Stainless Steel Sponge as a Carrier for Immobilization of Rhizopus nigricans Isolate used for Biotrnsformation of Progesterone to 11Î±-hydroxprogesterone
Essam M. Ahmed and Mohamed I. Ammar
Corresponding Author : Essam. M. Ahmed,
Chemistry of Natural and Microbial Products, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt, P.O.12622.,
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Received : 2015-03-08 Accepted : 2015-05-08 Published : 2015-05-08
Abstract : Biotransformation is an important tool to provide the intermediate for steroid manufacturing. Stainless steel sponge was used as a carrier to immobilize an isolate of Rhizopus nigricans which can convert progesterone to 11Î±-hydroxyprogesterone (11Î±-HP). The conversion ability of the isolate was measured. The immobilized cells showed the ability to withstand the stress of the biotransformation process. Different parameters were studied to achieve the optimum conditions for 11Î±-HP production. The immobilized cells were reused for seven successive runs and maintained high bioconversion abilities during the first two runs then lost the conversion ability in seventh run.
Keywords : Biotransformation, Rhizopus nigricans, 11Î±- hydroxyprogesterone
Citation : Essam M. Ahmed et al. (2015). Stainless Steel Sponge as a Carrier for Immobilization of Rhizopus nigricans Isolate used for Biotrnsformation of Progesterone to 11Î±-hydroxprogesterone. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V3I1. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1000364
Copyright : © 2015 Essam M. Ahmed. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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