The tyrosine phenol lyase (TPL) catalyzed synthesis of L-DOPA was regarded as one of the most economic route for L-DOPA synthesis. In our previous study, a novel TPL from Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn-TPL) was exploited for efficient biosynthesis of L-DOPA. However, the catalytic efficiency decreased when the reaction system expanded from 100 mL to 1 L. As such, the bioprocess for scale-up production of L-DOPA was developed in this study. To increase the stability of substrate and product, as well as decrease the by-product formation, the optimum temperature and pH were determined to be 15 °C and pH 8.0, respectively. The initial concentration of pyrocatechol, pyruvate and ammonium acetate was fixed at 8, 5 and 77 g/L and a fed-batch approach was applied with sodium pyruvate, pyrocatechol and ammonium acetate fed in a concentration of 5, 5 and 3.5 g/L, respectively. In addition, L-DOPA crystals were exogenously added to inhibit cell encapsulation by the precipitated product. The final L-DOPA concentration reached higher than 120 g/L with pyrocatechol conversion more than 96% in a 15-L stirred tank, demonstrating the great potential of Fn-TPL for industrial production of L-DOPA.
Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 5, 2018
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