Other relevant publications


Enzyme discovery 

  • Antorini, M., Herpoel-Gimbert, I., Choinowski, T., Sigoillot J-C., Asther, M., Winterhalter, K. & Piontek, K. (2002) Purification, crystallisation and X-ray diffraction study of fully functional laccases from two ligninolytic fungi. Biochimica and Biophysica Acta, 1594:109-114.

  • De Wilde, C., Peeters, K., Jacobs, A., Peck, I. and Depicker, A. (2002) Production of antibodies and antibody fragments in transgenic potato plants: a case study for bulk production of recombinant proteins in crop plants.  Molecular Breeding 9(4):271-282.

  • De Wilde, C., Van Houdt, H., De Buck, S., Angenon, G., De Jaeger, G. and Depicker, A. (2000) Plants as bioreactors for protein production: avoiding the problem of transgene silencing. Plant Molecular Biology, 43(2-3):347-359.

  • De Wilde, C., De Jaeger, G., Van Montagu, M. and Depicker, A. (2000) Plants as factories for antibodies. Int. J. Bio-Chromatography, 5(3):199-211.

  • Hakulinen, N., Kiiskinen, L-L., Kruus, K., Saloheimo, M., Koivula, A. and Rouvinen, J., (2002) Crystal structure of laccase from Melanocarpus albomyces in four copper form. Nature Struct. Biol. 9:601-605

  • Kiiskinen, L-L., Viikari, L., and Kruus, K. (2002) Purification and characterisation of a novel laccase from the ascomycete Melanocarpus albomyces. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 59:198-204

  • Kruus, K., Paasivirta, L-L., Rättö, M., Viikari, L., and Saloheimo M. Novel laccase enzyme and the encoding gene, International Patent Application PCT/F101/00503

  • Lomascolo, A., Cayol, J., Roche, M., Guo, L., Robert, J., Record E., Lesage-Meessen L., Ollivier, B., Sigoillot, J. and Asther, M. (2002) Molecular clustering of Pycnoporus strains from various geographic origins and isolation of monokaryotic strains for laccase hyperproduction. Mycological Res. 106:1193-1203

  • Lomascolo A., Record E., Herpoel-Gimbert I., Delattre M., Robert J., Georis J., Dauvrin T., Sigoillot J-C. and Asther M. (2003) Overproduction of laccase by a monokaryotic strain of Pycnoporus cinnabarinus using ethanol as inducer. J. Applied Microbiol. 94:618-624

  • Quéméner, B. & Ralet, M-C. (2004) Evidence for linkage position determination in known feruloyted mono-and disaccharides using electrospray ion trap mass spectrometry, J. Mass Spectrometry, 39:1153-1160

  • Record, E., Punt P., Chamka, M., Labat, M., Van Den Hondel C. and Asther, M. (2002) Expression of the Pycnoporus cinnabarinus laccase gene in Aspergillus niger and characterization of the recombinant enzyme. Eur. J. Biochem. 269:602-609

  • Record, E., Asther, M., Sigoillot, C., Pages, S., Punt, P., Delattre, M., Haon, M., Van Den Hondel, C. Sigoillot J-C., Lesage-Meessen L. and Asther, M. (2003) Overproduction of the Aspergillus niger feruloyl esterase for pulp bleaching application. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 62:349-355

Structure engineering

  • Figueroa-Espinoza, M-C., Morel, M-H., Surget, A., Asther, M., Moukha, S., Sigoillot, J-C. & Rouau, X. (1999) Attempt to cross-link feruloylated arabinoxylans and proteins with a fungal laccase. Food Hydrocolloids, 13:65-71

  • Kuuva, T., Lantto, R., Reinikainen, T., Buchert, J. and Autio, K. (2003). Rheological properties of laccase-induced sugar beet pectin gels. Food Hydrocolloids, 17:679-684.

  • Micard V., Grabber, J.H., Ralph, J., Renard C.M.G.C. & Thibault J.-F. (1997b). Dehydrodiferulic acids from sugar-beet pulp. Phytochemistry, 44:1365-1368.

  • Micard V. & Thibault J.-F. (1999). Oxidative gelation of sugar-beet pectins: use of laccases and hydratation properties of the cross-linked pectins. Carbohydrate Polymers, 39: 265-273.

  • Micard, V., Landazuri T., Surget A., Moukha S., Labat M. & Rouau X. (2002) Demethylation of ferulic acid and feruloyl-arabinoxylan by microbial cell extracts.Lebensm. -Wiss. u. -Technol., 35: 272-276.

  • Micard, V., Surget A., Raffi, J. & Rouau X. (2003) Feruloylated arabinoxylan and arabinoxylan-protein solutions do not gel upon g-irradiation. Food Hydrocolloïds, 17: 297-604.

Consumer issues

  • Bredahl, L., Grunert, K., et al. (1998). Consumer attitudes and decision-making with regard to genetically engineered food products: A review of the literature and a presentation of models for future research. J. Consumer Policy 21(3):251-277.

  • Bredahl, L. (1999). Consumers' cognitions with regard to genetically modified food. Results of a qualitative study in four countries. Appetite 33(3):343-360.

  • Bredahl, L. (2001). Determinants of consumer attitudes and purchase intentions with regard to genetically modified foods: Results of a cross-national survey. J. Consumer Policy 24:23-61.

  • Bredahl, L., Sondergaard, H., Grunert, K. & Scholderer, J. (2004) Trade-offs in the formation of consumer purchase intentions with regards to complex genetically modified products. In press

  • Grunert, K., Bredahl, L., et al. (2004). Four questions on European consumers' attitudes to the use of generic modification in food production. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, In press.

  • Grunert, K., Sondergaard, H. & Scholderer, J. (2004) How can we know what we like when we don't understand it? Consumer attitude formation towards complex technical issues. In press

  • Scholderer, J. and L. Frewer (2003). The biotechnology communication paradox: Experimental evidence and the need for a new strategy. J. Consumer Policy 26:125-157.

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