Triglyceride Splitting (e.g., Lipase, Etc. (3.1.1.3)) Patents (Class 435/198)
  • Patent number: 11136611
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved method of isolating the 3-(E)-isomer of an unsaturated carboxylic acid from a mixture of corresponding (E/Z)isomers. More particularly, the present invention relates to an improved method for the biocatalytic preparation of (3E,7E)-homofarnesylic acid; as well as a novel biocatalytic method for the improved preparation of homofarnesol, in particular of (3E,7E)-homofarnesol and homofarnesol preparations having an increased content of (3E,7E)-homofarnesol. The present invention also relates to methods of preparing(?)-ambroxby applying (3E,7E)-homofarnesylic acid or (3E,7E)-homofarnesol as obtained according to the invention as starting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang Siegel, Melanie Weingarten, Michael Breuer, Mathias Schelwies
  • Patent number: 11034970
    Abstract: A method for producing proteins of interest from secondary root emergences which appear on the hairy roots of a plant belonging to the Brassicaceae family, in a liquid medium containing at least one auxin, comprises the use of a strain of Rhizobium comprising rol genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
    Inventors: Francois Guerineau, Michele Aimee Yvonne Boitel-Conti, Jean Pierre Ele Ekouna
  • Patent number: 11028346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detergent compositions comprising protease variants and alpha-amylases or variants thereof. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods of using the detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Carsten Andersen, Yanfei Wang, Wenwen Tao, Bitten Plesner, Elena Genesca Pont
  • Patent number: 10954477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reduced odor. More specifically the invention relates to a method for hydrolyzing a lipase substrate comprising: adding to said substrate a lipase variant of SEQ ID NO: 3, which variant comprises a substitution at one or more positions corresponding to positions 4; 44; 45; 49; 58; 84; 88; 93; 95; 97; 104; 108; 131; 140; 147; 152; 158; 165; 176; 177; 187; 195; 199; 208; 211; 221; 222; 224; 232; 244; 247; 248; 249; 251; 255; and 259 of SEQ ID NO: 3, has lipase activity, and has at least 75% but less than 100% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 3 or a fragment thereof with lipase activity, in which method odor is reduced when compared to the method wherein SEQ ID NO: 3 is added to the lipase substrate. The present invention also relates lipase variants, polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of producing and using the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Jesper Vind, Lone Baunsgaard, Garry Paul Gippert
  • Patent number: 10920287
    Abstract: An expression vector, comprising a first reporter nucleic acid sequence operably linked to a first expression control sequence comprising a promoter; and a second reporter nucleic acid sequence operably linked to a second expression control sequence that comprises a response element that is activated or inactivated as one or more of the cells differentiate or dedifferentiate. Methods and kits for imaging and monitoring stem cells comprising the expression vector are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: Global Life Sciences Solutions Operations UK Ltd, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Srabani Bhaumik, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Ramasamy Paulmurugan, Shahriar Yaghoubi, Byeong-Cheol Ahn, Natesh Parashurama
  • Patent number: 10920203
    Abstract: The present invention related to lipase variants having lipase activity and having between 60% to less than 100% sequence identity to a parent lipase or a fragment thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or more substitutions selected from H198A/D/E/F/G/I/L/N/Q/S/T/V/Y, F7H/K/R, F51A/I/L/V/Y, T143A/G/S/V, A150G/V, N200H/K/Q/R, I202G/L/V, S224C/F/H/I/L/P/Y, L227D/E/K/R, V228P, P229H/K/R, V230H/K/L/R, I255A/G/N/P/S/T/V/Y, P256A/K/N/Q/R/S/T/W, A257F/H/I/L/V/Y, L259F/Y, and W260D/E/F/H/I/L/N/Q/S/T/Y using SEQ ID NO:10 for position numbering or selected from H198A/D/E/F/G/I/L/N/Q/S/T/V/Y, F7H/K/R, F51A/I/L/V/Y, T143A/G/S/V, A150G/V, N200H/K/Q/R, I202G/L/V, S224C/F/H/I/L/P/Y, L227D/E/K/R, V228P, P229H/K/R, V230H/K/L/R, I255A/G/N/P/S/T/V/Y, T256A/K/N/Q/R/S/P/W, A257F/H/I/L/V/Y, L259F/Y, and W260D/E/F/H/I/L/N/Q/S/T/Y using SEQ ID NO:2 for position numbering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Carsten Hoerslev Hansen, Yitong Liu, Steffen Kayser, Vibeke Skovgaard Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10870838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for generating a preparation of a lipase variant of a parent lipase comprising a step of altering one or more nucleotides in a polynucleotide encoding the parent lipase, wherein the alteration provides at least one disulfide bond and a hydrolytic activity of said lipase variant which is reduced as compared with the hydrolytic activity of the parent lipase. The invention also relates to a polynucleotide encoding the lipase variant, the lipase variant and its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Lone Baunsgaard, Allan Svendsen, Kim Borch, Rakhi Saikia, Jakob Skjold-Jørgensen
