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  1. Lactobacillus spp. dominating the vaginal microbiota of healthy women contribute to the prevention of urogenital and sexually transmitted infections. Their protective role in the vagina can be mediated by Lactoba...

    Authors: Priscilla Romina De Gregorio, Carola Parolin, Angela Abruzzo, Barbara Luppi, Michele Protti, Laura Mercolini, Jessica Alejandra Silva, Barbara Giordani, Antonella Marangoni, María Elena Fátima Nader-Macías and Beatrice Vitali

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:133

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  2. Streptococcus thermophilus is an important food starter and receiving more attention to serve as cell factories for production of high-valued metabolites. However, the low yields of intracellular or extracellular...

    Authors: Yingli Mu, Yongping Xin, Tingting Guo and Jian Kong

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:132

    Content type: Research

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  3. Methanotrophs is a promising biocatalyst in biotechnological applications with their ability to utilize single carbon (C1) feedstock to produce high-value compounds. Understanding the behavior of biological ne...

    Authors: Anh Duc Nguyen, Gayoung Nam, Donghyuk Kim and Eun Yeol Lee

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:131

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  4. Celiac disease is an intestinal chronic disorder with multifactorial etiology resulting in small intestinal mucosal injuries and malabsorption. In genetically predisposed individuals with HLA DQ2/DQ8 molecules...

    Authors: Bennur Somashekharaiah Rashmi, Devaraja Gayathri, Mahanthesh Vasudha, Chakra Siddappa Prashantkumar, Chidanandamurthy Thippeswamy Swamy, Kumar S. Sunil, Palegar Krishnappa Somaraja and Patil Prakash

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:130

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  5. l-Alanyl-l-glutamine (AQ) is a functional dipeptide with high water solubility, good thermal stability and high bioavailability. It is widely used in clinical treatment, post-operative rehabilitation, sports heal...

    Authors: Jiangming Zhu, Wei Yang, Bohua Wang, Qun Liu, Xiaotong Zhong, Quanxiu Gao, Jiezheng Liu, Jianzhong Huang, Baixue Lin and Yong Tao

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:129

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  6. As cell engineering technology advances, more complex synthetically designed cells and metabolically engineered cells are being developed. Engineered cells are important resources in industry. Similar to image...

    Authors: Dokyun Na

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:128

    Content type: Technical notes

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  7. The interest for finding novel β-glucosidases that can improve the yields to produce second-generation (2G) biofuels is still very high. One of the most desired features for these enzymes is glucose tolerance,...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Méndez-Líter, Manuel Nieto-Domínguez, Beatriz Fernández de Toro, Andrés González Santana, Alicia Prieto, Juan Luis Asensio, Francisco Javier Cañada, Laura Isabel de Eugenio and María Jesús Martínez

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:127

    Content type: Review

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  8. Thermostable enzymes are commonly produced in mesophilic hosts for research and bioengineering purposes. However, these hosts do not overexpress the active forms of some biologically functional thermoenzymes. ...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Fujino, Shuichiro Goda, Yuri Suematsu and Katsumi Doi

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:126

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  9. Deracemization, the transformation of the racemate into a single stereoisomeric product in 100% theoretical yield, is an appealing but challenging option for the asymmetric synthesis of optically pure chiral c...

    Authors: Han Zu, Jie Gu, Hui Zhang, Anwen Fan, Yao Nie and Yan Xu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:125

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  10. Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine strains can develop stuck or sluggish fermentations when nutrients are scarce or suboptimal. Nutrient sensing and signaling pathways, such as PKA, TORC1 and Snf1, work coordinately t...

    Authors: Beatriz Vallejo, Emilia Matallana and Agustín Aranda

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:124

    Content type: Research

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  11. The gut microbiota is a complex ecosystem, which is essential for the metabolism, health and immunity of host. Many diseases have been shown to be closely related to the alteration of intestinal flora. Aeromonas ...

    Authors: Zhigang Liu, Aoyun Li, Yaping Wang, Mudassar Iqbal, Aifang Zheng, Mengmeng Zhao, Zhongkai Li, Nuo Wang, Chao Wu and Daoping Yu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:123

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  12. Although most of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), being relatively short, are produced by chemical synthesis, several AMPs have been produced using recombinant technology. However, AMPs could be cytotoxic to the...

