Effects of sucrose concentration during citric acid accumulation by Aspergillus niger

PEKSEL A. , Kubicek C. P.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.27, no.5, pp.581-590, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Page Numbers: pp.581-590
  • Keywords: Aspergillus niger, citric acid accumulation, osmotic stress, phosphotyrosine, signal transduction, SACCHAROMYCES-CEREVISIAE, FRUCTOSE 2,6-BISPHOSPHATE, MANGANESE DEFICIENCY, OSMOTIC-STRESS, YEAST, DEHYDROGENASE, CITRATE, PHOSPHOFRUCTOKINASE, PROTEINS, PATHWAY


A number of regulatory mechanisms are involved hi increasing citric acid production under certain conditions. The accumulation of citric acid takes place under the high concentration of carbon sources. The effect of sucrose as a carbon source on the accumulation of citric acid and tyrosine phosphorylated proteins during high glycolytic conditions was investigated using Aspergillus niger ATCC 11414. When mycelia are treated by different sucrose concentrations, a protein of similar to27 kDa becomes tyrosine phosphorylated. This tyrosine phosphorylation takes place in response to signal transduction from the extracellular milieu. A possible role of this similar to27 kDa protein in signal transduction was demonstrated in the strain A. niger ATCC 11414 during cultivation on different concentrations of sucrose.