Applied biochemistry and biotechnology

High soluble expression of D-amino acid oxidase in Escherichia coli regulated by a native promoter.

PMID 18696261


To express high-active soluble D-amino acid oxidase (DAAO), a constitutive plasmid that is regulated by a native hydantoinase promoter (P(Hase)), was constructed. A D-amino acid oxidase gene (dao) was ligated with the P(Hase) and cloned into pGEMKT to constitutively express protein of DAAO without the use of any inducer such as isopropyl beta-D-1-thiogalactopyranoside which is poisonous to the cells and environment. The ribosome binding site region, host strain, and fermentation conditions were optimized to increase the expression level. When cultivated in a 5-m(3) fermenter, the enzyme activity of JM105/pGEMKT-R-DAAO grown at 37 degrees C was found to be 32 U/mL and increase 16-fold over cells of BL21(DE3)/pET-DAAO grown at 28 degrees C. These results indicate the success of our approaches to overproducing DAAO in soluble form in Escherichia coli.