  • Patent number: 10709727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antiviral drug comprising as an active ingredient a substance capable of suppressing an expression of a target gene or an activity of a protein encoded by said target gene, wherein said target gene is one or more genes having an action of retaining virus-derived nucleic acid in a host cell and selected from the group consisting of DOCK11 gene, LIPG gene, DENND2A gene, and HECW2 gene. The present invention also relates to a screening method for the antiviral drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: IDAC THERANOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Hashimoto, Shuichi Kaneko, Masao Honda, Takayoshi Shirasaki, Taro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10689612
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method to purify coccidial oocysts having dimensions between Dmin and Dmax from faeces comprising the steps of collecting the faeces containing the coccidial oocysts from host animals, diluting the faeces in an aqueous medium, separating a coarse fraction comprising macroscopic particulate matter from the diluted faeces and collecting an aqueous fraction containing the oocysts, characterised in that the method further comprises sieving the aqueous fraction over a first sieve deck having mesh openings to let the oocysts pass, to obtain an aqueous filtrate comprising the oocysts and a first residue comprising particles larger than the oocysts, and sieving the aqueous filtrate over a second sieve deck having mesh openings to obstruct passing of the oocysts through this sieve deck, to obtain a second residue comprising the purified oocysts and a waist filtrate comprising particles smaller than the oocysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Koen Gevers, Theodorus Petrus Maria Schetters
  • Patent number: 10683489
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating a preparation of lipase with increased lipolytic activity comprising a step of altering one or more nucleotides in a polynucleotide comprising a first polynucleotide encoding a propeptide operationally linked to a second polynucleotide encoding a lipase, wherein the alteration of one or more nucleotides are made in the first polynucleotide and the alteration independently results in a substitution, an insertion or a deletion in the encoded propeptide amino acid sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Allan Svendsen, Rakhi Saikia, Sohel Dalal, Vikram Kjoeller Bhatia, Lone Baunsgaard
  • Patent number: 10676725
    Abstract: Isolated polypeptides with lipase activity; polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the polypeptides for cleaning are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Ming Li, Tianqi Sun, Xianzhi Jiang, Lone Baunsgaard, Carsten Hoerslev Hansen, Kim Borch, Han Bucong
  • Patent number: 10596235
    Abstract: The pharmaceutical preparation for the treatment of pancreatic insufficiency comprises a liquid administering form of enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nordmark Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Rämsch, Manfred Kurfürst, Rainer Friedel, Olaf Friedrich, Silke Hüttler
  • Patent number: 10519407
    Abstract: Provided herein are detergent formulations which can effectively suppress efflorescence in unit dose detergent packs. In accordance with one embodiment, the detergent formulations comprise an alkyl ethoxysulfate component having an alkyl chain length of about 12-18 carbon atoms and about 2-9 moles of ethylene oxide and a cation, an alcohol ethoxylate component having an alkyl chain length of about 12-18 carbon atoms and about 5-9 moles of ethylene oxide, high fructose corn syrup, and a liquid carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 10428398
