Optimization of fermentation conditions for CoQ10 production using selected bacterial strains

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Optimization of fermentation conditions for CoQ10 production using selected bacterial strains
K I Jeong; W H Kang; J A Lee; D H Shin; Kyung Sook Bae; Ho Yong Park; H M Park
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Korean Journal of Microbiology, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 46-51
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential lipid-soluble component of membrane-bound electron transport chains. CoQ10 is involved in several aspects of cellular metabolism and is increasingly being used in therapeutic applications for several diseases. Despite the recent accomplishments in metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for CoQ10 production, the production levels are not yet competitive with those by fermentation or isolation. So we tested several microorganisms obtained from the KCTC of Biological Resource Center to find novel sources of strain-development for CoQ10-production. Then we selected two strains, Paracoccus denitrificans (KCTC 2530) and Asaia siamensis (KCTC 12914), and tested to optimize the CoQ10 production conditions. Among the carbon sources tested, CoQ10 production was the highest when fructose was supplied about 4% concentration. Yeast extract produced the highest CoQ10 production about 2% concentration. The highest CoQ10 production was obtained at pH 6.0 for P. denitrificans and pH 8.0 for A. siamensis. And two strains showed the highest CoQ10 production at 30oC, but the highest DCW was obtained at 37oC. In the fed-batch culture, P. denitrificans yielded 14.34±0.473 mg and A. siamensis yielded 12.53±0.231 mg of final CoQ10 production.
A. siamensisBacteriaCoenzyme Q10P. denitrificans
Korea Soc-Assoc-Inst
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