Candida Patents (Class 435/254.22)
  • Patent number: 10174330
    Abstract: This document describes biochemical pathways for producing adipic acid, caprolactam, 6-aminohexanoic acid, 6-hydroxyhexanoic acid, hexamethylenediamine or 1,6-hexanediol by forming two terminal functional groups, comprised of carboxyl, amine or hydroxyl groups, in a C6; backbone substrate. These pathways, metabolic engineering and cultivation strategies described herein rely on CoA-dependent elongation enzymes or analogues enzymes associated with the carbon storage pathways from polyhydroxyalkanoate accumulating bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Van Eck Conradie, Adriana Leonora Botes
  • Patent number: 10065987
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for refolding denatured protein (e.g., from inclusion bodies) that do not require the use of a denaturing agent. Exemplary methods use a high pH for solubilizing denatured protein, followed by a decrease in pH for refolding the proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: Cristopher Hollander, Benjamin C. Blum
  • Patent number: 9758768
    Abstract: This document describes biochemical pathways for producing adipic acid, caprolactam, 6-aminohexanoic acid, hexamethylenediamine or 1,6-hexanediol by forming two terminal functional groups, comprised of carboxyl, amine or hydroxyl groups, in a C6 aliphatic backbone substrate. These pathways, metabolic engineering and cultivation strategies described herein rely on CoA-dependent elongation enzymes or analogues enzymes associated with the carbon storage pathways from polyhydroxyalkanoate accumulating bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Van Eck Conradie, Adriana Leonora Botes
  • Patent number: 9249436
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the production of oil, fuels, oleochemicals, and other compounds in recombinant microorganisms are provided, including oil-bearing microorganisms and methods of low cost cultivation of such microorganisms. Microalgal cells containing exogenous genes encoding, for example, a lipase, a sucrose transporter, a sucrose invertase, a fructokinase, a polysaccharide-degrading enzyme, a keto acyl-ACP synthase enzyme, a fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase, a fatty acyl-CoA/aldehyde reductase, a fatty acyl-CoA reductase, a fatty aldehyde reductase, a fatty acid hydroxylase, a desaturase enzyme, a fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein are useful in manufacturing transportation fuels such as renewable diesel, biodiesel, and renewable jet fuel, as well as oleochemicals such as functional fluids, surfactants, soaps and lubricants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, Janice Wee, George Rudenko, Jeffrey L. Moseley, Walt Rakitsky, Xinhua Zhao, Riyaz Bhat
  • Publication number: 20150150152
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of biotechnology or genetic engineering. Specifically, this invention relates to the field of gene expression. More specifically, this invention relates to a novel ecdysone receptor/chimeric retinoid X receptor-based inducible gene expression system and methods of modulating gene expression in a host cell for applications such as gene therapy, large-scale production of proteins and antibodies, cell-based high throughput screening assays, functional genomics and regulation of traits in transgenic organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Marianna Zinovievna KAPITSKAYA, Subba Reddy Palli
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150140626
    Abstract: Provided is a genetically engineered yeast cell with lactate production capacity, including an enzyme that catalyzes conversion of acetaldehyde to acetyl-CoA and an enzyme that catalyzes conversion of pyruvate to lactate, which activities are increased compared to a parent cell of the yeast cell, as well as a method of producing the genetically engineered yeast cell and method of producing lactate using the genetically engineered yeast cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jiyoon SONG, Changduk KANG, Joonsong PARK, Sungsoo KIM, Youngkyoung PARK, Sunghaeng LEE, Soyoung LEE, Juyoung LEE, Kwangmyung CHO, Wooyong LEE
  • Publication number: 20150140625
    Abstract: A genetically engineered yeast cell capable of producing lactate having increased TPI activity, a method of preparing the yeast cell, and a method of producing lactate by using the yeast cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Juyoung Lee, Changduk Kang, Soyoung Lee, Youngkyoung Park, Jiyoon Song, Seunghyun Lee, Kwangmyung Cho
  • Publication number: 20150140638
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having endoglucanase 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: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Nikolaj Spodsberg
  • Publication number: 20150132822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xylanase 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: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Alfredo Lopez de Leon, Michael Rey
  • Publication number: 20150132813