    Abstract: Methods for preparing an animal hide for chrome tanning are provided. In particular, one or more embodiments include treating the hide with a first enzyme, a second enzyme, and a polysulfide. This treatment facilitates improved removal of hair from the hide. Furthermore, one or more embodiments include various combinations of treating the hide with a third enzyme, a liming agent, a pH-modifying agent, one or more sulfides, and one or more soaking agents. In addition, one or more embodiments include sanitizing the hide and liming the hide to further facilitate the processing of the animal hide into leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: National Beef Packing Company, LLC
    Inventor: Shaun Francis Gleeson
  • Patent number: 10351795
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of reducing the phospholipid content in an oil or fat composition and polypeptides having PI-specific phospholipase C activity as well as polypeptides having PC, PE-specific phospholipase C activity and combinations thereof capable of catalyzing this reduction. The invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Dorotea Raventos Segura, Robert Piotr Olinski, Kim Borch, Allan Noergaard, Jesper Brask, Rune Falkenberg Haller, Marianne Linde Damstrup
  • Patent number: 10213492
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of treating mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) in a patient, comprising administering to the patient autologous erythrocytes that contain thymidine phosphorylase and are free of animal proteins other than proteins derived from the patient. The erythrocytes generally contain a low amount of endotoxin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: St. George's Hospital Medical School
    Inventors: Bridget Bax, Murray Bain
  • Patent number: 10119128
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lipase variants and methods of obtaining them. 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: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Luise Erlandsen, Carsten Hoerslev Hansen, Jesper Vind, Allan Svendsen, Carsten Peter Sonksen
  • Patent number: 10023852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lipase variant of a parent lipase, which variant has lipase activity, at least 75% but less than 100% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 3 and comprises a substitution at one or more positions corresponding to positions 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 9; 10; 11; 12; 16; 19; 30; 31; 34; 36; 37; 39; 40; 42; 44; 51; 52; 53; 54; 56; 58; 59; 70; 71; 72; 73; 83; 84; 86; 88; 90; 92; 93; 95; 96; 100; 101; 102; 104; 106; 109; 110; 112; 117; 119; 124; 125; 127; 128; 131; 132; 133; 134; 135; 137; 158; 159; 160; 161; 162; 163; 165; 166; 167; 168; 170; 181; 182; 183; 189; 190; 192; 194; 196; 202; 210; 211; 212; 220; 225; 227; 228; 229; 230; 231; 233; 237; 238; 239; 240; 242; 246; 247; 248; 252; 259; 262; 264; 269 of SEQ ID NO: 3. 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: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Padmavathi Balumuri, Rakhi Saikia, Allan Svendsen, Lone Baunsgaard
  • Patent number: 10000731
    Abstract: Disclosed are an enzymatic batchwise or continuous process for the production of fatty acid alkyl esters for use in the biofuels, food and detergent industries and a system therefor. The process utilizes enzymes immobilized on a hydrophobic resin mixed with a fatty acid source and an alcohol or alcohol donor in the presence of an alkaline or mild alkaline aqueous buffer, or in the presence of water or aqueous solution. The production process for fatty acid alkyl esters is carried out by transesterification or esterification simultaneously or sequentially. The biocatalyst activity is maintained with no significant activity losses in multiple uses and also avoids the accumulation of glycerol and water by-products or other hydrophilic compounds on the biocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Trans Bio-Diesel Ltd.
    Inventors: Sobhi Basheer, Maisa Haj, Usama Mohsen, Doaa Shehadeh, Ahmad Hindawi, Emad Masoud, Ahmad Egbarieh, Ramez Masri
  • Patent number: 9938332
    Abstract: The present invention provides a peptide-type compound which induces secretion of growth hormone and which has the activity of increasing the intracellular calcium ion concentration, wherein at least one amino acid is replaced by a modified amino acid and/or a non-amino acid compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Kenji Kangawa, Masayasu Kojima, Hiroshi Hosoda, Hisayuki Matsuo, Yoshiharu Minamitake
  • Patent number: 9926582
    Abstract: Herein is reported a method for producing a polypeptide comprising the step of incubating (resuspended) prokaryotic cells in a solution comprising about 10 mM to about 95 mM Tris-HCl and about 2 mM to about 6 mM EDTA at a pH value of about 7 to about 10 for about 15 min to about 6 h at about 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC.
