The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the most basic model organisms for studies of aging and other phenomena such as division strategies. These organisms have been typically studied with the use of microfluidic devices to keep cells trapped while under a flow of fresh media. However, all of the existing devices trap cells mechanically, subj...
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
Natural products are a reliable source of bioactive molecules and represent an industrial and pharmaceutical stake. Indeed, the model yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a well-known eukaryotic organism largely used as a biotechnological tool, but still a topical subject of study. In this work, the exploration of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is t...
ACS synthetic biology
The central carbon metabolite acetyl-CoA and the cofactor NADPH are important for the synthesis of a wide array of biobased products. Here, we constructed a platform yeast strain for improved provision of acetyl-CoA and NADPH, and used the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) as a case study. We first demonstrated that the integration of ph...
FEMS Yeast Research
Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae using synthetic biology tools for production of β-carotene from hydrophobic substrates.
Insects represent a novel source of edible high nutritional value proteins which are gaining increasing interest as an alternative to traditional animal foods. In this work, cricket flour was used to produce gluten-free sourdough breads, suitable for celiac people and "source of proteins". The doughs were fermented by different methods and pH and m...
Frontiers in Microbiology
There is significant interest in the wine industry to develop methods to reduce the ethanol content of wine. Here the global transcription machinery engineering (gTME) technology was used to engineer a yeast strain with decreased ethanol yield, based on the mutation of the SPT15 gene. We created a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (YS59-409), whic...
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Yeasts are promising industrial hosts for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. Apart from efficient bioethanol production, yeasts have recently demonstrated their potential for biodiesel production from renewable resources. The fuel-oriented product profiles of yeasts are now expanding to include non-native chemicals with the advances in ...
The production of biomolecules using agro-industrial by-products as feedstock is a growing trend worldwide. Selenium (Se) is a trace element essential for health, and the Se-enrichment of yeast biomass can enhance its benefits. This study investigated the feasibility of the production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Se-enriched biomass using a medium c...
Microbial Cell Factories
BackgroundSaccharomyces cerevisiae is being exploited as a cell factory to produce fatty acids and their derivatives as biofuels. Previous studies found that both precursor supply and fatty acid metabolism deregulation are essential for enhanced fatty acid synthesis. A bacterial pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) complex expressed in the yeast cytosol wa...