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Biochimie

Production of D-phenylglycine-related amino acids by immobilized microbial cells.


PMID 17941449

Abstract

Bacterial dihydropyrimidinase was shown to catalyze the hydrolytic cleavage of various 5-substituted hydantoins to the corresponding N-carbamyl-D-amino acids under alkaline conditions. Therefore, an enzymatic method for preparing the D-forms of phenylglycine-related amino acids was developed using immobilized bacterial cells with high enzyme activity. Alkalophilic bacteria were a good enzyme source for this process. The process is simple and economical for use in the production of various amino acids with the D-configuration.