    Inventor: Christian Schantz
  • Patent number: 9809794
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a two-step protocol using pressure cycling technology (PCT) and alkaline lysis for differential extraction of mixtures. In a preferred embodiment the procedure is used in forensic DNA applications such as, for example, DNA testing in the case of rape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PRESSURE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce R. McCord, Deepthi V. Nori, Nathan P. Lawrence, Richard Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9796994
    Abstract: A method for producing a nuclease of a gram negative bacterium or a nuclease preparation containing a nuclease of a gram negative bacterium including expression of the nuclease in a gram positive bacterium and subsequent secretion of the nuclease, as well as a nuclease or a nuclease preparation that can be obtained by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: c-LEcta GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Greiner-Stoeffele, Stefan Schoenert
  • Patent number: 9688973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having alpha-glucosidase 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 for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES, INC.
    Inventors: Suzanne Otani, Haiyan Ge, Paul Harris, Debbie Yaver, Alexander Blinkovsky
  • Patent number: 9587350
    Abstract: A method for removing ink from printed paper comprising: (a) pulping printed paper at least 25 wt % of which is old newsprint at a consistency of at least about 3% to obtain a pulp slurry; (b) treating the pulp slurry with an ink removing system, which system comprises: (i) a combination of lipase and at least one second enzyme chosen from amylase, xylanase or cellulase, and (ii) a non-ionic surfactant, in amounts effective to release ink from said pulp slurry, wherein the lipase is present in an amount of at least about 0.001 wt % based on the dry content of the pulp slurry and the ratio of the at least one second enzyme:lipase is at least about 1.2:1; and (c) separating the released ink from the pulp slurry, wherein the treating step is carried out prior to a deinking flotation stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Haynes, Scott Barton Auger
  • Patent number: 9426950
    Abstract: This invention discloses a process for the propagation and survival of Deschampsia antarctica suitable for industrial scale production. In particular, the process defines selected bioreactor conditions whereby morphologically high quality plants are obtained at high rates. This invention further discloses a bioreactor design which includes a design for automated temporary immersion of explants in a culture medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Uxmal S.A.
    Inventor: Manuel Gidekel
  • Patent number: 9416337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing esters from fatty alcohols, in which fatty alcohols and fatty acids are reacted in the presence of an enzyme at a temperature in the range of 30 to 50° C., the water which forms is removed and the reaction is completed under reduced pressure at a temperature of 50 to 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter Kempers, Ulrich Schörken, Rolf Kawa, Jörg Schwarzer, Thomas Wolf
  • Patent number: 9394529
    Abstract: In alternative embodiments, the invention provides phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) enzymes, nucleic acids encoding them, antibodies that bind specifically to them, and methods for making and using them. Industrial methods and products comprising use of these phospholipases are also provided. In certain embodiments, provided herein are methods for hydration of non hydratable phospholipids (NHPs) within a lipid matrix. The methods enable migration of NHPs to an oil-water interface thereby allowing the NHPs to be reacted and/or removed from the lipids. In certain embodiments, provided is a method for removing NHPs, hydratable phospholipids, and lecithins from vegetable oils to produce a degummed oil or fat product that can be used for food production and/or non-food applications. In certain embodiments, provided herein are methods for hydration of NHPs followed by enzymatic treatment and removal of various phospholipids and lecithins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Nelson R. Barton, Tim S. Hitchman, Jonathan D. Lyon, Eileen O'Donoghue, Mark A. Wall
  • Patent number: 9222137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hairy cell leukemia biomarkers and methods of utilizing these biomarkers to diagnose and/or treat hairy cell leukemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Trovagene, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrico Tiacci, Brunangelo Falini, Raul Rabadan
  • Patent number: 9163203
