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See detailImplications of microbial phenotypic heterogeneity in large-scale bioprocessing conditions
Delvigne, Frank ULg; Gorret, Nathalie; Molina-Jouve, Carole et al

Conference (2014, September)

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See detailDirect and indirect use of GFP whole cell biosensors for the assessment of bioprocess performances: design of milliliter scale-down bioreactors
Brognaux, Alison ULg; Neubauer, Peter; Twizere, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Biotechnology Progress (2013), 29(1), 48-59

Substrate limitation responsive biosensors have been used for the development of a mini-bioreactor platform that can be used as a scale-down tool. Three green fluorescent protein (GFP) transcriptional ... [more ▼]

Substrate limitation responsive biosensors have been used for the development of a mini-bioreactor platform that can be used as a scale-down tool. Three green fluorescent protein (GFP) transcriptional reporters have been chosen in Escherichia coli, i.e., uspA::gfp, csiE::gfp and yciG::gfp. Our previous studies have shown that these kinds of promoters are induced in response to substrate limitation and are significantly repressed when cultures are carried out in heterogeneous bioreactors. This sensitivity to substrate limitation has been confirmed in the case of the csiE and yciG biosensors. A mini-scale-down platform is proposed as a high throughput tool to rapidly investigate the usefulness of a given microbial biosensor. This platform is composed of shake flasks able to operate in fed-batch mode either using the slow release or the intermittent feeding principle. Local heterogeneities were reproduced at the level of these mini-bioreactors (operating under the intermittent feeding principle) and caused a decrease in GFP expression as in conventional scale-down reactors. The presence of GFP in supernatants was also noted and seems to be correlated with the substrate limitation signal for the three cultivation systems considered in this work (i.e., chemostat, conventional and mini-bioreactors) and with membrane permeability. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of the intensity and frequency of glucose pulse perturbation on transient E. coli behavior : a step toward the large-scale bioreactor
Gorret, Nathalie; Sunya, Sirichai; Uribellarea, Jean-Louis et al

Conference (2012)

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See detailComparison of the transient responses of Escherichia coli to a glucose pulse of various intensities
Sunya, Sirichai; Delvigne, Frank ULg; Uribellarea, Jean-Louis et al

in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology (2012), 95(4), 1021-1034

tDynamic stimulus-responses of Escherichia coli DPD2085, yciG::LuxCDABE reporter strain, to glucose pulses of different intensities (0.08, 0.4 and 1 gL −1) were compared using glucose-limited chemostat ... [more ▼]

tDynamic stimulus-responses of Escherichia coli DPD2085, yciG::LuxCDABE reporter strain, to glucose pulses of different intensities (0.08, 0.4 and 1 gL −1) were compared using glucose-limited chemostat cultures at dilution rate close to 0.15 h −1. After at least five residence times, the steady-state cultures were disturbed by a pulse of glucose, engendering conditions of glucose excess with concomitant oxygen limitation. In all conditions, glucose consumption, acetate and formate accumulations followed a linear relationship with time. The resulting specific uptake and production rates as well as respiratory rates were rapidly increased within the first seconds, which revealed a high ability of E. coli strain to modulate its metabolism to a new environment. For transition from glucose-excess to glucoselimited conditions, the cells rapidly re-established its pseudo-steady state. The dynamics of transient responses at the macroscopic viewpoint were shown to be independent on the glucose pulse intensity in the tested range. On the contrary, the E. coli biosensor yciG::luxCDABE revealed a transcriptional induction of yciG gene promoter depending on the quantities of the glucose added, through in situ and online monitoring of the bioluminescence emitted by the cells. Despite many studies describing the dynamics of the transient response of E. coli to glucose perturbations, it is the first time that a direct comparison is reported, using the same experimental design (strain, medium and experimental set up), to study the impact of the glucose pulse intensity on the dynamics of microbial behaviour regarding growth, respiration and metabolite productions. [less ▲]

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See detailReal-time monitoring of metabolic shift and transcriptional induction of yciG::luxCDABE E. coli reporter strain to a glucose pulse of different concentrations
Sunya, Sirichai; Gorret, Nathalie; Delvigne, Frank ULg et al

in Journal of Biotechnology (2012), 157(3), 379-390

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See detailPrise en compte l'état de la membrane cellulaire sur la réponse de biocapteurs fluorescents pour la détection de défaut d'écoulement au niveau des bioréacteurs : vers une intégration du "sécrétome" dans la problématique de l'extrapolation
Delvigne, Frank ULg; Brognaux, Alison ULg; Gorret, Nathalie et al

Conference (2011, November 29)

Malgré les nombreuses approches envisagées à ce jour, la dynamique du stress microbien en conditions de culture intensive (procédé fed-batch) est encore un aspect mal maîtrisé. Au cours de ce travail ... [more ▼]

