Enhancing xylanase expression of Komagataella phaffii induced by formate through Mit1 co-expression

Bioprocess Biosyst Eng. 2022 Jul 26. doi: 10.1007/s00449-022-02760-6. Online ahead of print.


Komagataella phaffii (K. phaffii) is a famous microbial cell of heterologous protein and value-added chemicals production because of its strict and strong promoter (alcohol oxidase 1 promoter, PAOX1). Formate is an attractive substitute of traditional inducer methanol because methanol is toxic and explosive. To obtain high level of Aspergillus niger ATCC1015 xylanase as a model of heterologous protein by K. phaffii at formate induction, insertion of three-copy cis-acting element W3A into PAOX1 additionally, and co-expression of transcription factor Mit1 under another PAOX1 were carried out separately and simultaneously. The yield of xylanase increased by 41% at formate induction when Mit1 was co-expressed. Furtherly, the yield of xylanase increased by 42% using sorbitol as supplemental carbon source with the result of 408.3 × 103 U‧L-1 xylanase. Therefore, a non-methanol needed and inducible heterologous protein expression system of Komagataella phaffii was developed successfully.

PMID:35881246 | DOI:10.1007/s00449-022-02760-6

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