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  1. Coenzyme A (CoA) is a carrier of acyl groups. This cofactor is synthesized from pantothenic acid in five steps. The phosphorylation of pantothenate is catalyzed by pantothenate kinase (CoaA), which is a key st...

    Authors: Hirotaka Kudo, Sho Ono, Kenta Abe, Mami Matsuda, Tomohisa Hasunuma, Tomoyasu Nishizawa, Munehiko Asayama, Hirofumi Nishihara and Shigeru Chohnan
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:75
  2. Two important flavonoids, kaempferol and quercetin possess remarkably potent biological impacts on human health. However, their structural complexity and low abundance in nature make both bulk chemical synthes...

    Authors: Musa Tartik, Juan Liu, Marta Tous Mohedano, Jiwei Mao and Yun Chen
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:74
  3. Algae are prominent producers of carotenoids and polyunsaturated fatty acids which are greatly prized in the food and pharmaceutic industry. Fucoxanthin represents a notable high-value carotenoid produced excl...

    Authors: Antonín Střížek, Pavel Přibyl, Martin Lukeš, Tomáš Grivalský, Jiří Kopecký, Tomáš Galica and Pavel Hrouzek
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:73
  4. Laccases are multicopper enzymes that oxidize a wide range of aromatic and non-aromatic compounds in the presence of oxygen. The majority of industrially relevant laccases are derived from fungi and are produc...

    Authors: Silja Välimets, Patricia Pedetti, Ludovika Jessica Virginia, Mai Ngoc Hoang, Michael Sauer and Clemens Peterbauer
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:72
  5. Amino acid production features of Corynebacterium glutamicum were extensively studied in the last two decades. Many metabolic pathways, regulatory and transport principles are known, but purely rational approache...

    Authors: Rico Zuchowski, Simone Schito, Friederike Neuheuser, Philipp Menke, Daniel Berger, Niels Hollmann, Srushti Gujar, Lea Sundermeyer, Christina Mack, Astrid Wirtz, Oliver H. Weiergräber, Tino Polen, Michael Bott, Stephan Noack and Meike Baumgart
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:71
  6. Alternaria alternata that threatens pepper production and causes major economic harm is responsible for the leaf spot/blight disease. Chemical fungicides have been widely employed; unfortunately, fungicidal resis...

    Authors: Shereen A. Soliman, Reda E. Abdelhameed and Rabab A. Metwally
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:70
  7. Intracellular biomacromolecules, such as industrial enzymes and biopolymers, represent an important class of bio-derived products obtained from bacterial hosts. A common key step in the downstream separation o...

    Authors: Jeremy David Adams, Kyle B. Sander, Craig S. Criddle, Adam P. Arkin and Douglas S. Clark
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:69
  8. This study aimed to isolate a novel thermotolerant bacterium that is capable of synthesizing polyhydroxyalkanoate from glycerol under high temperature conditions.

    Authors: Anuyut Yootoum, Kittisak Jantanasakulwong, Pornchai Rachtanapun, Churairat Moukamnerd, Thanongsak Chaiyaso, Chayakorn Pumas, Nuttapol Tanadchangsaeng, Masanori Watanabe, Toshiaki Fukui and Chayatip Insomphun
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:68
  9. Natural killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapies have demonstrated substantial potential for the treatment of hematologic malignancies. However, its application is limited due to the difficulty in the production...

    Authors: Yangyang Li, Siqi Xie, Minhua Chen, Hao Li, Yehai Wang, Yan Fan, Kang An, Yu Wu and Weihua Xiao
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:67
  10. Cycloartane-type triterpenoids possess important biological activities, including immunostimulant, wound healing, and telomerase activation. Biotransformation is one of the derivatization strategies of natural...

    Authors: Melis Küçüksolak, Sinem Yılmaz, Petek Ballar-Kırmızıbayrak and Erdal Bedir
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:66
  11. Highly efficient production of L-phenylalanine (L-Phe) in E. coli has been achieved by multiple rounds of random mutagenesis and modification of key genes of the shikimate (SHIK) and L-Phe branch pathways. In thi...

    Authors: Wei Sun, Dongqin Ding, Danyang Bai, Yang Lin, Yaru Zhu, Cuiying Zhang and Dawei Zhang
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:65
  12. Icaritin is an aglycone of flavonoid glycosides from Herba Epimedii. It has good performance in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in clinical trials. However, the natural icaritin content of Herba Epimedi...

