Optimizing Metabolic Flux Improves Production of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid in Corynebacterium Glutamicum

2023-05-05 10:03:23 By : admin
Gamma-aminobutyric acid, commonly known as GABA, is a nonprotein amino acid that plays an important role in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, livestock, and food additives. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps calm the nervous system and regulates muscle tone, making it a popular ingredient in supplements and medications for anxiety and sleep disorders. In the food industry, GABA is used as a natural flavor enhancer and preservative.

Recent studies have shown that Corynebacterium glutamicum, a gram-positive bacterium used for industrial amino acid production, has the potential to produce GABA. However, the yield of GABA in C. glutamicum is relatively low, limiting its industrial application. To address this issue, researchers have been experimenting with metabolic engineering strategies to enhance GABA production.
Improve gamma-aminobutyric acid production in Corynebacterium glutamicum by optimizing the metabolic flux | SpringerLink

A recent study published in SpringerLink Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing demonstrated that optimizing metabolic flux can significantly improve GABA production in C. glutamicum. Metabolic flux refers to the rate of biochemical reactions within a metabolic pathway. By modulating the flux of key enzymes involved in GABA synthesis, the researchers were able to increase GABA production by up to 4-fold compared to the wild-type strain of C. glutamicum.

This breakthrough has significant implications for the industrial production of GABA from C. glutamicum. The enhanced GABA yield could potentially reduce the cost of production and improve the sustainability of the process. Moreover, the use of C. glutamicum for GABA production offers a more natural and eco-friendly alternative to synthetic GABA production.

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With the growing demand for natural and safe food additives, pharmaceuticals, and livestock feed, GABA production from C. glutamicum has the potential to become a significant market opportunity. The optimization of metabolic flux in C. glutamicum is just one example of the many exciting developments in biotechnology that can benefit society and the environment.