PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DEXTRAN BIOSYNTHESIZING GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASE FROM L. MESENETEROIDES KIBGE-IB40
Biosynthesis of a glucosyltransferase
Keywords:Dextransucrase, Fermentation, Leuconostoc mesenteroides, Optimization, dextran, biopolymer
Exploration of biodiversity led towards the development of commercially important biological metabolites. This study focus on the molecular characterization of dextransucrase biosynthezing lactic acid bacterial strain, L. mesenteroides KIBGE-IB40. Fermentation system was designed to optimize the crucial production parameters of the biosynthesis of dextransucrase by L. mesenteroides. Data acquired from the experimental analysis revealed a significant increase of about 1.69-fold in enzyme titer from 67.13 DSU/ml to 114.04 DSU/ml. The optimum fermentation conditions were found to be fermentation time, 18 hours; fermentation temperature, 25°C; fermentation pH, 7.5. Structural analysis of purified dextran was performed. The morphological analysis of dextran by SEM revealed a porous structure of the polysaccharide. FTIR analysis demonstrates the functional group analysis of the polymer. The significant increase in dextransucrase yield demonstrates the crucial impact of fermentation conditions on the metabolic properties of microbial cells. The obtained results demonstrate a practical approach for the commercial application of L. mesenteroides KIBGE-IB40 dextransucrase in food and other industrial sectors.
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