    Authors: Ramon Roca-Pinilla, Adrià López-Cano, Cristina Saubi, Elena Garcia-Fruitós and Anna Arís

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:122

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  13. Xylitol is a commercially important chemical with multiple applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. According to the US Department of Energy, xylitol is one of the top twelve platform chemicals ...

    Authors: Ashish A. Prabhu, Dominic J. Thomas, Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro, Gary A. Leeke, Angel Medina, Carol Verheecke-Vaessen, Frederic Coulon, Deepti Agrawal and Vinod Kumar

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:121

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  14. The well-known fact that avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) is harder to prevent due to its numerous serogroups has promoted the development of biological immunostimulatory materials as new vaccine candidat...

    Authors: Rujiu Hu, Jing Li, Yuezhen Zhao, Hua Lin, Liu Liang, Mimi Wang, Haojing Liu, Yuna Min, Yupeng Gao and Mingming Yang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:119

    Content type: Research

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  15. Hydrogenobyrinic acid is a key intermediate of the de-novo aerobic biosynthesis pathway of vitamin B12. The introduction of a heterologous de novo vitamin B12 biosynthesis pathway in Escherichia coli offers an al...

    Authors: Pingtao Jiang, Huan Fang, Jing Zhao, Huina Dong, Zhaoxia Jin and Dawei Zhang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:118

    Content type: Research

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  16. Recombinant protein expression in bacteria often leads to the formation of intracellular insoluble protein deposits, a major bottleneck for the production of soluble and active products. However, in recent yea...

    Authors: Marcos Gil-Garcia, Susanna Navarro and Salvador Ventura

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:117

    Content type: Research

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  17. Microbial metabolism is highly dependent on the environmental conditions. Especially, the substrate concentration, as well as oxygen availability, determine the metabolic rates. In large-scale bioreactors, mic...

    Authors: Eleni Vasilakou, Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht and S. Aljoscha Wahl

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:116

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  18. l-Serine has wide and increasing applications in industries with fast-growing market demand. Although strategies for achieving and improving l-serine production in Corynebacterium glutamicum (C. glutamicum) have ...

    Authors: Xiaomei Zhang, Yujie Gao, Ziwei Chen, Guoqiang Xu, Xiaojuan Zhang, Hui Li, Jinsong Shi, Mattheos A. G. Koffas and Zhenghong Xu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:115

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  19. Phthalic acid esters (PAEs) are widely used as plasticizers or additives during the industrial manufacturing of plastic products. PAEs have been detected in both aquatic and terrestrial environments due to the...

    Authors: Junmei Ding, Yang Zhou, Chaofan Wang, Zheng Peng, Yuelin Mu, Xianghua Tang and Zunxi Huang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:114

    Content type: Research

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  20. Corynebacterium glutamicum is a traditional food-grade industrial microorganism, in which an efficient endotoxin-free recombinant protein expression factory is under developing in recent years. However, the intri...

    Authors: Manman Sun, Xiong Gao, Zihao Zhao, An Li, Yali Wang, Yankun Yang, Xiuxia Liu and Zhonghu Bai

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:113

    Content type: Research

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  21. The signal peptides (SPs) of secretory proteins are frequently used or modified to guide recombinant proteins outside the cytoplasm of prokaryotic cells. In the periplasmic space and extracellular environment,...

    Authors: Jianhua Gao, Hongmei Qian, Xiaoqin Guo, Yi Mi, Junpei Guo, Juanli Zhao, Chao Xu, Ting Zheng, Ming Duan, Zhongwei Tang, Chaoyang Lin, Zhicheng Shen, Yiwei Jiang and Xingchun Wang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:112

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  22. Mithramycin is an anti-tumor compound of the aureolic acid family produced by Streptomyces argillaceus. Its biosynthesis gene cluster has been cloned and characterized, and several new analogs with improved pharm...

    Authors: Daniel Zabala, Lijiang Song, Yousef Dashti, Gregory L. Challis, José A. Salas and Carmen Méndez

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:111

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  23. Aromatic polyketides have attractive biological activities and pharmacological properties. Different from other polyketides, aromatic polyketides are characterized by their polycyclic aromatic structure. The b...

