A semiempirical model to control the production of a recombinant aldolase in high cell density cultures of Escherichia coli

Jordi Ruiz, Glòria González, Carles de Mas, Josep López-Santín

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    Abstract

    A semi-empirical mathematical model for recombinant rhamnulose 1-phosphate aldolase (RhuA) production in high cell density cultures of Escherichia coli has been developed. An unstructured and non-segregated approach allowed to identify the inducer-biomass ratio (I/. X) as the key parameter influencing initial specific production rate and specific growth rate reduction after induction. Biomass, substrate and RhuA concentration profiles have been properly fitted in fed-batch cultures induced by an IPTG pulse at different I/. X ratio ranging from 0 to 3 μmol IPTG·g-1dry cell weight. The model has been validated firstly as able to predict recombinant aldolase and biomass production. In addition, since glucose accumulation in the induced period, which is an indicator of activity reduction by proteolysis, can be anticipated, the model has been used for control purposes with excellent results. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)82-91
    JournalBiochemical Engineering Journal
    Volume55
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2011

    Keywords

    • Escherichia coli
    • Fed-batch
    • Inducer-biomass ratio
    • Mathematical modeling
    • Model-based control
    • Recombinant aldolase

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