    Abstract: The invention provides lipolytic enzyme variants having improved in-detergent stability and polynucleotides encoding same. Lipolytic enzyme variants with improved in-detergent stability are obtained by substituting certain specified amino acid residues in a parent lipolytic enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Jesper Vind, Kim Borch, Allan Svendsen, Robert Van der Lans, Lise Munch Mikkelsen, Christian Isak Jorgensen, Shamkant Anant Patkar
  • Patent number: 9109212
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of increasing extracellular secretion of secretory proteins by co-expressing the secretory proteins with a mature cutinase. Cutinase can improve the permeability of E. coli cell membrane without destroying the membrane, and thus facilitate cross-membrane transfer of the secretory proteins co-expressed in E. coli. Increased extracellular secretion of target proteins can shorten cell culture time, reduce the formation of inclusion bodies and increase production of target proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Jiangnan University
    Inventors: Jing Wu, Lingqia Su, Jian Chen
  • Patent number: 9104203
    Abstract: A robot and a method for planning a path of the robot. The method includes storing coordinates of a base cell in a queue structure, setting a plurality of cells adjacent to the base cell as scan cells, calculating a movement direction of the robot from the base cell to each of the scan cells, calculating movement cost of each of the scan cells according to the calculated movement direction, comparing the calculated movement cost and movement cost previously stored in each of the scan cells and determining whether or not coordinates of each of the scan cells are stored in the queue structure, and repeatedly performing a process of recording the movement direction and the movement cost in each of the scan cells and building a map of the movement space of the robot if the coordinates of each of the scan cells are stored in the queue structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Hyun Roh
  • Publication number: 20150147308
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions which include digestive enzymes and which are formulated to reduce one or more symptoms of a neuropsychiatric disorder. Also described herein is a method for treating an individual with a neuropsychiatric disorder using digestive enzymes and their derivatives to alleviate the symptoms of neuropsychiatric disorders. The method comprises administering to the individual an effective amount of digestive enzymes that are either naturally or recombinantly derived, or their derivatives, in an amount effective to reduce one or more symptoms of the neuropsychiatric disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Joan M. Fallon, Matthew Heil, James Szigethy, James Fallon
  • Publication number: 20150147783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an isolated mutant eubacterium comprising at least one mutation resulting in a substitution of at least one amino acid in the beta-subunit of the RNA-polymerase encoded for by the rpoB-gene providing an altered production of a product of interest when said production of a product of interest is compared to the production of the same product in an isogenic wild type strain grown at identical conditions, wherein the substitution of at least one amino acid occurs at any of positions 469, 478, 482, 485, or 487 of SEQ ID NO:2, or at the equivalent positions in any eubacterial RNA-polymerase beta-subunit family member. Another aspect of the invention relates to a process for producing at least one product of interest in a mutant eubacterium and to a use of the mutant eubacterium according to the invention for producing at least one product of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Steen Troels Joergensen, Jens Toenne Andersen, Niels Banke, Preben Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20150139977
    Abstract: The invention relates to enzymes having xylanase, mannanase and/or glucanase activity, e.g., catalyzing hydrolysis of internal ?-1,4-xylosidic linkages or endo-?-1,4-glucanase linkages; and/or degrading a linear polysaccharide beta-1,4-xylan into xylose. Thus, the invention provides methods and processes for breaking down hemicellulose, which is a major component of the cell wall of plants, including methods and processes for hydrolyzing hemicelluloses in any plant or wood or wood product, wood waste, paper pulp, paper product or paper waste or byproduct. In addition, methods of designing new xylanases, mannanases and/or glucanases and methods of use thereof are also provided. The xylanases, mannanases and/or glucanases have increased activity and stability at increased pH and temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: David Weiner, David Blum, Alexander Varvak, Shaun Healey, Kristine Chang, Geoff Hazlewood, Thomas Todaro, Grace Desantis, Hwai Chang, Connie Jo Hansen, Scott W. Beaver, Thomas Woodward, Charles Hancock
