Kuo-Cheng Chen, Wei-Song Yin, Carlos Tiu, Jer-Yiing Houng
Abstract:The major disadvantage of using alginate-immobilized Aspergillus ochraceus for 11 alpha-hydroxylation of progesterone is its instability in phosphate solutions. In this study, different gel-hardening methods were used to improve the stability of alginate gels. Addition of Fe3+ and Fe2+ ions increased the activity of hydroxylation, but Fe2+ was not a good gelling agent. Replacement of CaCl2 by FeCl3 as the gelling agent increased the activity of the immobilized cells by about 33%. Hardening the alginate-immobil…
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