Nauka innov. 2015, 11(5):67-75 

M.T. Yurkiv1, O.O. Kurylenko1, R.V. Vasylyshyn1, K.V. Dmytruk1, N.B. Martynyuk2, V.V. Skorohod2, A.A. Sybirny1
1Institute of Cell Biology, NAS of Ukraine, Lviv
2Joint Stock Company «Enzyme», Ladyzhyn 


Development of Glutathione Production Technology Based on Constructed Active Yeast Overproducers

Section: Scientific and Technical Innovative Projects of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Abstract: Recombinant Hansenula polymorpha strain overexpressing both GSH2 gene, encoding γ-glutamylcysteine synthetase, and MET4 gene, coding for transcription activator of genes involved in cysteine biosynthesis (precursor of glutathione) was obtained applying metabolic engineering approaches. Obtained recombinant strain was characterized by significantly increased glutathione production as compared to the wild type strain in laboratory conditions. Conditions for efficient glutathione production by recombinant H. polymorpha strain were optimized. A semi-industrial model for glutathione production using constructed H. polymorpha overproducer was developed.
Keywords: glutathione, yeast, Hansenula polymorpha, metabolic engineering.

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