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Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry

Characterization of D-lactate dehydrogenase producing D-3-phenyllactic acid from Pediococcus pentosaceus.


PMID 22484960

Abstract

D-Lactate dehydrogenase (D-LDH) from Pediococcus pentosaceus ATCC 25745 was found to produce D-3-phenyllactic acid from phenylpyruvate. The optimum pH and temperature for enzyme activity were pH 5.5 and 45 °C. The Michaelis-Menten constant (K(m)), turnover number (k(cat)), and catalytic efficiency (k(cat)/K(m)) values for the substrate phenylpyruvate were estimated to be 1.73 mmol/L, 173 s(-1), and 100 (mmol/L)(-1) s(-1) respectively.