Effects of Glucose and Acetic Acid on the Growth of Recombinant E.coli and the Production of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex-E2 Specific Human Monoclonal Antibody

유전자 재조합 대장균의 세포성장과 Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex-E2 특이성 인간 모노클론 항체 생산에 대한 포도당과 초산의 영향

  • 이미숙 (강원대학교 식품생명공학부) ;
  • 전주미 (강원대학교 식품생명공학부) ;
  • 차상훈 (강원대학교 식품생명공학부) ;
  • 정연호 (강원대학교 식품생명공학부)
  • Published : 2000.10.01


The Fab fraction of PDC-E2 specific human monoclonal antibody was produced using recombinant E. coli, and the effects of glucose and acetate were investigated to develop an optimal strategy for recombinant human antibody production. Higher glucose concentration in the culture media resulted inn higher cell growth and glucose consumption rate, which in turn resulted in an increased acetate production rate. When glucose was depleted, cells began to consume acetate as an energy source, and this consumption rate depended on the glucose concentration. When the residual glucose concentration was high, the accumulation of acetate was accelerated due to an increase in the acetate production rate and a decrease in the acetate consumption rate. Futhermore, it was found that a high accumulation of acetate, accompanied by a high glucose concentration, inhibited human antibody formation; the critical acetate concentration was $0.6g/\ell$. During production, a high glucose concentration enhanced cell growth, but inhibited antibody formation due to catabolic repression. Therefore, it is important to keep the concentration of both glucose and acetate as low as possible to increase antibody production after induction. Accordingly, it is important to accurately control the concentration of glucose and acetate in the culture media to obtain high cell densities and high productivity levels of recombinant human antibody.


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