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, generally, recombinant cells modified to exhibit increased biosynthesis of pentanoic acid, methods of making such recombinant cells, and methods of inducing the cells to produce pentanoic acid. This disclosure also describes, generally, recombinant cells modified to exhibit increased biosynthesis of 2-methylbutyric acid, methods of making such recombinant cells, and methods of inducing the cells to produce 2-methylbutyric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kechun Zhang, Yogesh K. Dhande
  • Publication number: 20150132824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and catalytic domains. 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 and catalytic domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Dorotea Raventos Segura, Peter Fischer Halin, Anders Viksoe-Nielsen, Lars Anderson, Martin Simon Borchert, Leigh Murphy, Astrid Boisen, Lorena G. Palmén, Kenneth Jensen, Carsten Sjoeholm, Tine Hoff, Charlotte Blom
  • Publication number: 20150125902
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having glucoamylase activity, catalytic domains, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Tianqi Sun, Ming Li
  • Publication number: 20150118721
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel enzymes that provide acetylated sphingoid bases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    Inventors: Steffen Schaffer, Mike Farwick, Heiko Andrea, Tim Koehler, Daniel Wolff, Frank ter Veld, Ansgar Poetsch, Eckhard Boles, Christoph Schorsch
  • Publication number: 20150110765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having alpha-glucuronidase activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains. 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 or catalytic domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Johan Börjesson, Anders Vikø-Nielsen, Nikolaj Spodsberg, Kristian Krogh
  • Publication number: 20150111222
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, inter alia, genetically encoded recombinant peptide biosensors comprising analyte-binding framework portions and signaling portions, wherein the signaling portions are present within the framework portions at sites or amino acid positions that undergo a conformational change upon interaction of the framework portion with an analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: HOWARD hUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jonathan Marvin, Loren Looger, Richard T. Lee, Eric Schreiter
  • 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: 20150099276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of nucleic acid molecules coding for a bacterial xylose isomerase (XI), preferably coming from Clostridium phytofermentans, for reaction/metabolization, particularly fermentation, of recombinant microorganisms of biomaterial containing xylose, and particularly for the production of bioalcohols, particularly bioethanol, by means of xylose fermenting yeasts. The present invention further relates to cells, particularly eukaryotic cells, which are transformed utilizing a nucleic acid expression construct which codes for a xylose isomerase, wherein the expression of the nucleic acid expression construct imparts to the cells the capability to directly isomerize xylose into xylulose. Said cells are preferably utilized for reaction/metabolization, particularly fermentation, of biomaterial containing xylose, and particularly for the production of bioalcohols, particularly bioethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Dawid BRAT, Eckhard BOLES, Marco KELLER, Beate ROTHER
  • Patent number: 8999684
    Abstract: The invention relates to genetically engineered Candida tropicalis cells, use thereof and a method of production of ?-hydroxycarboxylic acids and ?-hydroxycarboxylic acid esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Poetter, Hans-Georg Hennemann, Steffen Schaffer, Thomas Haas
  • Publication number: 20150093795
    Abstract: The present invention relates tocutinasevariants. 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 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Aditya Basu, Naik Sangeeta, Santhosh Mepadam Vasu, Paul Pritish, Rakhi Saikia, Allan Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20150094483
    Abstract: A substantially pure Candida host cell is provided for the biotransformation of a substrate to a product wherein the host cell is characterized by a first genetic modification class that comprises one or more genetic modifications that collectively or individually disrupt at least one alcohol dehydrogenase gene in the substantially pure Candida host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jon E. Ness, Jeremy Minshull
  • Publication number: 20150093797
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for the heterologous production of acetyl-CoA-derived isoprenoids in a host cell. In some embodiments, the host cell is genetically modified to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence encoding an acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, acetylating (ADA, E.C. 1.2.1.10) and an MEV pathway comprising an NADH-using HMG-CoA reductase. In some embodiments, the host cell is genetically modified to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence encoding an ADA and an MEV pathway comprising an acetoacetyl-CoA synthase. In some embodiments, the genetically modified host cell further comprises one or more heterologous nucleotide sequences encoding a phosphoketolase and a phosphotransacetylase. In some embodiments, the genetically modified host cell further comprises a functional disruption of the native PDH-bypass. The compositions and methods described herein provide an energy-efficient yet redox balanced route for the heterologous production of acetyl-CoA-derived isoprenoids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: AMYRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Stevens GARDNER, Kristy Michelle HAWKINS, Adam Leon MEADOWS, Annie Ening TSONG, Yoseph TSEGAYE
