Patent Number: 7,226,761

Title: Manufacture of five-carbon sugars and sugar alcohols

Abstract: The invention relates to the methods of manufacturing five-carbon sugars and sugar alcohols as well as other compounds derived from pentose-phosphate pathway from readily available substrates such a hexoses using metabolically engineered microbial hosts.

Inventors: Miasnikov; Andrei (Kantvik, FI), Ojamo; Heikki (Kirkkonummi, FI), Povelainen; Mira (Espoo, FI), Gros; Hakan (Kantvik, FI), Toivari; Mervi (Espoo, FI), Richard; Peter (Helsinki, FI), Ruohonen; Laura (Helsinki, FI), Koivuranta; Kari (Helsinki, FI), Londesborough; John (Helsinki, FI), Aristidou; Aristos (Maple Grove, MN), Penttila; Merja (Helsinki, FI), Plazanet-Menut; Claire (Paris, FR), Deutscher; Josef (Fontenay le Fleury, FR)

Assignee: Danisco Sweeteners Oy

International Classification: C12P 19/02 (20060101); C12N 1/15 (20060101); C12N 1/19 (20060101); C12N 1/21 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-05 0:00:00