Utilizing the γ-replacement reaction of Streptomyces cystathionine γ-lyase (EC 188.8.131.52.), an efficient production method for l-cystathionine has been established. Under optimal conditions, 50 mM l-cystathionine was synthesized from 50 mM O-succinyl-l-homoserine and 50 mM l-cysteine, added in four stages to the reaction mixture, with a substrate conversion rate of 100%. This productivity (11 gl-1 of reaction mixture) is about 3.5 times higher than that with l-homoserine and l-cysteine as substrates.
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