Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 73, Issue 5, pp 1054–1058

Optimization of nutrient parameters for lovastatin production by Monascus purpureus MTCC 369 under submerged fermentation using response surface methodology

Authors

  • Sadik Ali Sayyad
    • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of PharmacyJamia Hamdard (Hamdard University)
    • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of PharmacyJamia Hamdard (Hamdard University)
  • Saleem Javed
    • Molecular Biology Laboratory, Faculty of ScienceJamia Hamdard (Hamdard University)
  • Mohd Ali
    • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of PharmacyJamia Hamdard (Hamdard University)
Biotechnological Products and Process Engineering

DOI: 10.1007/s00253-006-0577-1

Cite this article as:
Sayyad, S.A., Panda, B.P., Javed, S. et al. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2007) 73: 1054. doi:10.1007/s00253-006-0577-1

Abstract

Lovastatin, an inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, was produced by submerged fermentation using Monascus purpureus MTCC 369. Five nutritional parameters screened using Plackett–Burman experimental design were optimized by Box–Behnken factorial design of response surface methodology for lovastatin production in shake flask cultures. Maximum lovastatin production of 351 mg/l were predicted in medium containing 29.59 g/l dextrose, 3.86 g/l NH4Cl, 1.73 g/l KH2PO4, 0.86 g/l MgSO4·7H2O, and 0.19 g/l MnSO4·H2O using response surface plots and point prediction tool of DESIGN EXPERT 7.0 (Statease, USA) software.

Keywords

LovastatinMonascus purpureusOptimizationResponse surface methodology

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