Trichoderma Patents (Class 435/254.6)
  • 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: 20150140631
    Abstract: Described is a method for generating conjugated dienes through a biological process. More specifically, the application describes a method for producing conjugated dienes (for example butadiene, isoprene or dimethylbutadiene) from light alkenols via enzymatic dehydration, in particular by making use of an alkenol dehydratase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Philippe Marliere
  • 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: 20150140574
    Abstract: A modified polynucleotide has a different base sequence in at least one codon from a wild-type base sequence encoding a horseradish peroxidase polypeptide. The usage frequency of the modified codon of the polynucleotide corresponds to the codon usage frequencies of three filamentous fungal species in Humicola, Aspergillus, and Trichoderma. The polynucleotide is capable of expressing the polypeptide to be encoded in a filamentous fungus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumikazu Yokoyama, Kaoru Okakura, Atsushi Inoue, Koichiro Murashima, Toshiaki Nagasato, Koji Yanai, Akitaka Nakane
  • 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: 20150132820
    Abstract: An object is to efficiently produce thermostable catalase at low cost by expressing it as a recombinant protein in large quantity. A recombinant microorganism capable of efficiently expressing thermostable catalase can be provided by obtaining a DNA necessary for efficiently producing it as a recombinant protein, and the thermostable catalase can be efficiently produced at low cost by cultivating the obtained recombinant microorganism. Hydrogen peroxide can be efficiently decomposed at low cost, even at high temperature, by treating a solution containing hydrogen peroxide with the thermostable catalase of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru OKAKURA, Fusuke MAZUKA, Takayoshi FUKUSHIMA, Koichiro MURASHIMA
  • 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: 20150118725
    Abstract: Described is a method for generating isoprenol through a biological process. More specifically, described is a method for producing isoprenol from mevalonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Delcourt, Maria Anissimova, Philippe Marliere
  • 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: 20150104468
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of site-specific labeling of antibodies, using proteins having 4?-phosphopantetheinyl transferase activity that catalyze post-translational modification of peptide sequences (“peptide tags”) incorporated into one or more specific sites of an antibody of interest. Enzymatic labeling enables quantitative and irreversible covalent modification of a specific serine residue within the peptide tags incorporated into the antibody, and thus creates desirable antibody conjugates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: IRM LLC
    Inventors: Bernhard Hubert Geierstanger, Jan Grunewald, Badry Bursulaya
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 20150093805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypeptide having alpha-amylase activity obtained from a strain of Aspergillus niger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin S. BOWER, Nigel DUNN-COLEMAN, Suzanne E. LANTZ, Cherry LIN, Michael WARD
  • Patent number: 8993267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for improving the yield of microbial processes that use lignocellulose biomass as a nutrient source. The methods comprise conditioning a composition comprising lignocellulose biomass with an enzyme composition that comprises a phenol oxidizing enzyme. The conditioned composition can support a higher rate of growth of microorganisms in a process. In one embodiment, a laccase composition is used to condition lignocellulose biomass derived from non-woody plants, such as corn and sugar cane. The invention also encompasses methods for culturing microorganisms that are sensitive to inhibitory compounds in lignocellulose biomass. The invention further provides methods of making a product by culturing the production microorganisms in conditioned lignocellulose biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth A Bodie, George England
  • Patent number: 8993305
    Abstract: The invention provides for methods for the production of mevalonate, isoprene, isoprenoid precursor molecules, and/or isoprenoids in cells via the heterologous expression of phosphoketolase enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Danisco US Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Zachary Q. Beck, Andrew C. Eliot, Caroline M. Peres, Dmitrii V. Vaviline
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8975057
    Abstract: By combination of hydrophobic chromatography and strongly basic anion-exchange chromatography, a novel, highly hydrophobic ?-glucosidase was successfully identified from Acremonium cellulolyticus. Further, a gene corresponding to the identified ?-glucosidase was isolated. When multiple modifications were introduced into the base sequence of the gene, the gene was successfully expressed in Trichoderma viride at a high level, and the expression product successfully exhibited a high ?-glucosidase activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumikazu Yokoyama, Kengo Yokoyama, Nobuko Mazuka
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 20150050739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for carrying out recombination at a target locus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Noel Nicolaas Maria Elisabeth Van Peij, Martina Beishuizen, Yvonne Johannes Odilia Arendsen
  • Patent number: 8956844
    Abstract: The present invention provides fungal xylanase and/or xylosidase enzymes suitable for use in saccharification reactions. The present invention provides xylanase and xylosidase enzymes suitable for use in saccharification reactions. The present application further provides genetically modified fungal organisms that produce xylanase(s) and/or xylosidase(s), as well as enzyme mixtures exhibiting enhanced hydrolysis of cellulosic material to fermentable sugars, enzyme mixtures produced by the genetically modified fungal organisms, and methods for producing fermentable sugars from cellulose using such enzyme mixtures. In some embodiments, the xylanase and xylosidase enzyme(s) are M. thermophila enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas John Agard, David Elgart, Jie Yang, Goutami Banerjee, Jeanne Bonomo Benoit, Dipnath Baidyaroy
  • Patent number: 8956846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing cellulolytic and/or hemicellulolytic enzymes by a cellulolytic microorganism in a stirred and aerated bioreactor, comprising a growth stage in the presence of a carbon source and a production stage in the presence of a carbon-containing inductive substrate, wherein the supply of carbon-containing inductive substrate during the production stage is regulated by an oscillation of the dissolved oxygen partial pressure in the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Fadhel Ben Chaabane, Celine Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150044756
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for producing a secreted polypeptide having biological activity, comprising: (a) transforming a fungal host cell with a fusion protein construct encoding a fusion protein, which comprises: (i) a first polynucleotide encoding a signal peptide; (ii) a second polynucleotide encoding at least a catalytic domain of an endoglucanase or a portion thereof; and (iii) a third polynucleotide encoding at least a catalytic domain of a polypeptide having biological activity; wherein the signal peptide and at least the catalytic domain of the endoglucanase increases secretion of the polypeptide having biological activity compared to the absence of at least the catalytic domain of the endoglucanase; (b) cultivating the transformed fungal host cell under conditions suitable for production of the fusion protein; and (c) recovering the fusion protein, a component thereof, or a combination thereof, having biological activity, from the cultivation medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Sandra Merino
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150044215
    Abstract: Polypeptides are provided that are capable of significantly inhibiting andor neutralizing P aeruginosa. The polypeptides comprise two or more immunoglobulin single variable domains that are directed against the PcrV protein of P. aeruginosa, wherein the “first” immunoglobulin single variable domain and the “second” immunoglobulin single variable domain have different paratopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ablynx N.V.
