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Evolution reveals a glutathione-dependent mechanism of 3-hydroxypropionic acid tolerance

K. R. Kildegaard ; B. M. Hallstrom ; T. H. Blicher ; N. Sonnenschein ; N. B. Jensen ; S. Sherstyk ; S. J. Harrison ; J. Maury ; M. J. Herrgard ; A. S. Juncker ; J. Forster ; Jens B. Nielsen (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Systembiologi) ; I. Borodina
Metabolic Engineering (1096-7176). Vol. 26 (2014), p. 57-66.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Biologically produced 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3HP) is a potential source for sustainable acrylates and can also find direct use as monomer in the production of biodegradable polymers. For industrial scale production there is a need for robust cell factories tolerant to high concentration of 3HP, preferably at low pH. Through adaptive laboratory evolution we selected S. cerevisiae strains with improved tolerance to 3HP at pH 3.5. Genome sequencing followed by functional analysis identified the causal mutation in SFA1 gene encoding S-(hyclroxymerhyl)glutathione dehydrogenase. Based on our findings, we propose that 3HP toxicity is mediated by 3-hydroxypropionic aldehyde (reuterin ) and that glutathione-dependent reactions are used for reuterin detoxification. The identified molecular response to 3HP and reuterin may well be a general mechanism for handling resistance to organic acid and aldehydes by living cells. (C) 2014 International Metabolic Engineering Society Published by Elsevier Inc. On behalf of International Metabolic Engineering Society. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Nyckelord: 3-hydroxypropionic acid; Tolerance; 3-hydroxypropionic aldehyde (reuterin); Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Adaptive laboratory evolution



Denna post skapades 2014-12-29. Senast ändrad 2015-04-13.
CPL Pubid: 209128

 

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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Systembiologi (2008-2014)

Ämnesområden

Bioinformatik och systembiologi
Industriell bioteknik

Chalmers infrastruktur