Author(s): Morzycka E, SawnorKorszyska D, Paszewski A, Grabski J, RaczyskaBojanowska K
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Abstract Six ethionine-resistant (Etr) regulatory mutants of Saccharomycopsis lipolytica Sl/1 overproducing methionine have been isolated. Five of them are also resistant to seleno-methionine. The activity of homocysteine synthase (O-acetyl-L-hormoserine-acetate lyase, adding hydrogen sulfide) is derepressed in these mutants and is not susceptible to the methionine-mediated repression. The pool of free methionine in Etr mutants is enhanced 1.5 to 18 times, and incorporation of 35S into methionine is 1.5 to 50 times higher than that in the wild strain. Neither accumulation of endogenous free methionine in Etr mutants nor the uptake of exogenous methionine is accompanied by an increase in the S-adenosylmethionine pool. This implies compartmentation of methionine metabolism in S. lipolytica.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Probiotics & Health