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An artificial multi-enzyme cascade biocatalysis for biomanufacturing of nicotinamide mononucleotide from starch and nicotinamide in one-pot
  • Qiangzi Li,
  • Dongdong Meng,
  • Chun You
Qiangzi Li
University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Dongdong Meng
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Chun You
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology
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β-Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is an important precursor in the synthesis of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and confers multiple health benefits, resulting in the rapid growth of NMN market capacity in the fields of food and health care. To overcome the drawbacks of NMN production by the existing chemical or microbial fermentation method, there is an urgent need to develop a prospective NMN production strategy with low cost, low pollution, and high yield. In this study, we demonstrated an artificial in vitro multi-enzyme cascade biocatalysis using starch and nicotinamide (Nam) as substrates for the synthesis of NMN in one-pot. This multi-enzyme cascade reaction was optimized in terms of pH value, buffer concentration, inorganic phosphate concentration, enzyme composition, and phosphoenolpyruvate concentration. Under optimized conditions, a high molar yield of 87.8% for NMN was achieved using 3.2 mM Nam as substrate, and a molar yield of 55.37% for NMN was also achieved under the initial Nam concentration of 9.21 mM. This in vitro enzymatic platform provides a promising and environmental friendliness biomanufacturing technology for the production of NMN.
Jan 2023Published in Enzyme and Microbial Technology volume 162 on pages 110122. 10.1016/j.enzmictec.2022.110122