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Method of increasing conversion of a fatty acid to its corresponding dicarboxylic acid

United States Patent

September 14, 2004
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A nucleic acid sequence including a CYP promoter operably linked to nucleic acid encoding a heterologous protein is provided to increase transcription of the nucleic acid. Expression vectors and host cells containing the nucleic acid sequence are also provided. The methods and compositions described herein are especially useful in the production of polycarboxylic acids by yeast cells.
Craft; David L. (Ft. Thomas, KY), Wilson; C. Ron (Loveland, OH), Eirich; Dudley (Milford, OH), Zhang; Yeyan (Mason, OH)
Cognis Corporation (Ambler, PA)
10/ 400,902
March 31, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was funded, at least in part, under grants from the Department of Commerce, NIST-ATP Cooperative Agreement Number 70NANB8H4033 and the Department of Energy No. DE-FC36-95GO10099. The Government may therefore have certain rights in the invention.