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Title: Studies related to antibody fragment (Fab) production in Escherichia coli W3110 fed-batch fermentation processes using multiparameter flow cytometry
Authors: Want, Andrew
Thomas, Owen R.T.
Kara, Bo
Liddell, John
Hewitt, Christopher J.
Keywords: Propidium iodide
Bis-(1, 3-dibutylbarbituric acid) trimethine oxonol
Membrane potential
Membrane integrity
Antibody fragment
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley / © International Society for Advancement of Cytometry
Citation: WANT, A. ... et al, 2009. Studies related to antibody fragment (Fab) production in Escherichia coli W3110 fed-batch fermentation processes using multiparameter flow cytometry. Cytometry Part A, 75 (2), pp.148-154.
Abstract: Background: Microbiology is important to industry therefore rapid and statistically representative measurements of cell physiological state, proliferation and viability are essential if informed decisions about fermentation bioprocess optimisation or control are to be made, since process performance will depend largely upon the number of metabolically active viable cells. Methods: Samples of recombinant Escherichia coli W3110, containing the gene for the D1.3 anti-lysozyme Fab fragment under the control of the lac based expression system, were taken at various stages from fed-batch fermentation processes and stained with a mixture of bis-(1, 3-dibutylbarbituric acid) trimethine oxonol and propidium iodide (PI/BOX). Where appropriate, measurements of dissolved oxygen tension (DOT), OD600nm and Fab concentration were made. Results: Depending on time of induction the maximum amount of Fab accumulating in the supernatant varied quite markedly from 1 – 4 μgml-1 as did subsequent cell physiological state with respect to PI/BOX staining with a concomitant drop in maximum biomass concentration. Conclusion: Depending on point of induction a 4 fold increase in Fab production could be achieved accompanied by a ~50% drop in maximum biomass concentration but with a higher proportion of viable cells as measured by multi-parameter flow cytometry.
Description: This is a pre-publication version of an article accepted for the journal, Cytometry Part A, and the definitive version is available from: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121645129/issue
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/cyto.a.20683
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5760
ISSN: 1552-4930
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