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Characterization of a Novel N-Acetylneuraminate Lyase from Staphylococcus carnosus TM300 and Its Application to N-Acetylneuraminic Acid Production.
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PMID:  22803763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The possibility of incorporating N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) in infant formulas and other functional foods has opened up the need to synthesize N-acetylneuraminic acid using N-acetylneuraminate lyases (NALs) by reversible aldol condensation of pyruvate and N-acetyl-d-mannosamine. Until now, NALs have been cloned from pathogenic microorganisms; however, this Article describes the expression and characterization of an N-acetylneuraminate lyase from the Staphylococcus carnosus TM300, a GRAS microorganism used in fermented meat. ScNAL showed a high level of expression in E. coli (403 mg L(-1) culture). This, combined with its simple two-step purification procedure, the highest recovery described to date (86%), its kinetic parameters, which are in the same order of magnitude as best reported NALs, and its optimum pH and temperature, make ScNAL a promising and cheap biocatalyst. To confirm its biotechnological potential, the Neu5Ac was synthesized in 3 h in simple industrial working conditions with a high degree of conversion (94%).
María Inmaculada García García; Agustín Sola Carvajal; Francisco García Carmona; Alvaro Sánchez Ferrer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-A, Faculty of Biology, Regional Campus of International Excellence "Campus Mare Nostrum", University of Murcia , Campus Espinardo, E-30100 Murcia, Spain.
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