Patent Number: 7,785,837

Title: Production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid using beta-alanine/pyruvate aminotransferase

Abstract: Methods of using beta-alanine/pyruvate aminotransferase to produce 3-hydroxypropionic acid and derivatives thereof, from beta-alanine, are disclosed. Cells and recombinant nucleic acids that can be used to practice the methods are also disclosed.

Inventors: Liao; Hans H. (Eden Prairie, MN), Gokarn; Ravi R. (Minneapolis, MN), Gort; Steven John (Brooklyn Center, MN), Jessen; Holly Jean (Chanhassen, MN), Selifonova; Olga V. (Plymouth, MN)

Assignee: Novozymes A/S

International Classification: A01H 1/00 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101); C12P 7/64 (20060101); C12P 7/62 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018