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Anhydrobiosis in yeasts: Glutathione synthesis by yeast Ogataea (Hansenula) polymorpha cells after their dehydration-rehydration
- Kurylenko, Olena, Rozenfelde, Linda, Khroustalyova, Galina, Vasylyshyn, Roksolana, Ruchala, Justyna, Chang, Chuang-Rung, Daugelavicius, Rimantas, Sibirny, Andriy, Rapoport, Alexander
- Journal of biotechnology 2019 v.304 pp. 28-30
- Hansenula, Ogataea, ambient temperature, anhydrobiosis, genetically engineered microorganisms, glutathione, inoculum, rehydration, storage temperature, viability, water vapor, yeasts
- The possibility of using active dry microbial preparations in biotechnological processes is essential for the development of new modern industrial technologies. In this study, we show the possibility of obtaining such preparations of the genetically engineered yeast strain Ogataea (Hansenula) polymorpha with glutathione overproduction. Special pre-treatment involving the gradual rehydration of dry cells in water vapour led to the restoration/reactivation of almost 100% of dehydrated cells. Furthermore, dry cells do not lose their viability during storage at room temperatures. Application of dry cells as the inoculum provides the same levels of glutathione synthesis as that of a native yeast culture.