Fermentative production of (R)-(−)-3-hydroxybutyrate using 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase null mutant of Ralstonia eutropha and recombinant Escherichia coli
Two systems, one using an (R)-(−)-3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (BDH) null mutant of Ralstonia eutropha and the other using a recombinant Escherichia coli strain containing a synthetic poly[(R)-(−)-3-hydroxybutyrate] (PHB) operon and an extracellular PHB depolymerase gene, were used for the fermentative production of (R)-(−)-3-hydroxybutyrate (3HB). The concentration of 3HB in the culture supernatant of the mutant R. eutropha system reached about 30 mM after 5 d under anaerobic conditions, although it was about 4-10 mM under aerobic conditions. On the other hand, the 3HB concentration in the culture supernatant of the recombinant E. coli system reached about 70 mM after 4 d, indicating that about 70% of the glucose added was converted to 3HB.
Journal: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering - Volume 102, Issue 6, December 2006, Pages 529–534