The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
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Novel transporter screening technology for chemical production by microbial fermentation
Kei NanataniTomoko IshiiAyumu MasudaSatoshi KatsubeTasuke AndoHiroshi YoneyamaKeietsu Abe
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2023 Volume 69 Issue 3 Pages 142-149


In the fermentative production of compounds by using microorganisms, control of the transporter activity responsible for substrate uptake and product efflux, in addition to intracellular metabolic modification, is important from a productivity perspective. However, there has been little progress in analyses of the functions of microbial membrane transporters, and because of the difficulty in finding transporters that transport target compounds, only a few transporters have been put to practical use. Here, we constructed a Corynebacterium glutamicum-derived transporter expression library (CgTP-Express library) with the fusion partner gene mstX and used a peptide-feeding method with the dipeptide L-Ala-L-Ala to search for alanine exporters in the library. Among 39 genes in the library, five candidate alanine exporters (NCgl2533, NCgl2683, NCgl0986, NCgl0453, and NCgl0929) were found; expression of NCgl2533 increased the alanine concentration in cell culture. The CgTP-Express library was thus effective for finding a new transporter candidate.

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