  • Publication number: 20150093792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having glucoamylase 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 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Sara Landvik, Marc Dominique Morant, Keiichi Ayabe, Guillermo Coward-Kelly
  • Publication number: 20150093790
    Abstract: The disclosure provides thermostable enzymes isolated from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii and fragments thereof useful for the degradation of cellulose and/or hemicellulose, including thermostable cellulases and hemicellulases. The disclosure further provides nucleic acids encoding the thermostable enzymes of the disclosure. The disclosure also provides methods for the conversion of cellulose and hemicellulose into fermentable sugars using thermostable enzymes of the disclosure. The disclosure also provides enzyme cocktails containing multiple enzymes disclosed herein. The enzymes can be used to release sugars present in cellulose or hemicellulose for subsequent fermentation to produce value-added products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: The Board pf Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Yejun Han, Xiaoyun Su, Dylan Dodd, Roderick I. Mackie, Issac K.O. Cann
  • Publication number: 20150093781
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated, genetically modified, living non-mammal organism, having increased HMG-CoA-reductase activity compared to the wild type, and having reduced C24-methyltransferase and/or delta22-desaturase activity compared to the wild type. The invention is characterized in that the organism has increased dehydrocholesterol-delta70-reductase activity compared to the wild type. The invention further relates to different uses of such an organism, to a test kit comprising such an organism, and to a membrane extract of such an organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Schilling, Christine Lang, Andreas Raab
  • Publication number: 20150087028
    Abstract: The invention relates to recombinant expression of variant forms of M. thermophila CBH1a and homologs thereof, having improved thermoactivity, specific activity, and other desirable properties. Also provided are methods for producing ethanol and other valuable organic compounds by combining cellobiohydrolase variants with cellulosic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Behnaz Behrouzian, Xinkai Xie, Kui Chan, Xiyun Zhang, Vesna Mitchell, Douglas A. Hattendorf
  • Publication number: 20150087596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Huwentoxin-IV variants, polynucleotides encoding them, methods of making and using the foregoing, and methods of alleviating pain with peptide inhibitors of Nav1.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: William Eckert, Mack Flinspach, Michael Hunter, Yi Liu, Robert Neff, Alan Wickenden, Alan Gibbs
  • Publication number: 20150087036
    Abstract: Provided herein is an alkane-metabolizing cell that is unable to convert propionyl-CoA into methylmalonyl-CoA or 2-metylcitrate synthase. Depending on which enzymes are present in the cell, the cell can produce acrylate or a precursor for the same (e.g., propionate, 3-hydroxypropionyl-CoA, 3-hydroxypropionate, acrylyl-CoA) that can be readily converted to acrylate enzymatically (e.g., in the cell) or by chemical treatment. In one embodiment, the cell may contain a cytochrome P450 or alkane oxidase enzyme that allows the production of 3-hydroxypropionyl-CoA, which can be readily converted to 3-hydroxypropionate. In order to make such compounds, the cell may be grown in the presence of an odd-numbered chain alkane (e.g., pentane or heptane), although another odd-numbered chain alkane may be used. In another embodiment, the cell may contain acyl-CoA oxidase, enoyl-CoA hydratase, and hydrolase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua A. Silverman, Tom Purcell, Jon Edward Ness, Effendi Leonard
  • Patent number: 8986948
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of nucleic acid molecules coding for a bacterial xylose isomerase (XI), preferably coming from Clostridium phytofermentans, for reaction/metabolization, particularly fermentation, of recombinant microorganisms of biomaterial containing xylose, and particularly for the production of bioalcohols, particularly bioethanol, by means of xylose fermenting yeasts. The present invention further relates to cells, particularly eukaryotic cells, which are transformed utilizing a nucleic acid expression construct which codes for a xylose isomerase, wherein the expression of the nucleic acid expression construct imparts to the cells the capability to directly isomerize xylose into xylulose. Said cells are preferably utilized for reaction/metabolization, particularly fermentation, of biomaterial containing xylose, and particularly for the production of bioalcohols, particularly bioethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lesaffre et Compagnie
