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Dehydrogenation of ribitol with Gluconobacter oxydans: Production and stability of l-ribulose

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25639 43586 2006 8 PDF Available
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Dehydrogenation of ribitol with Gluconobacter oxydans: Production and stability of l-ribulose
Abstract

l-Ribulose is an important chiral lead molecule used for the synthesis of, among others, l-ribose, a high-value rare sugar used in the preparation of antiviral drugs. These drugs – nucleoside-analogues – gain importance in the treatment of severe viral diseases, like those caused by the HIV or hepatitis virus. In this study, factors that may have an impact on l-ribulose production with Gluconobacter oxydans and on the stability of l-ribulose were investigated. A bioconversion-type process, using washed resting cells, was chosen to produce l-ribulose from ribitol. In this process, the cell production and bioconversion phase were separated. The former was first optimized and a maximum cell mass of 1.5 g CDW L−1 could be produced. For the bioconversion phase, the aeration level of the system proved to be one of the most critical factors; a maximal production rate of 15.7 g L−1 h−1 or 5.9 g (g CDW)−1 h−1 of l-ribulose could be reached. Furthermore, resting cells were found capable of completely converting ribitol solutions of up to 300 g L−1 within 30 h, although the kinetics indicated a rather low affinity of the dehydrogenase enzymes for the substrate.

Keywords
Gluconobacter oxydans; l-Ribulose; Bioconversion; Dehydrogenation; Stability
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Biotechnology - Volume 125, Issue 3, 18 September 2006, Pages 408–415
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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