Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 881–884

Whole cell enzyme microencapsulation of Escherichia coli with oxygen-dependent inducible nar promoter

  • G.H. Seong
  • S.J. Han
  • H.N. Chang
  • J. Lee
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018341705134

Cite this article as:
Seong, G., Han, S., Chang, H. et al. Biotechnology Letters (1997) 19: 881. doi:10.1023/A:1018341705134

Abstract

As a means of integrating cell growth and immobilization, Escherichia coli with the cloned nar promoter on the pBR322 plasmid, which is maximally induced under anaerobic conditions in the presence of nitrate, was immobilized in liquid-core alginate capsules and cultured to a high cell density. The total β-galactosidase activity obtained by immobilized cells was about 6 fold greater than that obtained by free cells. Using the immobilized β-galactosidase in the whole cells, the substrate lactose was hydrolyzed to glucose and galactose stably with a conversion efficiency of more than 80% for 15 repeated batches at 30°C for 5 days.

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© Chapman and Hall 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • G.H. Seong
    • 1
  • S.J. Han
    • 1
  • H.N. Chang
    • 1
  • J. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering Research CenterKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyTaejonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, School of MedicineCatholic University of Taegu-HyosungDaemyung 4-Dong, Nam-Gu TaeguKorea

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