    Authors: Yu Lin, Wen-wen Chen, Bo Ding, Man Guo, Meng Liang, Hao Pang, Yu-tuo Wei, Ri-bo Huang and Li-qin Du
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:64
  13. Adaptation to alkalinization of the medium in fungi involves an extensive remodeling of gene expression. Komagataella phaffii is an ascomycetous yeast that has become an organism widely used for heterologous prot...

    Authors: Marcel Albacar, Abdelghani Zekhnini, Jorge Pérez-Valle, José L. Martínez, Antonio Casamayor and Joaquín Ariño
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:63

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  14. Yarrowia lipolytica is a well-studied oleaginous yeast known for its ability to accumulate and store intracellular lipids, while growing on diverse, non-conventional substrates. Amongst them, crude glycerol, a lo...

    Authors: Asimina Tsirigka, Eleni Theodosiou, Sotiris I. Patsios, Antiopi Tsoureki, Aggeliki Andreadelli, Elisavet Papa, Amalia Aggeli, Anastasios J. Karabelas and Antonios M. Makris
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:62
  15. Research development in the precise control of gene expression in plant cells is an emerging necessity that would lead to the elucidation of gene function in these biological systems. Conventional gene-interfe...

    Authors: Hossein Alishah Aratboni, Nahid Rafiei, Ashanti Concepción Uscanga-Palomeque, Itza Eloisa Luna Cruz, Roberto Parra-Saldivar and Jose Ruben Morones-Ramirez
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:61
  16. Orsellinic acid (2,4-dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoic acid, OA) and its structural analog o-Orsellinaldehyde, have become widely used intermediates in clinical drugs synthesis. Although the research on the biosynthesis ...

    Authors: Haiyan Han, Chunyan Yu, Jianzhao Qi, Pengchao Wang, Peipei Zhao, Wenbing Gong, Chunliang Xie, Xuekui Xia and Chengwei Liu
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:60
  17. Heme proteins, such as hemoglobin, horseradish peroxidase and cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme, are highly versatile and have widespread applications in the fields of food, healthcare, medical and biological analy...

    Authors: Jianzhong Ge, Xiaolu Wang, Yingguo Bai, Yaru Wang, Yuan Wang, Tao Tu, Xing Qin, Xiaoyun Su, Huiying Luo, Bin Yao, Huoqing Huang and Jie Zhang
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:59
  18. Perylenequinones from Shiraia fruiting bodies are excellent photosensitizers and widely used for anti-cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT). The lower yield of Shiraia perylenequinones becomes a significant bottlenec...

    Authors: Wen Hao Shen, Rui Peng Cong, Xin Ping Li, Qun Yan Huang, Li Ping Zheng and Jian Wen Wang
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:57
  19. l‑Fucose is a rare sugar that has beneficial biological activities, and its industrial production is mainly achieved with brown algae through acidic/enzymatic fucoidan hydrolysis and a cumbersome purification p.....

    Authors: Cong Fu, Xuexia Xu, Yukang Xie, Yufei Liu, Min Liu, Ai Chen, Jenny M. Blamey, Jiping Shi, Suwen Zhao and Junsong Sun
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:56
  20. Escherichia coli heat labile toxin B subunit (LTB) is one of the most popular oral vaccine adjuvants and intestine adsorption enhancers. It is often expressed as a fusion partner with target antigens to enhance t...

    Authors: Kum-Kang So, Ngoc My Tieu Le, Ngoc-Luong Nguyen and Dae-Hyuk Kim
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:55
  21. The strain Lsc-8 can produce a current density of 33.08 µA cm−2 using carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) as a carbon source in a three-electrode configuration. A co-culture system of strain Lsc-8 and Geobacter sulfurre...

    Authors: Lianbin Cao, Hongmei Sun, Yamei Ma, Mingguo Lu, Mengrui Zhao, Enzhong Li and Ying Liu
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:54
  22. 9α-hydroxyandrost-4-ene-3,17-dione (9-OHAD) is a significant intermediate for the synthesis of glucocorticoid drugs. However, in the process of phytosterol biotransformation to manufacture 9-OHAD, product degr...

    Authors: Xiangcen Liu, Jingxian Zhang, Chenyang Yuan, Guilin Du, Suwan Han, Jiping Shi, Junsong Sun and Baoguo Zhang
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:53
  23. Thraustochytrids accumulate lipids with a high content of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Although their growth and DHA content are significantly affected by the dissolved oxygen (DO) supply, the role of DO on the...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Xingyu Zhu, Huike Ye, Yingying Wen, Biswarup Sen and Guangyi Wang
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:52
  24. ε-Poly-L-lysine (ε-PL) is a natural and safe food preservative that is mainly produced by filamentous and aerobic bacteria Streptomyces albulus. During ε-PL biosynthesis, a large amount of ATP is used for the pol...

