Monitoring the genome wide impact of metabolic engineering of folate...


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Titel Monitoring the genome wide impact of metabolic engineering of folate biosynthesis in Lb.plantanum - WCFS1
Looptijd 07 / 2003 - 02 / 2008
Status Afgesloten
Dissertatie Ja
Onderzoeknummer OND1309801

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[Introduction]: Manay plants and micro-organisms have the ability to synthesize folate, whereas animals lack this ability. Folate is an essential cofactor for the synthesis of DNA, RNA and certain amino acids. Folate-deficiency in humans is often associated with anemia, neural tube defects and cardiovascular diseases. A number of folate related deficiencies in humans can be overcome by uplifting the folate consumption levesl. One way of doing this is to produce fermented food products with elevated folate levels. As an alternative for traditional fortification, this could be achieved by using folate (over)producing lactic acid bacteria in the fermentation process. The folate overproducing bacteria can be created using traditional metabolic engineering. However, the biochemical pathways and mechanism that respond to this overproduction are mostly unknown. [Aim]: The aim of this study is to optimize the biosynthesis of folate in Lactobacillus plantarum and to evaluate the effect of overproduction on the overall microbial functionality

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Promotor Prof.dr. W.M. de Vos
Co-promotor Prof.dr. E.J. Smid
Onderzoeker Ing. H.B.A. Wegkamp
Projectleider Prof.dr. E.J. Smid
Promovendus Ing. H.B.A. Wegkamp

Bovenliggende onderzoeksactiviteit(en)


D21300 Biochemie
D22100 Microbiologie
D24300 Voeding

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