Optimization of date syrup as a novel medium for lovastatin production by Aspergillus terreus ATCC 20542 and analyzing assimilation kinetic of carbohydrates

Abstract : Lovastatin is a statin drug, which lowers cholesterol level in blood due to inhibition of (S)-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase. Date syrup is a rich medium for microbial growth and metabolite production. The main carbohydrates present in the date syrup are glucose and fructose. In this study, date syrup was used as a complex and bioresource medium for lovastatin production by Aspergillus terreus in the submerged cultivation. Optimization of the date syrup medium in order to achieve the highest titers of lovastatin and biomass was carried out. Four factors were studied by response surface methodology including concentration of date syrup carbohydrates, yeast extract concentration, pH, and rotation speed of the shaker. Optimal conditions for these factors found were as follows concentration of date syrup carbohydrates, 64 g/l; yeast extract concentration, 15 g/l; pH, 6.5; and agitation speed, 150 rpm. It gave lovastatin concentration of 105.6 mg/l. Next, batch cultures in the optimal conditions were performed in a 2.5-l working volume bioreactor and led to the lovastatin titer of 241.1 mg/l during 12 days. Aspergillus terreus showed diauxic growth in the optimized medium with a shift from glucose to fructose assimilation during the run. Glucose and fructose assimilation kinetic parameters revealed that more lovastatin is produced during glucose assimilation, while more biomass was formed during fructose assimilation. © 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature and the University of Milan.
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F.J. Ansari, H. Jalili, M. Bizukojc, A. Amrane. Optimization of date syrup as a novel medium for lovastatin production by Aspergillus terreus ATCC 20542 and analyzing assimilation kinetic of carbohydrates. Annals of Microbiology, Springer, 2018, 68 (6), pp.351-363. ⟨10.1007/s13213-018-1342-2⟩. ⟨hal-01809149⟩

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