Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol.126, No.3, 322-329, 2018
Deciphering synergistic characteristics of redox mediators-stimulated echinenone production of Gordonia terrae TWIHOI
This first-attempt study tended to decipher synergistic interactions of model redox mediators (RMs) to echinenone production for electrochemically-steered fermentation (ESF). The findings indicated that supplement of RMs could significantly stimulate the production performance of fermentation (e.g., 36% for 4-aminophenol) which was parallel with stimulation of bioelectricity generation in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) as prior studies mentioned. Although redox mediators could usually enhance electron transport extracellular compartment, the mechanisms of bioelectricity generation in MFCs and echinenone production in ESF were very likely functioned in the extracellular and the intracellular compartment, respectively. In MFCs, electron transfer towards biofilm anode for bioelectricity generation must be taken place. However, for ESF echinenone accumulation was very likely occurred in the intracellular compartment, thus electron transfer was predominantly implemented in the intracellular, not the extracellular compartment. (C) 2018, The Society for Biotechnology, Japan. All rights reserved.