Isolation of l-phenylalanine dehydrogenase from Rhodococcus sp. M4 and its application for the production of l-phenylalanine
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- Hummel, W., Schütte, H., Schmidt, E. et al. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (1987) 26: 409. doi:10.1007/BF00253523
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l-Phenylalanine dehydrogenase [l-phenylalanine: NAD+-oxidoreductase (deaminating)] of Rhodococcus sp. strain M4 was studied emphasizing its application for the production of l-phenylalanine. A high enzyme level (30,000 U·l-1, 25–30 U·mg-1 in the crude extract) could be reached during aerob degradation of l-phenylalanine (10 g·l-1) under optimized growth coditions. A partial purification of the intracellular enzyme by liquid-liquid extraction, and DEAE-cellulose led to a specific activity of more than 1300 U·mg-1. The continuous production of l-phenylalanine in an enzyme-membrane-reactor for 350h resulted in a space-time yield of 456 g·l-1·d-1 with a mean substrate conversion of 95%. Consumption of phenylalanine dehydrogenase was 1,500 U·kg Phe-1.
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