Production of d-ribose by fermentation

  title={Production of d-ribose by fermentation},
  author={P. Wulf and E. Vandamme},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • P. Wulf, E. Vandamme
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • The production of d-ribose by fermentation has received much attention lately, possibly because of the use of this pentose to synthesize antiviral and anticancer drugs. This review briefly outlines the methods that have been used to synthesize d-ribose since it was identified in yeast RNA, and focuses in particular on the latest developments in d-ribose fermentation, which have led to d-ribose yields that exceed 90 g/l. Furthermore, the various transketolase-deficient d-ribose-producing mutants… CONTINUE READING
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