  • Publication number: 20150140588
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants with improved activity in an amide-bond reaction. 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: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Werner Besenmatter, Allan Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9029115
    Abstract: The pharmaceutical use of lipases related to the Thermomyces lanuginosus (Humicola lanuginosa) lipase comprising amino acids 1-269 of SEQ ID NO: 2, optionally in combination with a protease and/or an amylase. Examples of medical indications are: Treatment of digestive disorders, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI), pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, diabetes type I, and/or diabetes type II. The lipases of the invention have, e.g., an improved digestion performance in vitro, an improved activity at a pH in the neutral range, an improved stability at low pH, and are stable against protease-degradation, and/or are stable in the presence of pepsin and bile salts. The invention also relates to methods of determining digestion performance in vitro of lipases, as well as to certain novel variants of the lipase of T. lanuginosus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Novozymes A/S, Novozymes Inc
    Inventors: Allan Svendsen, Michael Skjoet, Deborah Yaver, Lars Lehmann Hylling Christensen, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Nina Lundin, Michael Lamsa, Peter Colin Gregory
  • Publication number: 20150125925
    Abstract: The present invention provides consumer products comprising a serine protease variant, more specifically subtilisin variants produced there from. Specifically, the present invention provides consumer products comprising a serine protease variant, more specifically a subtilisin variant having one or more substitutions as compared to a reference serine protease. In addition, the present invention provides methods of making such compositions and methods of treating surfaces, particularly fabric surfaces comprising contacting a surface with an aqueous liquor comprising a serine protease variant, more specifically subtilisin variants and an adjunct material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Philip Frank SOUTER, Euan John MAGENNIS, Glenn Steven WARD, Neelam S. AMIN, Katherine AUGUSTYN, Joshua R. BASLER, Luis Gustavo CASCAO-PEREIRA, Katherine D. COLLIER, Edward M. CONCAR, David A. ESTELL, James T. KELLIS, JR., Alexander PISARCHIK, Ayrookaran Joseph POULOSE, Jian YAO
  • Publication number: 20150111255
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process comprising (1) forming an aqueous mixture comprising a microbial composition and solid chitin, wherein said microbial composition comprises one or more microbes that produce chitin digesting enzymes; and (2) fermenting the mixture for a time sufficient to enzymatically digest all or part of the chitin to form a fermented mixture comprising chitosan and glucosamine. In some embodiments, the chitin is derived from the biodegradation of chitin containing marine Arthropods. In other embodiments, the chitin is obtained from chitin containing fungi, filamentous fungi and yeast which is extracted via a chemical process. In yet another embodiment, the chitin is obtained by the biodegradation of chitin containing fungi, filamentous fungi, yeast and/or insects, preferably using HQE for the digestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Agrinos AS
    Inventor: Jaime López-Cervantes
  • Patent number: 9012196
    Abstract: A substrate or coating is provided that includes a lipase with enzymatic activity toward a component of a fingerprint. Also provided is a process for facilitating the removal of fingerprints is provided wherein an inventive substrate or coating including a lipase is capable of enzymatically degrading of one or more components of the fingerprint to facilitate fingerprint removal from the substrate or said coating. Applying heat to the substrate or coating increases the rate of fingerprint removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation, Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Andreas Buthe, Ping Wang, Songtao Wu, Hongfei Jia, Masahiko Ishii, Minjuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150098933
    Abstract: Recombinant human lysosomal acid lipase (rhLAL) containing an N-terminal truncation, a composition of truncated recombinant human LAL (TLAL), an isolated mixture comprising TLAL and at least one other form of rhLAL are disclosed. A method of purifying TLAL from a mixture of LAL proteins, pharmaceutical compositions comprising TLAL and methods of producing TLAL are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SYNAGEVA BIOPHARMA CORP.
