Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol.192, No.2, 680-697, 2020
Efficient Allitol Bioproduction fromd-Fructose Catalyzed by RecombinantE. coliWhole Cells, and the Condition Optimization, Product Purification
Allitol is a kind of rare sugar alcohol with potential application value. An engineered strain, which simultaneously expressedd-psicose-3-epimerase (DPE), ribitol dehydrogenase (RDH), and formate dehydrogenase (FDH) three enzymes, was constructed by cloning above three genes into one plasmid and transformed into the hostE. colistrain, and used as the whole-cell catalysts for biotransformation of allitol from the low-cost substrate ofd-fructose. The whole cell allitol biotransformation conditions were optimized. The medium, recombinant gene induction conditions, and the substrate feeding rate for cultivation of the catalytic cells were optimized. Then, the fed-batch culture was made and scaled up to 10 L fermentor. Finally, 63.44 g/L allitol was obtained from 100 g/Ld-fructose after 3 h of biotransformation, and the allitol crystals of 99.9% purity were obtained by using cooling recrystallization. The allitol production method developed in this research has high product purity, and is highly efficient, easily scaled up, and suitable for large-scale production of highly purified allitol.