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

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)

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2004-06-02 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040407

2002-07-17 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED 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