Novel genetic tools that enable highly pure protein production in Trichoderma reesei

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Trichoderma reesei is an established protein production host with high natural capacity to secrete enzymes. The lack of efficient genome engineering approaches and absence of robust constitutive gene expression systems limits exploitation of this organism in some protein production applications. Here we report engineering of T. reesei for high-level production of highly enriched lipase B of Candida antarctica (calB) using glucose as a carbon source. Multiplexed CRISPR/Cas9 in combination with the use of our recently established synthetic expression system (SES) enabled accelerated construction of strains, which produced high amounts of highly pure calB. Using SES, calB production levels in cellulase-inducing medium were comparable to the levels obtained by using the commonly employed inducible cbh1 promoter, where a wide spectrum of native enzymes were co-produced. Due to highly constitutive expression provided by the SES, it was possible to carry out the production in cellulase-repressing glucose medium leading to around 4 grams per liter of fully functional calB and simultaneous elimination of unwanted background enzymes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5032
Number of pages12
JournalScientific Reports
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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Trichoderma
Cellulase
Enzymes
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
Glucose
Proteins
Carbon
Genome
Gene Expression

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