Covalent immobilization of a flavoprotein monooxygenase via its flavin cofactor

Marzena Krzek, Hugo L. van Beek, Hjalmar P. Permentier, Rainer Bischoff, Marco W. Fraaije*

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A generic approach for flavoenzyme immobilization was developed in which the flavin cofactor is used for anchoring enzymes onto the carrier. It exploits the tight binding of flavin cofactors to their target apo proteins. The method was tested for phenylacetone monooxygenase (PAMO) which is a well-studied and industrially interesting biocatalyst. Also a fusion protein was tested: PAMO fused to phosphite dehydrogenase (PTDH-PAMO). The employed flavin cofactor derivative, N6-(6-carboxyhexyl)-FAD succinimidylester (FAD*), was covalently anchored to agarose beads and served for apo enzyme immobilization by their reconstitution into holo enzymes. The thus immobilized enzymes retained their activity and remained active after several rounds of catalysis. For both tested enzymes, the generated agarose beads contained 3 U per g of dry resin. Notably, FAD-immobilized PAMO was found to be more thermostable (40% activity after 1 h at 60 degrees C) when compared to PAMO in solution (no activity detected after 1 h at 60 degrees C). The FAD-decorated agarose material could be easily recycled allowing multiple rounds of immobilization. This method allows an efficient and selective immobilization of flavoproteins via the FAD flavin cofactor onto a recyclable carrier. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)138-143
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftEnzyme and Microbial Technology
StatusPublished - jan.-2016

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