ATP Photosynthetic vesicles for light-driven bioprocesses

Kiyotaka Y. Hara, Rie Suzuki, Toshiharu Suzuki, Masasuke Yoshida, Kuniki Kino

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    We prepared ATP photosynthetic vesicles from inside-out membranes of Escherichia coli cells that express delta-rhodopsin (a novel light-driven H+ transporter) and TF0F1-ATP synthase (a thermo-stable ATP synthase). These vesicles showed light-dependent ATP synthesis. Furthermore, coupling the ATP photosynthetic vesicles with an ATP-hydrolyzing hexokinase enabled light-dependent glucose consumption. The ATP photosynthetic vesicles indicate their potential to applied to light-driven ATP-regenerating bioprocess for various ATP-hydrolyzing bioproductions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1133-1138
    Number of pages6
    JournalBiotechnology Letters
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun



    • ATP synthase
    • Membrane vesicle
    • Photosynthetic ATP synthesis
    • Rhodopsin
    • Vesicles

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology

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