    Inventors: Evelyn De Tavernier, Ann Union, Bruno Dombrecht, Guy Hermans, Erika Morizzo
  • 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: 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: 20150037892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for carrying out recombination at a target locus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Nathalie Wiessenhaan, Catharina Petronella Antonia Maria Kolen, Bernard Meijrink, Viktor Marius Boer, Johannes Andries Roubos, Yvonne Johannes Odilia Arendsen
  • 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: 20150037845
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to mutant thermostable glycosyl hydrolases family 7 enzymes, including mutant Trichoderma reesei endoglucanase I. In particular, the present disclosure relates to mutant thermostable enzymes, compositions containing the enzymes, and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Harshal Akshay Chokhawala, Tae-Wan Kim, Harvey W. Blanch, Douglas S. Clark
  • Publication number: 20150031601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants of a parent antimicrobial peptide. 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: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ADDENIUM BIOTECH APS
    Inventors: Hans-Henrik Kristensen Hoegenhaug, Per Holse Mygind, Thomas Kruse, Dorotea Raventos Segura, Dorthe Hoj Sandvang, Soren Neve
  • Publication number: 20150031076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to host cells transformed with a nucleic acid sequence encoding a eukaryotic xylose isomerase obtainable from an anaerobic fungus. When expressed, the sequence encoding the xylose isomerase confers to the host cell the ability to convert xylose to xylulose which may be further metabolized by the host cell. Thus, the host cell is capable of growth on xylose as carbon source. The host cell preferably is a eukaryotic microorganism such as a yeast or a filamentous fungus. The invention further relates to processes for the production of fermentation products such as ethanol, in which a host cell of the invention uses xylose for growth and for the production of the fermentation product. The invention further relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding eukaryotic xylose isomerases and xylulose kinases as obtainable from anaerobic fungi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hubertus Johannes Marie OP DEN CAMP, Harry Ramanoedj HARHANGI, Christiaan VAN DER DRIFT, Jacobus Thomas PRONK
  • 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: 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: 20150026843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having proteaseactivity 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 polypeptidesin e.g. animal feed and detergents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Tine Hoff, Carsten Sjoeholm, Peter Rahbek Oestergaard, Katrine Pontoppidan
  • Publication number: 20150024009
    Abstract: The invention provides an isolated genetically modified non-mammalian organism, wherein the activity of acyl-CoA:sterol acyltransferase/sterol O-acyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.26) and/or diacylglycerol acyltransferase/diacylglycerol O-acyltranferase (EC 2.3.1.20) and/or lecithin cholesterol acyl transferase/phospholipid: diacylglycerol acyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.158) and/or acyl CoA-wax alcohol acyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.75) is reduced or abolished in comparison with a corresponding wildtype organism, methods of use of such an organism, shuttle vehicles for making such an organism and methods for producing such an organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: ORGANOBALANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Christine Lang, Andreas Raab
  • Publication number: 20150024439
    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 for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Publication number: 20150023967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binding molecule which is at least bispecific comprising a first and a second binding domain, wherein the first binding domain is capable of binding to epitope cluster3 of BCMA, and the second binding domain is capable of binding to the Tcell CD3 receptor complex. Moreover, the invention provides a nucleic acid sequence encoding the binding molecule, a vector comprising said nucleic acid sequence and a host cell transformed or transfected with said vector. Furthermore, the invention provides a process for the production of the binding molecule of the invention, a medical use of said binding molecule and a kit comprising said binding molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Kufer, Tobias Raum, Patrick Hoffmann, Roman Kischel, Ralf Lutterbuese, Doris Rau, Paul Adam, Eric Borges, Barbara Hebeis, Susanne Hipp
  • Publication number: 20150010943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetic modifications in eukaryotic host cells that have been transformed to express a xylose isomerase that confers on the host cell the ability to isomerize xylose to xylulose. These genetic modifications are aimed at improving the efficiency of xylose metabolism and include, e.g., reduction of nonspecific aldose reductase activity, increased xylulose kinase activity and increased flux of the pentose phosphate pathway. The modified host cells of the invention are suitable for the production of a wide variety of fermentation products, including ethanol, in fermentation processes in which a source of xylose or a source of xylose and glucose are used as carbon source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Adriaan WINKLER, Sipko Maarten KUYPER, Wilhelmus Theodorus Antonius Maria DE LAAT, Johannes Pieter VAN DIJKEN, Jacobus Thomas PRONK
  • Publication number: 20150010961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a family 5 glycoside hydrolase variant having endoglucanase activity, polynucleotides encoding the family 5 glycoside hydrolase variant, vectors, host cells comprising the polynucleotides, and methods for using the family 5 glycoside hydrolase variant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: John Poland, Justin T. Stege