Global Patent Index - EP 1044278 A1

EP 1044278 A1 2000-10-18 - BIOSYNTHESIS OF MEDIUM CHAIN LENGTH POLYHYDROXYALKANOATES

Title (en)

BIOSYNTHESIS OF MEDIUM CHAIN LENGTH POLYHYDROXYALKANOATES

Title (de)

BIOSYNTHESE MITTELKETTIGER POLYHYDROYALKANOATEN

Title (fr)

BIOSYNTHESE DE POLYHYDROXYALCANOATES A LONGUEUR DE CHAINE MOYENNE

Publication

EP 1044278 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98902393 A

Priority

US 9800083 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9935278A1] Nucleic acids, proteins, and methods for the biosynthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymer materials are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, expression of a polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase protein with a peroxisome targeting peptide results in the biosynthesis of medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates. In an alternative embodiment, exogenous addition of fatty acids to a plant or cell containing a peroxisome targeted polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase protein leads to the biosynthesis of novel polymeric materials.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

C12N 15/82; A01H 5/00; C08G 63/06; C12N 15/52; C12N 15/62; C12N 15/81; C12P 7/62

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C12N 9/10 (2006.01); C12N 15/62 (2006.01); C12N 15/82 (2006.01); C12P 7/62 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C12N 15/8243 (2013.01); C12N 9/1029 (2013.01); C12N 15/625 (2013.01); C12N 15/8221 (2013.01); C12P 7/625 (2013.01); C07K 2319/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9935278A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9935278 A1 19990715; AU 5907198 A 19990726; EP 1044278 A1 20001018

INPADOC legal status


2004-06-02 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040407

2002-07-17 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: METABOLIX, INC.

2000-10-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000714

2000-10-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE