
  • Patent number: 8703446
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing L-amino acid using a bacterium of the Enterobacteriaceae family, particularly a bacterium belonging to the genus Escherichia or Pantoea, which has been modified to enhance the expression of the bssR gene, which encodes a regulator of biofilm through signal secretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Mikhail Yurievich Kiryukhin, Mikhail Markovich Gusyatiner