Application of Novel Polymeric Carrier of Plasmid DNA for Transformation of Yeast Cells

  • Yevhen Filyak
  • Nataliya Finiuk
  • Nataliya Mitina
  • Alexander Zaichenko
  • Rostyslav StoikaEmail author
Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)


Genetic transformation of specific cells is a key research tool in modern basic biological studies, as well as in biotechnology and gene therapy. Here we propose a principally new method enabling easy and effective delivery of plasmid DNA into the industrially important yeast species, Hansenula polymorpha, Pichia pastoris (this chapter), and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (data not presented). The transformation method is using a novel gene delivery system based on a comb-like oligoelectrolyte polymer consisting of the anionic backbone and dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEM)-based side branches.


Genetic transformation Hansenula polymorpha Yeast DNA delivery Comb-like oligoelectrolyte polymeric carrier Pichia pastoris 



This work was partly supported by the grants from the WUBMRC (Ukraine-USA), CRDF (USA), and F-46 project of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, as well as by the project funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yevhen Filyak
    • 1
  • Nataliya Finiuk
    • 1
  • Nataliya Mitina
    • 2
  • Alexander Zaichenko
    • 2
  • Rostyslav Stoika
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Regulation of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis, Institute of Cell BiologyNational Academy of Sciences UkraineLvivUkraine
  2. 2.Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologiesLviv Polytechnic UniversityLvivUkraine

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