    Authors: Jia Wang, Ruihua Zhang, Xin Chen, Xinxiao Sun, Yajun Yan, Xiaolin Shen and Qipeng Yuan

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:110

    Content type: Review

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  24. The biosynthesis of high value-added compounds using metabolically engineered strains has received wide attention in recent years. Myo-inositol (inositol), an important compound in the pharmaceutics, cosmetics...

    Authors: Ran You, Lei Wang, Congrong Shi, Hao Chen, Shasha Zhang, Meirong Hu and Yong Tao

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:109

    Content type: Research

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  25. Metabolic engineering frequently needs genomic integration of many heterologous genes for biosynthetic pathway assembly. Despite great progresses in genome editing for the model microorganism Escherichia coli, th...

    Authors: Buli Su, Dandan Song and Honghui Zhu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:108

    Content type: Research

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  26. The obligate aerobe Azotobacter vinelandii is a model organism for the study of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF). This bacterium regulates the process of BNF through the two component NifL and NifA system, wher...

    Authors: Mary H. Plunkett, Carolann M. Knutson and Brett M. Barney

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:107

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  27. We evaluated the functional capacity of plantaricin-producing Lactobacillus plantarum SF9C and S-layer-carrying Lactobacillus brevis SF9B to withstand gastrointestinal transit and to compete among the gut microbi...

    Authors: Katarina Butorac, Martina Banić, Jasna Novak, Andreja Leboš Pavunc, Ksenija Uroić, Ksenija Durgo, Nada Oršolić, Marina Kukolj, Slobodanka Radović, Simone Scalabrin, Jurica Žučko, Antonio Starčević, Jagoda Šušković and Blaženka Kos

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:106

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  28. 2-Acetamidophenol (AAP) is an aromatic compound with the potential for antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, anti-platelet, and anti-arthritic activities. Due to the biosynthesis of AAP is not yet fully un...

    Authors: Shuqi Guo, Yunxiao Wang, Wei Wang, Hongbo Hu and Xuehong Zhang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:105

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  29. Marine macroalgae Gelidium amansii is a promising feedstock for production of sustainable biochemicals to replace petroleum and edible biomass. Different from terrestrial lignocellulosic biomass, G. amansii is co...

    Authors: Peng Liu, Jiaxiao Xie, Huanghong Tan, Feng Zhou, Lihua Zou and Jia Ouyang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:104

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  30. Astaxanthin is a kind of tetraterpene and has strong antioxygenic property. The biosynthesis of astaxanthin in engineered microbial chassis has greater potential than its chemical synthesis and extraction from...

    Authors: Dan-Dan Qi, Jin Jin, Duo Liu, Bin Jia and Ying-Jin Yuan

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:103

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  31. Acetoin, especially the optically pure (3S)- or (3R)-enantiomer, is a high-value-added bio-based platform chemical and important potential pharmaceutical intermediate. Over the past decades, intense efforts have ...

    Authors: Lingxue Lu, Yufeng Mao, Mengyun Kou, Zhenzhen Cui, Biao Jin, Zhishuai Chang, Zhiwen Wang, Hongwu Ma and Tao Chen

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:102

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  32. Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a promising biopolymer and has been applied in many fields. Bacillus siamensis SB1001 was a newly isolated poly-γ-glutamic acid producer with sucrose as its optimal carbon source. ...

    Authors: Dexin Wang, Hyangmi Kim, Sungbeom Lee, Dae-Hyuk Kim and Min-Ho Joe

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:101

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  33. Large-scale genome reduction has been performed to significantly improve the performance of microbial chassis. Identification of the essential or dispensable genes is pivotal for genome reduction to avoid synt...

    Authors: Qing-Ting Bu, Yue-Ping Li, Huang Xie, Jue Wang, Zi-Yue Li, Xin-Ai Chen, Xu-Ming Mao and Yong-Quan Li

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:99

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  34. An increasing rate of antibiotic resistance among Gram-negative bacterial pathogens has created an urgent need to discover novel therapeutic agents to combat infectious diseases. Use of bacteriocins as therape...

