Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Björn Johansson
Björn Johansson
Assistant Professor/Researcher
Innovation for Life - Functional Genomics and Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Living
Universidade do Minho - Campus de Gualtar, Departamento de Biologia - 4710-057, Braga - P

Current Research & Key Publications



Research Projects





1. Bessa D, Pereira F, Moreira R, Johansson B, Queirós O.Improved gap repair cloning
in yeast: treatment of the gapped vector with Taq DNA polymerase avoids vector
self-ligation.Yeast. 2012 Oct;29(10):419-23. doi: 10.1002/yea.2919. Epub 2012 Sep
27.PubMed [citation] PMID: 23018625

2. Oliveira R, Johansson B.Quantitative DNA damage and repair measurement with the
yeast comet assay.Methods Mol Biol. 2012;920:101-9. doi:
10.1007/978-1-61779-998-3_8.PubMed [citation] PMID: 22941599

3. Marques F, Azevedo F, Johansson B, Oliveira R.Stimulation of DNA repair in
Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Ginkgo biloba leaf extract.Food Chem Toxicol. 2011
Jun;49(6):1361-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2011.03.020. Epub 2011 Mar 17.PubMed
[citation] PMID: 21419822

4. Azevedo F, Marques F, Fokt H, Oliveira R, Johansson B.Measuring oxidative DNA
damage and DNA repair using the yeast comet assay.Yeast. 2011 Jan;28(1):55-61.
doi: 10.1002/yea.1820. Epub 2010 Sep 8.PubMed [citation] PMID: 20824890

5. Vieira N, Pereira F, Casal M, Brown AJ, Paiva S, Johansson B.Plasmids for in vivo
construction of integrative Candida albicans vectors in Saccharomyces
cerevisiae.Yeast. 2010 Nov;27(11):933-9. doi: 10.1002/yea.1800.PubMed [citation] 
PMID: 20602447

6. Vieira N, Casal M, Johansson B, MacCallum DM, Brown AJ, Paiva S.Functional
specialization and differential regulation of short-chain carboxylic acid
transporters in the pathogen Candida albicans.Mol Microbiol. 2010
Mar;75(6):1337-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2009.07003.x. Epub 2009 Dec 4.PubMed 
[citation] PMID: 19968788, PMCID: PMC2859246

7. Pereira C, Silva RD, Saraiva L, Johansson B, Sousa MJ, Côrte-Real
M.Mitochondria-dependent apoptosis in yeast.Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008
Jul;1783(7):1286-302. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2008.03.010. Epub 2008 Mar 25.
Review.PubMed [citation] PMID: 18406358

8. Ribeiro GF, Côrte-Real M, Johansson B.Characterization of DNA damage in yeast
apoptosis induced by hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, and hyperosmotic shock.Mol
Biol Cell. 2006 Oct;17(10):4584-91. Epub 2006 Aug 9.PubMed [citation] PMID:
16899507, PMCID: PMC1635349

9. Silva RD, Sotoca R, Johansson B, Ludovico P, Sansonetty F, Silva MT, Peinado JM, 
Côrte-Real M.Hyperosmotic stress induces metacaspase- and mitochondria-dependent 
apoptosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Mol Microbiol. 2005 Nov;58(3):824-34.PubMed
[citation] PMID: 16238630

10. Davidsson R, Johansson B, Passoth V, Bengtsson M, Laurell T, Emneus
J.Microfluidic biosensing systems. Part II. Monitoring the dynamic production of 
glucose and ethanol from microchip-immobilised yeast cells using enzymatic
chemiluminescent micro-biosensors.Lab Chip. 2004 Oct;4(5):488-94. Epub 2004 Sep
14.PubMed [citation] PMID: 15472733

11. Johansson B, Hahn-Hägerdal B.Multiple gene expression by chromosomal integration 
and CRE-loxP-mediated marker recycling in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Methods Mol
Biol. 2004;267:287-96.PubMed [citation] PMID: 15269432

12. Jeppsson M, Johansson B, Jensen PR, Hahn-Hägerdal B, Gorwa-Grauslund MF.The level
of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity strongly influences xylose
fermentation and inhibitor sensitivity in recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae
strains.Yeast. 2003 Nov;20(15):1263-72.PubMed [citation] PMID: 14618564

13. Johansson B, Hahn-Hägerdal B.The non-oxidative pentose phosphate pathway controls
the fermentation rate of xylulose but not of xylose in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
TMB3001.FEMS Yeast Res. 2002 Aug;2(3):277-82.PubMed [citation] PMID: 12702276

14. Jeppsson M, Träff K, Johansson B, Hahn-Hägerdal B, Gorwa-Grauslund MF.Effect of
enhanced xylose reductase activity on xylose consumption and product distribution
in xylose-fermenting recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae.FEMS Yeast Res. 2003
Apr;3(2):167-75.PubMed [citation] PMID: 12702449

15. Zaldivar J, Borges A, Johansson B, Smits HP, Villas-Bôas SG, Nielsen J, Olsson
L.Fermentation performance and intracellular metabolite patterns in laboratory
and industrial xylose-fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Appl Microbiol
Biotechnol. 2002 Aug;59(4-5):436-42. Epub 2002 Jul 3.PubMed [citation] PMID:

16. Jeppsson M, Johansson B, Hahn-Hägerdal B, Gorwa-Grauslund MF.Reduced oxidative
pentose phosphate pathway flux in recombinant xylose-utilizing Saccharomyces
cerevisiae strains improves the ethanol yield from xylose.Appl Environ Microbiol.
2002 Apr;68(4):1604-9.PubMed [citation] PMID: 11916674, PMCID: PMC123863

17. Johansson B, Hahn-Hägerdal B.Overproduction of pentose phosphate pathway enzymes 
using a new CRE-loxP expression vector for repeated genomic integration in
Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Yeast. 2002 Feb;19(3):225-31.PubMed [citation] PMID:

18. Johansson B, Christensson C, Hobley T, Hahn-Hägerdal B.Xylulokinase
overexpression in two strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae also expressing xylose 
reductase and xylitol dehydrogenase and its effect on fermentation of xylose and 
lignocellulosic hydrolysate.Appl Environ Microbiol. 2001 Sep;67(9):4249-55.PubMed
[citation] PMID: 11526030, PMCID: PMC93154

19. Eliasson A, Boles E, Johansson B, Osterberg M, Thevelein JM, Spencer-Martins I,
Juhnke H, Hahn-Hägerdal B.Xylulose fermentation by mutant and wild-type strains
of Zygosaccharomyces and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2000
Apr;53(4):376-82.PubMed [citation] PMID: 10803891






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