Malgré les nombreuses approches envisagées à ce jour, la dynamique du stress microbien en conditions de culture intensive (procédé fed-batch) est encore un aspect mal maîtrisé. Au cours de ce travail, deux biocapteurs microbiens basés sur le principe de la protéine fluorescente verte (Green Fluorescent Protein ou GFP) ont été mis en œuvre dans des réacteurs scale-down permettant de reproduire les défauts d'écoulement rencontrés dans les bioréacteurs industriels. Les promoteurs de stress associés à la synthèse de la GFP ont été choisis suivant leur sensibilité à la limitation en source de carbone, condition standard qui est rencontrée dans les processus fed-batch ou l'apport en substrat carboné est limité afin d'éviter des déviations du métabolisme microbien (promoteurs rpoS et csiE). Les résultats obtenus montrent clairement que l'exposition des biocapteurs à des hétérogénéités locales de substrat entraîne une diminution de l'expression de la GFP. L'intensité de fluorescence a été mesurée à l'échelle cellulaire par cytométrie en flux. Durant les cultures, une chute significative du niveau de GFP intracellulaire a été observée pour les deux conditions scale-down considérées et pour les deux types de promoteur. Cette chute de fluorescence peut être attribuée à des phénomènes de répression des promoteurs suite à la levée locale de la limitation en carbone, mais également au relargage de la GFP dans le milieu extracellulaire. Ce relargage a été observé dans toutes les conditions opératoires considérées, comme le montrent les analyses des surnageants de culture par SDS-PAGE. L'intensité du relargage est néanmoins plus forte dans les conditions standard de culture (c'est-à-dire dans des réacteurs classiques sans approche scale-down). En effet, la coloration par l'iodure de propidium des biocapteurs cultivés en conditions standards est plus élevée que dans les conditions scale-down, suggérant une perméabilité membranaire plus élevée. Ces résultats offrent des potentialités intéressantes pour l'analyse simultanée de la viabilité cellulaire et de la détection des défauts d'écoulement par l'emploi de biocapteurs microbiens. De plus, les analyses par SDS-PAGE ont montre une grande diversité de protéines relargée en cours de procédé. Cette observation est étonnante du fait de l'emploi de milieux minéraux définis dans toutes les conditions étudiées. L'analyse de ce sécrétome offre des potentialités intéressantes pour la caractérisation des conditions de stress encourues par les micro-organismes au cours des procédés. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of the response of GFP microbial biosensors sensitive to substrate limitation in scale-down bioreactors
Delvigne, Frank ULg; Brognaux, Alison ULg; Gorret, Nathalie et al

in Biochemical Engineering Journal (2011), 55(2), 131-139

The dynamics of microbial stress response in intensive cultivation conditions remains not completely understood. In this work, two green fluorescent protein (GFP) transcriptional reporters have been used ... [more ▼]

The dynamics of microbial stress response in intensive cultivation conditions remains not completely understood. In this work, two green fluorescent protein (GFP) transcriptional reporters have been used as biosensors of the heterogeneities generated in a two-compartment scale-down reactor. The stress promoters have been chosen for their responsiveness to carbon limitation corresponding to the global substrate profiles encountered in intensive fed-batch cultures. From our results, it can be concluded that the exposure of microbial cells to substrates heterogeneities tends to decrease the GFP expression level in fed-batch mode. Fluorescence intensities have been monitored at the single cell level by using flow cytometry. During the course of the fed-batch culture, a drop at the level of the intracellular GFP content has been observed for the two scale-down operating conditions and for the two promoters sensitive to substrate limitation (rpoS and csiE). The fluorescence drop can be attributed to the repression of these promoters but also to the release of GFP to the extracellular medium according to the increase of the fluorescence level of the supernatant. This leakage has been observed for all the operating conditions, i.e. the scale-down reactors and the culture operating in the normal mode, i.e. in a well-mixed bioreactor. Interestingly, GFP leakage is more pronounced in the case of the cultures operated in the normal mode. Indeed, staining by propidium iodide tends to be more elevated for the microbial cells cultured under the normal mode by comparison with those cultured in scale-down conditions, indicating a higher permeability of the membrane. These results suggest that GFP microbial biosensors could be used to detect simultaneously mixing imperfections and their impact on the viability of microorganisms. [less ▲]

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See detailApplicability of GFP Microbial Whole Cell Biosensors to Bioreactor Operations : Mathematical Modeling and Related Experimental Tools
Delvigne, Frank ULg; Brognaux, Alison ULg; Gorret, Nathalie et al

in Biosensors : emerging materials and applications (2011)

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See detailDynamic analysis of microbial behaviour face to envrionmental heterogeneities encountered in large-scale bioreactors
Sunya, Sirichai; Bideaux, Carine; Uribellarea, Jean-Louis et al

in Delvigne, Frank (Ed.) BASE (2011)

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