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Non-Saccharomyces yeasts impact wine fermentations and can diversify the flavour profiles of wines. However, little information is available on the metabolic networks of most of these species. Here we show that unlike the main wine yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Torulaspora delbrueckii and to a lesser extent Lachancea thermotolerans produce significant concentrations of C5 and C6 polyols under wine fermentation conditions. In particular, D-arabitol, D-sorbitol and D-mannitol were produced at significant levels. Their release into the extracellular matrix started when that of glycerol ceased. The data also show that polyol production is influenced by initial sugar concentration, repressed by acetic acid and induced in ethanol supplemented media. Moreover, unlike glycerol and sorbitol, mannitol was partially re-assimilated when populations started to decline. The findings suggest that polyol synthesis is a physiological adaptation to stressful conditions characteristic of alcoholic fermentation and that these polyols may serve a similar purpose as glycerol production in S. cerevisiae, including osmoadaptation and redox balancing.
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Name: FEMS yeast research
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A highly malignant CHORIOCARCINOMA derived from the non-placental origin such as the totipotent cells in the TESTIS, the OVARY, and the PINEAL GLAND. It produces high levels of CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN and can metastasize widely through the bloodstream to the lungs, brain, liver, bone, and other viscera by the time of diagnosis.
A genus of ascomycetous yeast in the family Saccharomycetaceae, order SACCHAROMYCETALES. It is used commercially in the production of wines and beer.
Abnormalities in the serum levels of LIPIDS, including overproduction or deficiency. Abnormal serum lipid profiles may include high total CHOLESTEROL, high TRIGLYCERIDES, low HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL, and elevated LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL.
A GLYCOINOSITOL PHOSPHOLIPID MEMBRANE ANCHOR-containing ephrin with a high affinity for the EPHA3 RECEPTOR. Early in embryogenesis it is expressed at high levels in the MESENCEPHALON; SOMITES; branchial arches, and LIMB BUDS.
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