    Inventors: Dawid Brat, Eckhard Boles, Marco Keller, Beate Wiedemann
  • 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: 20150079643
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a recombinant microorganism engineered to express an enzyme which catalyzes the conversion of a primary amine and an acyl thioester to a fatty amide. The disclosure further encompasses a method of producing a fatty amide by culturing the recombinant microorganism in the presence of a carbon source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: REG Life Sciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Jason J. Lutes, Stephen del Cardayre
  • Publication number: 20150072399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, systems and compositions, including genetically modified microorganisms, directed to achieve decreased microbial conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to aldehydes of 3-HP. In various embodiments this is achieved by disruption of particular aldehyde dehydrogenase genes, including multiple gene deletions. Among the specific nucleic acids that are deleted whereby the desired decreased conversion is achieved are aldA, aldB, puuC), and usg of E. coli. Genetically modified microorganisms so modified are adapted to produce 3-HP, such as by approaches described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: OPX Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Lynch, Christopher P. Mercogliano, Matthew L. Lipscomb, Tanya E. W. Lipscomb
  • Patent number: 8975059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having endoglucanase 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: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Alfredo Lopez de Leon, Michael Rey
  • Publication number: 20150064751
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein pertain to cells, and methods for preparing cells, that can be used as biocatalysts by altering enzymes that compete for a substrate or product of a pathway of interest such that the targeted enzyme is sensitive to a site-specific protease, which protease is expressed but relocated in the cell to a site where it is not in contact with the targeted enzyme in the intact cell. Upon cell lysis, the protease contacts the target enzyme, which is then inactivated by protease cleavage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicants: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, GreenLight Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Swartz
  • Publication number: 20150064782
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods, including polynucleotide sequences, amino acid sequences, recombinant host cells and recombinant host cell cultures engineered to produce fatty acid derivative compositions comprising fatty acids, fatty alcohols, fatty aldehydes, fatty esters, alkanes, terminal olefins, internal olefins or ketones. The fatty acid derivative composition is produced extracellularly with a higher titer, yield or productivity than the corresponding wild type or non-engineered host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: REG LIFE SCIENCES, LLC
    Inventors: Derek L. Greenfield, Andreas W. Schirmer, Elizabeth J. Clarke, Eli S. Groban, Bernardo M. Da Costa, Zhihao Hu
  • Publication number: 20150064743
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for producing mogrosides with the aid of enzymes. In particular the invention proposes various biosynthetic pathways useful for mogroside production and enzymes useful for mogroside production are provided. Furthermore, the invention provides recombinant hosts useful in performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yaoquan Liu, Jorgen Hansen, Jens Houghton-Larsen, Muthuswamy Panchapagesa Murali, Sathish Kumar, Nina Nicoline Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20150056206
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to multi-specific Fab fusion proteins (MSFP) which comprise an antibody Fab fragment with both N-termini fused to a fusion moiety (fusion moiety A or B). MSFP containing the Fab fragment exhibit significantly reduced binding ability of the Fab fragment to the Fab target. Binding of the Fab to its target is restored when the MSFP is clustered on a cell surface by binding of the fusion moieties to their target. The reduced binding of the Fab to its target, especially when presented on a cell surface in its native state, absent fusion moiety binding provides advantages such as: reduced side effects and allows desirable pharmacological effects of selectivity and specificity in a controlled manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Hongxing ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20150056658
    Abstract: The invention relates to cells, nucleic acids, and enzymes, the use thereof for producing sophorolipids, and methods for producing sophorolipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen SCHAFFER, Mirja Wessel, Anja Thiessenhusen