    Authors: Hao Yang, Daojun Zhu, Lang Kai, Liang Wang, Hongjian Zhang, Jianhua Zhang and Xusheng Chen
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:51
  25. The lipopeptide herbicolin A (HA) secreted by the biocontrol agent Pantoea agglomerans ZJU23 is a promising antifungal drug to combat fungal pathogens by targeting lipid rafts, both in agricultural and clinical s...

    Authors: Hongkai Wang, Yaqi Zhou, Sunde Xu, Boyan Zhang, Tomislav Cernava, Zhonghua Ma and Yun Chen
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:50
  26. Improving the resistance of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to vanillin, derived from lignin, will benefit the design of robust cell factories for lignocellulosic biorefining. The transcription factor Yrr1p mediates S. ...

    Authors: Weiquan Zhao, Xinning Wang, Bolun Yang, Ying Wang, Zailu Li and Xiaoming Bao
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:48
  27. Microbially produced bioplastics are specially promising materials since they can be naturally synthesized and degraded, making its end-of-life management more amenable to the environment. A prominent example ...

    Authors: Manuel S. Godoy, Santiago R. de Miguel and M. Auxiliadora Prieto
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:47
  28. Resveratrol is a commercially available stilbenoid widely used as dietary supplements, functional food ingredients, and cosmetic ingredients due to its diverse physiological activities. The production of resve...

    Authors: Lijun Meng, Mengxue Diao, Qingyan Wang, Longyun Peng, Jianxiu Li and Nengzhong Xie
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:46
  29. Exopolysaccharides (EPS) secreted by beneficial lactobacilli exert a plethora of positive activities, but little is known about their effects on biofilms of opportunistic vaginal pathogens and especially on bi...

    Authors: Barbara Giordani, Marina Naldi, Vanessa Croatti, Carola Parolin, Ülfet Erdoğan, Manuela Bartolini and Beatrice Vitali
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:45
  30. Micafungin is an echinocandin-type antifungal agent used for the clinical treatment of invasive fungal infections. It is semisynthesized from the sulfonated lipohexapeptide FR901379, a nonribosomal peptide pro...

    Authors: Ping Men, Yu Zhou, Li Xie, Xuan Zhang, Wei Zhang, Xuenian Huang and Xuefeng Lu
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:44
  31. Microbial production of propionic acid (PA) from renewable resources is limited by the slow growth of the producer bacteria and product-mediated inhibition. The present study evaluates high cell density contin...

    Authors: Victor Hugo Cavero-Olguin, Tarek Dishisha and Rajni Hatti-Kaul
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:43
  32. Adding acid protease to feed can enhance protein digestibility, boost feed utilization, and stimulate the growth of animals in breading industry. In order to obtain an acid protease with high hydrolysis effici...

    Authors: Mengyuan Wei, Pengcheng Chen, Pu Zheng, Xiumei Tao, Xiaowei Yu and Dan Wu
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:42
  33. Pediocin PA-1 is a bacteriocin of recognized value with applications in food bio-preservation and the medical sector for the prevention of infection. To date, industrial manufacturing of pediocin PA-1 is limit...

    Authors: Jens Christmann, Peng Cao, Judith Becker, Christian K. Desiderato, Oliver Goldbeck, Christian U. Riedel, Michael Kohlstedt and Christoph Wittmann
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:41
  34. Kojic acid (KA) is a widely used compound in the cosmetic, medical, and food industries, and is typically produced by Aspergillus oryzae. To meet increasing market demand, it is important to optimize KA productio...

    Authors: Liu Wu, Licheng Zhang, Xiaojie Li, Ruitong Lv, Wei Cao, Weixia Gao, Jiao Liu, Zhoujie Xie and Hao Liu
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:40
  35. Virus-like particles are an interesting vector platform for vaccine development. Particularly, Hepatitis B virus core antigen has been used as a promising VLP platform. It is highly expressed in different reco...

    Authors: Sima Sazegari, Malihe Akbarzadeh Niaki, Alireza Afsharifar, Ali Niazi, Abdollah Derakhshandeh, Maryam Moradi Vahdat, Farshad Hemmati and Mohammad Hadi Eskandari
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:39
  36. Trichoderma reesei (T. reesei) is well-known for its excellent ability to secret a large quantity of cellulase. However, unlike the endogenous proteins, little is known about the molecular mechanisms governing he...