    Inventors: Erin Renae Treece, Nelson Hsia, Zhinan Xia, Anthony Quinn
  • Patent number: 8986759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to increase the growth velocity of a human infant, said method comprising the enteral administration to said infant of recombinant human bile-salt-stimulated lipase (rhBSSL). Such method has particular utility for underweight or preterm human infants, particular those in medical need of increasing their growth velocity. The invention also relates to compositions, including infant feeds, kits, packaged-pharmaceutical-products and pharmaceutical compositions, and also to methods to prepare infant feeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (pub)
    Inventors: Olle Hernell, Birgitta Olsson, Patrik Strömberg, Lennart Svensson, Kristina Timdahl, M{hacek over (a)}rten Vågerö, Maria Öhman
  • Patent number: 8986682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to increase the absorption by a human infant of at least one unsaturated fatty acid, said method comprising the enteral administration to said infant of recombinant human bile-salt-stimulated lipase (rhBSSL). In another aspect the invention also relates to a method to improve the visual and/or cognitive development of a human infant, said method comprising the enteral administration to said infant of rhBSSL. Such methods have particular utility for preterm human infants, particular those in medical need of increasing their absorption of or availability to such unsaturated fatty acids. In further aspects, the invention relates to kits, packaged-pharmaceutical-products, recombinant human bile-salt-stimulated lipase and pharmaceutical compositions, in each case useful for increasing the absorption by a human infant of at least one unsaturated fatty acid, or for increasing the visual and/or cognitive development of a human infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ)
    Inventors: Olle Hernell, Birgitta Olsson, Patrik Strömberg, Lennart Svensson, Kristina Timdahl, Mårten Vågerö, Maria Öhman
  • Patent number: 8986941
    Abstract: A process for preparing a triglyceride composition comprising from 50 to 80% by weight StOSt and from 5 to 20% by weight StOO comprises reacting triolein with stearic acid in the presence of a 1,3-specific lipase from Rhizopus oryzae to form interesterified glycerides and fractionating the interesterified triglycerides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Loders Croklaan B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Louis François Favre, Henry Kos, Krishnadath Bhaggan, Sylvain Jacques Fages
  • Publication number: 20150072380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of novel nucleic acid sequences, designated herein as 7p, 8k, 7E, 9G, 8Q and 203, in a host cell which effect protein production. The present invention also provides host cells having a mutation or deletion of part or all of the gene encoding 7p, 8k, 7E, 9G, 8Q and 203, which are presented in FIG. 1, and are SEQ ID NOS.: 1-6, respectively. The present invention also provides host cells further comprising a nucleic acid encoding a desired heterologous protein such as an enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Bodie, Steve Kim
  • Publication number: 20150072397
    Abstract: Polynucleotide sequences are provided encoding a thermostable cellulase and directing its increased expression are provided, and the use of the thermostable cellulase in hydraulic fracturing methods and the treatment of flowback fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Xuqiu Tan, Kenneth E. Barrett, Richard S. Lee
  • Patent number: 8975055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a newly identified lipase belonging to the Ustilaginaceae family of Basidomycetes and variants thereof. The invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the lipase and the variants thereof. The invention further relates to procedures for producing the lipase, and variants thereof, polypeptides and polynucleotides. The invention further relates to lipase variants with an increased trans-selectivity. The invention further relates to lipase variants with a preference for long chain fatty acid esters or carboxylic acid moieties with a chain length greater than C12. The invention further relates to a method of reducing, or eliminating, trans-fatty acids from liquid oil stable enough for frying systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Frito-Lay Trading Company GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Bornscheuer, Henrike Brundiek, Andrew Evitt, Stefan SaB, Friedericke Bonisch, Robert Kourist
  • Publication number: 20150064309
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transformed or transfected Trichoderma reesei cell comprising one or more of: (i) at least one heterologous nucleotide sequence encoding a lipolytic enzyme comprising an amino acid sequence shown as SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 2, (ii) at least one heterologous nucleotide sequence encoding a lipolytic enzyme wherein the nucleotide sequence comprises the nucleotide sequence shown as SEQ ID NO: 3 or SEQ ID NO: 4, or (iii) at least one heterologous nucleotide sequence encoding a lipolytic enzyme wherein the nucleotide sequence comprises the nucleotide sequence which hybridizes to SEQ ID NO: 3 or SEQ ID NO: 4 or a nucleotide sequence which is at least 40% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 3 or SEQ ID NO: 4; and culturing the cell under conditions to allow for expression of said heterologous nucleotide sequence(s) encoding said lipolytic enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: SUSAN MADRID, CHERRY LIN, MASOUD RAJABI ZARGAHI, RIKKE HØEGH LORENTSEN, MAI FAURSCHOU ISAKSEN, MICHAEL WARD
  • Publication number: 20150037842
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a Gram negative bacterial cell that is transformed with a nucleic acid molecule that encodes a Gram positive twin-arginine translocase and including methods for the production of polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Colin Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150030581
    Abstract: The invention provides for the use of a therapeutic derived from a truncated lipoprotein lipase protein (LPL S447X), including nucleic acids encoding such proteins, for the treatment of conditions including LPL responsive conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, LPL deficiency, high triglyceride levels, low HDL-cholesterol levels or atherosclerosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Michael R. HAYDEN, John P. Kastelein