Mathematical modelling of the dehydrogenase catalyzed hexanol oxidation with coenzyme regeneration by NADH oxidase
The hexanol oxidation catalyzed by alcohol dehydrogenase from baker's yeast (YADH) has been investigated with two different forms of the biocatalyst: the isolated YADH as well as the YADH in the permeabilized whole cells. It was found that in this reaction, equilibrium is shifted to the reduction side. Hence, to increase the conversion it was necessary to regenerate NAD+. For that purpose, enzyme NADH oxidase isolated from Lactobacillus brevis was used. All biocatalysts were kinetically characterized. The overall reaction rate was described by the mathematical model which consisted of kinetics and balance equations. Due to the deactivation of NADH oxidase, only 50–58% hexanol was converted to hexanal in the batch reactor where the hexanol oxidation was catalyzed by isolated YADH. In the case of permeabilized baker's yeast cells, no enzyme deactivation occurred and 100% hexanol conversion in the hexanoic acid was detected.
Journal: Process Biochemistry - Volume 44, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 54–61