    Authors: Wangli Ji, Xiaolu Wang, Xiaoqing Liu, Yuan Wang, Fangui Liu, Bo Xu, Huiying Luo, Tao Tu, Wei Zhang, Xinxin Xu and Xiaoyun Su
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:38
  37. Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is biodegradable, water-soluble, environment-friendly, and edible. Consequently, it has a variety of industrial applications. It is crucial to control production cost and increase ...

    Authors: Lifei Guo, Liang Lu, Huichao Wang, Xiaoxing Zhang, Genan Wang, Tingbin Zhao, Guobao Zheng and Changsheng Qiao
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:37
  38. Cyanobacteria are prokaryotic organisms with wide morphological and metabolic diversity. By means of photosynthesis, they convert inorganic compounds into biomolecules, which may have commercial interest. In t...

    Authors: Douglas Henrique Baracho and Ana Teresa Lombardi
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:36
  39. Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 utilizes pyruvate and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate via the methylerythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway for the biosynthesis of terpenoids. Considering the deep connection of the MEP pathwa...

    Authors: João S. Rodrigues, Barbara Bourgade, Karen R. Galle and Pia Lindberg
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:35
  40. Energy is the basis and assurance for a world's stable development; however, as traditional non-renewable energy sources deplete, the development and study of renewable clean energy have emerged. Using microal...

    Authors: Mostafa El-Sheekh, Mostafa Elshobary, Eman Abdullah, Refat Abdel-Basset and Metwally Metwally
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:34
  41. Existing methods for alkene epoxidation are based on lipase-catalysed perhydrolysis. However, the inactivation of the expensive lipase enzyme is problematic for enzymatic epoxidation at large scales due to the...

    Authors: Lili Xu, Yimin Qin, Yufeng Song, Aixing Tang and Youyan Liu
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:33
  42. Streoptomyces rimosus M527 is a producer of the polyene macrolide rimocidin which shows activity against various plant pathogenic fungi. Notably, the regulatory mechanisms underlying rimocidin biosynthesis are ye...

    Authors: Huijie Li, Yefeng Hu, Yongyong Zhang, Zheng Ma, Andreas Bechthold and Xiaoping Yu
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:32
  43. A significant threat to the public's health is the rise in antimicrobial resistance among numerous nosocomial bacterial infections. This may be a detriment to present initiatives to enhance the health of immun...

    Authors: Nessma A. El-Zawawy, Sameh Samir Ali and Hoda S. Nouh
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:31
  44. Given the crucial role of gut microbiota in animal and human health, studies on modulating the intestinal microbiome for therapeutic purposes have grasped a significant attention, of which the role of fecal mi...

    Authors: Yaping Wang, Yuanyuan He, Ying Liang, Han Liu, Xiushuang Chen, Muhammad Fakhar-e-Alam Kulyar, Asim Shahzad, Kunhua Wei and Kun Li
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:30
  45. The disposal of plastic waste is a major environmental challenge. With recent advances in microbial genetic and metabolic engineering technologies, microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are being used as next...

    Authors: Sung Sun Yim, Jae Woong Choi, Yong Jae Lee and Ki Jun Jeong
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:29
  46. A system for itaconic acid synthesis from cellulose by Neurospora crassa was established, resulting in the highest yield of itaconic acid was 354.08 + 35.99 mg/L. Meanwhile, cellulase activity increased significa...

    Authors: Jiajia Zhao, Caihong Ma, Yaojie Mei, Jingjing Han and Chen Zhao
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:28
  47. The goal of this study was to create a multi-strain probiotic gel that would foster a lactobacilli-dominated vaginal microbiota in pregnant women and ensure appropriate eubiosis for the newborn. Nomadic lactob...

    Authors: Claudia Cappello, Marta Acin-Albiac, Daniela Pinto, Andrea Polo, Pasquale Filannino, Fabio Rinaldi, Marco Gobbetti and Raffaella Di Cagno
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:27
  48. Vitamin B12 is a widely used compound in the feed and food, healthcare and medical industries that can only be produced by fermentation because of the complexity of its chemical synthesis. Besides, the use of Gen...

    Authors: Álvaro Calvillo, Teresa Pellicer, Marc Carnicer and Antoni Planas
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2023 22:26

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