Inter-scale Observation and Process Optimization for Guanosine Fermentation

  • Chu, Ju (State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Zhang, Si-Liang (State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Zhuang, Ying-Ping (State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology)
  • Published : 2005.06.30

Abstract

Guanosine fermentation process can be well predicted and analyzed by the proposed state equations describing the dynamic change of a bioreactor. Pyruvate and alanine were found to be characteristically accumulated along with the decline of the guanosine formation rate during the mid-late phase of the process. The enzymological study of the main pathways in glucose catabolism and the quantitative stoichiometric calculation of metabolic flux distribution revealed that it was entirely attributed to the shift of metabolic flux from hexose monophosphate (HMP) pathway to glycolysis pathway. The process optimization by focusing on the restore of the shift of metabolic flux was conducted and the overcoming the decrease of oxygen uptake rate (OUR) was taken as the relevant factor of the trans-scale operation. As a result, the production of guanosinewas increased from 17 g/L to over 34 g/I.

Keywords

inter-scale;state prediction;guanosine fermentation;optimization;metabolic flux shift