Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Use of Cyanobacterial Gas Vesicles as Oxygen Carriers in Cell Culture

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Abstract

The gas vesicles isolated from the cells of filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena flos-aquae were treated and sterilized with glutaraldehyde and then evaluated for their effectiveness as gas carriers in cell culture.Anchorage-dependent Vero cells were grown in a packed bed of microcarrier beads under the perfusion of Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle’s Medium with 1% serum. The culture medium supplemented with 1.8% (v/v) gas vesicles was found to support a 30% higher maximum glucose utilization rate than the same medium without gas vesicles. The gas vesicle suspension was confirmed to have no apparent effects on cell metabolism in T-flask cultures. The study results indicated that the gas vesicles, with high oxygen carrying capacity, can be used to increase the oxygen supply in cell culture systems.

Volume

52

Issue

2

First Page

139

Last Page

149