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Rational engineering of the TOL meta-cleavage pathway

Sheridan, R; Jackson, GA; LR, ; Ward, J; Dunnill, P; (1998) Rational engineering of the TOL meta-cleavage pathway. Biotechnol Bioeng , 58 (2-3) pp. 240-249.

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Abstract

The meta-cleavage pathway of Pseudomonas putida mt-2 was simulated using a biochemical systems simulation developed by Regan (1996). A non-competitive inhibition term for catechol-2,3-dioxygenase (C23O) by 2-OH-pent-2,4-dienoate (Ki = 150 μM) was incorporated into the model. The simulation predicted steady state accumulation levels in the μM range for metabolites pre-meta-cleavage, and in the mM range for metabolites post-meta-cleavage. The logarithmic gains L[V-i, Xj] and L[X-i, Xj] clearly indicated that the pathway was most sensitive to the concentration of the starting substrate, benzoate, and the first enzyme of the pathway, toluate-1, 2-dioxygenase (TO). The simulation was validated experimentally; it was found that the amplification of TO increased the steady state flux from 0.024 to 0.091 (mmol/g cell dwt)/h. This resulted in an increased accumulation of a number of the pathway metabolites (intra- and extracellularly), especially cis-diol, 4-OH-2-oxovalerate, and 4-oxalocrotonate. Metabolic control analysis indicated that C23O was, in fact, the major controling enzymic step of the pathway with a scaled control coefficient of 0.83. The amplification of TO resulted in a shift of some of the control away from C23O. Catechol-2,3-dioxygenase, however, remained as the major controling element of the pathway. Copyright 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Type: Article
Title: Rational engineering of the TOL meta-cleavage pathway
Location: United States
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Biochemical Engineering
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP Health > Translational Research Office
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/86121
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