Methods in molecular biology | 2019
Selection of the Optimal Yeast Host for the Synthesis of Recombinant Enzymes.
Yeasts, like Arxula adeninivorans, Hansenula polymorpha, Pichia pastoris, Debaryomyces hansenii, Debaryomyces polymorphus, Schwanniomyces occidentalis, Yarrowia lipolytica, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae are frequently used producers of recombinant enzymes, particularly when posttranslational modifications are mandatory to obtain full functionality. The wide-range transformation/expression platform presented in this chapter can be used to select the optimal yeast host for high-level synthesis of the desired enzyme with favorable biochemical properties. This platform is composed of a selection marker and up to four expression modules in a linearized cassette. Here we describe the protocols for the assembly as well as the transformation of yeast strains with the respective cassettes, screening of transformants, the isolation and biochemical characterization of the enzymes, and finally a simple fermentation strategy to achieve maximal yields of the chosen recombinant enzyme.