    Authors: Preeti Sharma, Muzamil Rashid and Sukhraj Kaur

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:98

    Content type: Research

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  35. For decades, plastic has been a valuable global product due to its convenience and low price. For example, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) was one of the most popular materials for disposable bottles due to i...

    Authors: Ji Won Kim, Su-Bin Park, Quynh-Giao Tran, Dae-Hyun Cho, Dong-Yun Choi, Yong Jae Lee and Hee-Sik Kim

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:97

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  36. Xylose transport is one of the bottlenecks in the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol. Xylose consumption by the wild-type strains of xylose-utilizing yeasts occurs once glucose is depleted result...

    Authors: Roksolana Vasylyshyn, Olena Kurylenko, Justyna Ruchala, Nadiya Shevchuk, Neringa Kuliesiene, Galina Khroustalyova, Alexander Rapoport, Rimantas Daugelavicius, Kostyantyn Dmytruk and Andriy Sibirny

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:96

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  37. Gallic acid has received a significant amount of interest for its biological properties. Thus, there have been recent attempts to apply this substance in various industries and in particular the feed industry....

    Authors: Apinun Kanpiengjai, Chartchai Khanongnuch, Saisamorn Lumyong, Dietmar Haltrich, Thu-Ha Nguyen and Suwapat Kittibunchakul

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:95

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  38. Obesity is a major problem worldwide and severely affects public safety. As a metabolite of gut microbiota, endogenous butyric acid participates in energy and material metabolism. Considering the serious side ...

    Authors: Liang Bai, Mengxue Gao, Xiaoming Cheng, Guangbo Kang, Xiaocang Cao and He Huang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:94

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  39. The phenylbutanoid 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)butan-2-one, commonly known as raspberry ketone, is responsible for the typical scent and flavor of ripe raspberries. Chemical production of nature-identical raspberry ket...

    Authors: Lars Milke, Mario Mutz and Jan Marienhagen

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:92

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  40. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is essential for human diet. However, high production cost of DHA using C. cohnii makes it currently less competitive commercially, which is mainly caused by low DHA productivity. In re...

    Authors: Liangsen Liu, Fangzhong Wang, Guangsheng Pei, Jinyu Cui, Jinjin Diao, Mingming Lv, Lei Chen and Weiwen Zhang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:91

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  41. Autoimmune diseases have been associated with changes in the gut microbiome. In this study, the gut microbiome was evaluated in individuals with dry eye and bacterial compositions were correlated to dry eye (D...

    Authors: Roberto Mendez, Arjun Watane, Monika Farhangi, Kara M. Cavuoto, Tom Leith, Shrish Budree, Anat Galor and Santanu Banerjee

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:90

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  42. Biological routes for ethylene glycol production have been developed in recent years by constructing the synthesis pathways in different microorganisms. However, no microorganisms have been reported yet to pro...

    Authors: Zhongxi Zhang, Yang Yang, Yike Wang, Jinjie Gu, Xiyang Lu, Xianyan Liao, Jiping Shi, Chul Ho Kim, Gary Lye, Frank Baganz and Jian Hao

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:89

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  43. Trypsin has many applications in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Although commercial trypsin is usually extracted from porcine pancreas, this source carries the risks of infectivity and immunogenicity. ...

    Authors: Yunfeng Zhang, Qixing Liang, Chuanzhi Zhang, Juan Zhang, Guocheng Du and Zhen Kang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:88

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  44. (S)-1-phenyl-1,2-ethanediol is an important chiral intermediate in the synthesis of liquid crystals and chiral biphosphines. (S)-carbonyl reductase II from Candida parapsilosis catalyzes the conversion of 2-hydro...

    Authors: Junchao Rao, Rongzhen Zhang, Guanyu Xu, Lihong Li and Yan Xu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:87

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  45. Recombinant proteins are often engineered with an N-terminal signal peptide, which facilitates their secretion to the oxidising environment of the periplasm (gram-negative bacteria) or the culture supernatant ...

    Authors: Kiavash Mirzadeh, Patrick J. Shilling, Rageia Elfageih, Alister J. Cumming, Huanhuan L. Cui, Maja Rennig, Morten H. H. Nørholm and Daniel O. Daley

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2020 19:85

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