Production of l-cystathionine using bacterial cystathionine γ-sythase

Hiroshi Kanzaki, Michihiko Kobayashi, Toru Nagasawa, Hideaki Yamada

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The reaction conditions for the enzymatic production of l-cystathionine were optimized, using the two kinds of cystathionine γ-synthase, types I and II, which are abundant in cell-free extracts of Erwinia carotovora (IFO 3830) and Bacillus sphaericus (IFO 3526), respectively. Under the optimal conditions, 178 and 184 mM l-cystathionine (40 and 41 g per liter of the reaction mixture) were synthesized with conversion ratios of 89 and 92% with the Erwinia and Bacillus enzymes, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-326
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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