Pyruvate ferredoxin oxidoreductase from Citrobacter sp. S-77 (PFORS77) was purified in order to develop a method for acetyl-CoA production. Although the purified PFORS77showed high O2-sensitivity, the activity could be remarkably stabilized in anaerobic conditions. PFORS77was effectively immobilized on ceramic hydroxyapatite (PFORS77-HA) with an efficiency of more than 96%, however, after encapsulation of PFORS77-HA in alginate, the rate of catalytic acetyl-CoA production was highly reduced to 36% when compared to that of the free enzyme. However, the operational stability of the PFORS77-HA in alginate hydrogels was remarkable, retaining over 68% initial activity even after ten repeated cycles. The results suggested that the PFORS77-HA hydrogels have a high potential for biotechnological application.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Waste Management and Disposal