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Application of recDNA techniques to the production of ATP and glutathione by the “Syntechno System”

  • Akira Kimura
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 33)


Recent new techniques such as genetic engineering and/or cell fusion have made it possible to manipulate genes and to make microorganisms intentionally have various desired properties. Using these useful techniques, we have succeeded in the breeding of functional microorganisms which can produce large amounts of ATP or glutathione (a detoxification drug for liver). This review deals with the construction of microbial bioreactor or biocatalyst systems by the use of recDNA techniques and with the production of glutathione by genetically engineered cells.


PstI Site Hybrid Plasmid Glutathione Production Glucokinase Activity Biocatalyst System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Kimura
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  1. 1.Research Institute for Food ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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