Higher titer hyaluronic acid production in recombinant Lactococcus lactis

Sunguroglu C., Sezgin D. E., Aytar Çelik P., Çabuk A.

Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, vol.48, no.8, pp.734-742, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10826068.2018.1508036
  • Journal Name: Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.734-742
  • Keywords: Has A gene, hyaluronic acid, Lactococcus lactis, metabolic engineering, nisin, GENE-EXPRESSION SYSTEMS, MOLECULAR-WEIGHT, STREPTOCOCCUS-ZOOEPIDEMICUS, BIOSYNTHESIS, INDUCTION, STRESS, NICE, COLI
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis.Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural biopolymer and has long been attracting the attention of biotechnology industry due to its various biological functions. HA production with natural producer Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus has not been preferred because it has many drawbacks due to its pathogenicity. Therefore, in the present study, Streptococcal hyaluronan synthase gene (hasA) was introduced and expressed in Lactococcus lactis, through the auto inducible NICE system and the effect of nisin amount on the production of HA was examined. Newly constructed plasmid was transformed into L. lactis CES15, produced 6.09 g/l HA in static flask culture after three hours of induction period with initial 7.5 ng/ml nisin concentration within total six hours of incubation. The highest HA titer value ever was reported for recombinant HA-producing L. lactis by examining the effect of initial nisin concentration. We have shown that initial nisin concentration, which used to initiate the auto-inducing mechanism of NICE system and consequently hyaluronan synthase expression, has a direct and significant effect on the produced HA amount. Recently constructed recombinant L. lactis CES15 strain provide significant advantages for industrial HA production than those in literature in terms of production time, energy demand, carbon usage, and safety status.