Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

New Recombinant Production of Design Rhamnolipids - Optimized Biosurfactant Fermentation Process

02.10.2012
Biosurfactants have attracted increasing interest since they show a number of advantages over surfactants of petrochemical origin in terms of ecological acceptance, low toxicity and sustainability. Biosurfactants also have a huge application potential, for example in chemical and pharmaceutical industry or as emulsifier in cosmetics and foods.

Among the best established biosurfactants are the rhamnolipids. Rhamnolipids are glycosides with one (mono-rhamnolipid) or two rhamnose-units (di-rhamno-lipid) as the glycon portion and one to three β-hydroxy-fatty acid moieties as the aglycon portion. Rhamnolipids are naturally produced by two rhamnosyl-transferases encoded by rhlA, rhlB and rhlC by the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The rhlA and rhlB genes form an operon, encoding subunits A and B of rhamnosyltransferase 1, while rhlC encodes rhamnosyltransferase 2.

In particular, the present invention provides a genetically modified non-pathogenic host cell that may be employed for production of favoured rhamnolipids in high yields. Use of the modified host cell allows selective production of various rhamnolipids, e.g. mono- or dirhamnolipids and a various length of fatty acids. As a first example, a bacterial host cell includes a rhlA gene, a rhlB gene or orthologs thereof. The genes are under the control of a heterologous promoter. In a further embodiment, the host cell may preferably also contain a rhlC gene, or an ortholog thereof. The biotechnical production process is in addition optimized at varying temperature conditions.

Further Information: PDF

PROvendis GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)208/94105 10

Contact
Dipl.-Ing. Alfred Schillert

info@technologieallianz.de | TechnologieAllianz e.V.
Further information:
http://www.technologieallianz.de/angebote.php?sort=sag&id=2795&lang=en
http://www.technologieallianz.de

More articles from Technology Offerings:

nachricht New Lithium Salts of Pentafluorophenylamide Anions as Electrolytes in Lithium Ionic Batteries
18.04.2017 | TechnologieAllianz e.V.

nachricht Gratings on glass surfaces
28.03.2017 | TechnologieAllianz e.V.

All articles from Technology Offerings >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Repairing major load-bearing bones such as those in the leg can be a long and uncomfortable process.

Im Focus: Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is the outcome of an international effort that included teams from Dresden and Berlin in Germany, and the US.

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia...

Im Focus: Gamma-ray flashes from plasma filaments

Novel highly efficient and brilliant gamma-ray source: Based on model calculations, physicists of the Max PIanck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg propose a novel method for an efficient high-brilliance gamma-ray source. A giant collimated gamma-ray pulse is generated from the interaction of a dense ultra-relativistic electron beam with a thin solid conductor. Energetic gamma-rays are copiously produced as the electron beam splits into filaments while propagating across the conductor. The resulting gamma-ray energy and flux enable novel experiments in nuclear and fundamental physics.

The typical wavelength of light interacting with an object of the microcosm scales with the size of this object. For atoms, this ranges from visible light to...

Im Focus: Basel researchers succeed in cultivating cartilage from stem cells

Stable joint cartilage can be produced from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow. This is made possible by inducing specific molecular processes occurring during embryonic cartilage formation, as researchers from the University and University Hospital of Basel report in the scientific journal PNAS.

Certain mesenchymal stem/stromal cells from the bone marrow of adults are considered extremely promising for skeletal tissue regeneration. These adult stem...

Im Focus: Like a wedge in a hinge

Researchers lay groundwork to tailor drugs for new targets in cancer therapy

In the fight against cancer, scientists are developing new drugs to hit tumor cells at so far unused weak points. Such a “sore spot” is the protein complex...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Invitation to the upcoming "Current Topics in Bioinformatics: Big Data in Genomics and Medicine"

13.04.2018 | Event News

Unique scope of UV LED technologies and applications presented in Berlin: ICULTA-2018

12.04.2018 | Event News

IWOLIA: A conference bringing together German Industrie 4.0 and French Industrie du Futur

09.04.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Magnetic nano-imaging on a table top

20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

Start of work for the world's largest electric truck

20.04.2018 | Interdisciplinary Research

Atoms may hum a tune from grand cosmic symphony

20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>