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In fact, under proper conditions, penicillin acylase can catalyze reverse reactions of synthesis. In this case, it has been hard to displace the chemical processes currently in use, but advances in biocatalyst and process engineering, together with more stringent environmental regulations, have paved the way for a gradual replacement of existing chemical processes, as illustrated by the enzymatic production of amoxicillin and cephalexin. Very robust immobilized penicillin acylases have been developed and, being a very flexible enzyme, new applications are arising for it in the pharmaceutical and fine-chemical industries.
1 Immobilization by Chemical Interaction The enzyme molecules may be linked to an inert carrier by covalent or noncovalent bonds (in some cases, interaction forces are too weak to establish a chemical bond) in which case a carrier-bound biocatalyst is obtained. If the enzyme molecules are chemically linked among themselves, generally through a bifunctional reagent, without the participation of an inert carrier the biocatalyst produced is termed ‘carrier free’, being in this case the enzyme protein its own matrix.
Medium overfeeding can result in the accumulation of toxic metabolites and inhibition of cell growth during cultivation. Tuning and control of cultivation parameters, such as pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and feeding profile, can substantially affect culture performance, particularly during large-scale production. In addition, HCDC is often limited by oxygen transfer, which results in local anaerobiosis and is especially problematic during largescale operations. Following cultivation, cells (or cell-free medium) are harvested for the purification of intracellular (or extracellular) enzyme product (Figure 3).