Entrapment of Lavandula vera cells with synthetic resin prepolymers and its application to pigment production

Hiroki Nakajima, Kenji Sonomoto, Hiromichi Morikawa, Fumihiko Sato, Kunihiro Ichimura, Yasuyuki Yamada, Atsuo Tanaka

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Abstract

Cultured cells of Lavandula vera were entrapped with photosensitive synthetic resin prepolymers (PVA-SbQ). PVA-SbQ-entrapped cells grew well inside gel matrices and synthesized de novo blue pigments in the presence of l-cysteine as an inducer. The entrapped cells were superior to calcium alginate-entrapped cells judging from cell growth and total pigment productivity. Release of the pigments, which were almost insoluble in water, from the gels was markedly enhanced by the increase in hydrophilicity of the cell-entrapping gels. The entrapped cells could be used repeatedly for the pigment production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-270
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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