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Synthesis of the penicillin precursor, δ-(l-α-aminoadipyl)-l-cysteinyl-d-valine (ACV), by an immobilized enzyme preparation

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δ-(l-α-Aminoadipyl)-l-cysteinyl-d-valine (ACV) synthetase activity has been partially-purified from cell-free extracts of Streptomyces clavuligerus by ammonium sulfate precipitation. The salt precipitated enzyme was immobilized on an anion exchange resin and synthesis of ACV was observed by exposing the immobilized enzyme preparation to a reaction mixture containing l-α-aminoadipic acid, l-valine and l-cysteine in the presence of appropriate cofactors. Reaction mixtures containing l-α-aminobutyric acid(aB) in place of l-valine synthesized the ACV analog ACaB. Immobilized ACV synthetase can be reused, and after six cycles of reaction, 28.9% of original activity remains.

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Jensen, S.E., Wolfe, S. & Westlake, D.W.S. Synthesis of the penicillin precursor, δ-(l-α-aminoadipyl)-l-cysteinyl-d-valine (ACV), by an immobilized enzyme preparation. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 30, 111–114 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00263995

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  • Streptomyces
  • Anion Exchange
  • Ammonium Sulfate
  • Exchange Resin
  • Original Activity