Efficient synthesis of 6'-sialyllactose, 6,6'-disialyllactose, and 6'-KDO-lactose by metabolically engineered E. coli expressing a multifunctional sialyltransferase from the Photobacterium sp. JT-ISH-224.
We have previously reported the efficient conversion of lactose into 3'-sialyllactose by high cell density cultures of a genetically engineered Escherichia coli strain expressing the Neisseria meningitidis gene for alpha-(2-->3)-sialyltransferase [Fierfort, N.; Samain, E. J. Biotechnol. 2008, 134, 261-265.]. First attempts to use a similar strategy to… (More)