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Bioprocess Engineering

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 627–635 | Cite as

Microbial and enzymatic production of l-carnitine

  • G. S. N. Naidu
  • I. Y. Lee
  • E. G. Lee
  • G. H. Kang
  • Y. H. Park

Abstract

l-Carnitine (vitamin BT) plays a vital role in the transportation of long-chain fatty acids into mitochondrial matrix in mammals. l-Carnitine has a wide range of applications in pharmaceuticals, food products, and feed additives. Due to the increasing demand for l-carnitine in food and pharmaceutical applications, production of this compound has become prominent. However, very little has been reported on the production of l-carnitine. This review discusses the microbial and the enzymatic production of l-carnitine from different starting materials (substrates).

Keywords

Transportation Food Product Vital Role Enzymatic Production Starting Material 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. N. Naidu
    • 1
  • I. Y. Lee
    • 1
  • E. G. Lee
    • 1
  • G. H. Kang
    • 2
  • Y. H. Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Bioprocess Engineering Research Division, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, P.O. Box 115, Yusong, Taejon 305-600, KoreaKR
  2. 2.Jeil Veterinary Chemical Company, 1557-7 Seocho-dong, Seocho, KoreaKR

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