  • Publication number: 20150056660
    Abstract: The invention relates to cells, nucleic acids, and enzymes, the use thereof for producing sophorolipids, and methods for producing sophorolipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen SCHAFFER, Mirja Wessel, Anja Thiessenhusen
  • Publication number: 20150056659
    Abstract: The invention relates to cells, nucleic acids, and enzymes, the use thereof for producing sophorolipids, and methods for producing sophorolipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen SCHAFFER, Mirja Wessel, Anja Thiessenhusen
  • Publication number: 20150056669
    Abstract: The present invention provides various combinations of genetic modifications to a transformed host cell that provide increase conversion of carbon to a chemical product. The present invention also provides methods of fermentation and methods of making various chemical products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hans LIAO, Christopher Patrick MERCOGLIANO, Travis Robert WOLTER, Michael Tai Man LOUIE, Wendy Kathleen RIBBLE, Tanya LIPSCOMB, Eileen Colie SPINDLER, Michael D LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20150056661
    Abstract: The invention relates to cells, nucleic acids, and enzymes, the use thereof for producing sophorolipids, and methods for producing sophorolipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen SCHAFFER, Mirja Wessel, Anja Thiessenhusen
  • Publication number: 20150047075
    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 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lan Tang, Ye Liu, Junxin Duan, Wenping Wu, Randall Kramer
  • Publication number: 20150044754
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having alpha-amylase activity, catalytic domains, carbohydrate binding domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or carbohydrate 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 carbohydrate binding domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tianqi Sun, Ming Li, Junxin Duan
  • Patent number: 8951937
    Abstract: A group of bacterial dihydroxy-acid dehydratases having a [2Fe-2S] cluster was discovered. Bacterial [2Fe-2S] DHADs were expressed as heterologous proteins in bacteria and yeast cells, providing DHAD activity for conversion of 2,3-dihydroxyisovalerate to ?-ketoisovalerate or 2,3-dihydroxymethylvalerate to ?-ketomethylvalerate. Isobutanol and other compounds may be synthesized in pathways that include bacterial [2Fe-2S] DHAD activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Flint, Steven Cary Rothman, Wonchul Suh, Jean-Francois Tomb, Rick W. Ye
  • Patent number: 8951774
    Abstract: Methods for the fermentative production of four carbon alcohols is provided. Specifically, butanol, preferably isobutanol is produced by the fermentative growth of a recombinant bacterium expressing an isobutanol biosynthetic pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC
    Inventors: Gail K. Donaldson, Andrew C. Eliot, Dennis Flint, Lori Ann Maggio-Hall, Vasantha Nagarajan
  • Publication number: 20150037872
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of selecting a protein variant having modified immunogenicity as compared to the parent protein comprising the steps obtaining antibody binding peptide sequences, using the sequences to localise epitope sequences on the 3-dimensional structure of parent protein, defining an epitope area including amino acids situated within 5 ? from the epitope amino acids constituting the epitope sequence, changing one or more of the amino acids defining the epitope area of the parent protein by genetical engineering mutations of a DNA sequence encoding the parent protein, introducing the mutated DNA sequence into a suitable host, culturing said host and expressing the protein variant, and evaluating the immunogenicity of the protein variant using the parent protein as reference. The invention further relates to the protein variant and use thereof, as well as to a method for producing said protein variant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Erwin Ludo Roggen, Steffen Ernst, Allan Svendsen, Esben Peter Friis, Claus Von Der Osten
  • 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: 20150037855
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fields of industrial microbiology and alcohol production. The invention also relates to the development of a microorganism capable of producing fermentation products via an engineered pathway, and uses of the microorganism. The invention also relates to the methods to improve cell viability and productivity and the use of recycling and acid washing to increase the yield of fermentation products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bhaskar Bhadra, RITU Bhalla, Arthur Leo Kruckeberg, Vasantha Nagarajan, Ranjan Patnaik, Wonchul Suh
  • Publication number: 20150037860
    Abstract: This document describes biochemical pathways for producing isoprene by forming two vinyl groups in a central precursor produced from isobutyryl-CoA, 3-methyl-2-oxopentanoate, or 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoate as well as recombinant hosts for producing isoprene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Adriana Leonora Botes, Alex Van Eck Conradie