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Optimization of statin (Simvastatin) by monascus Purpureus FTC 5356 in solid-state fermentation

Morina, Mohd Selih (2012) Optimization of statin (Simvastatin) by monascus Purpureus FTC 5356 in solid-state fermentation. Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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Monascus sp. is a non-pathogenic fungus that can produce statin called simvastatin that can lower blood cholesterol in human body. The objective of this research is to investigate the optimization condition of the simvastatin production in solid-state fermentation by Monascus purpureus FTC 5356. The local products that used as substrates were banana, guava, pumpkin, coconut meat, corn, papaya and white rice. The fermentation was conducted using the optimum condition of 50% initial moisture content, pH6 at 30°C for 12 days in order to obtain the best substrate. Among these local products, corn can produce the simvastatin while other five fruits do not produce simvastatin. Further experimental carried out using Central Composite Design (CCD) of Response Surface Methodology (RSM) by setting two parameters which are moisture content and nitrogen source by setting the lower and higher range for each of the parameters. From the analysis from RSM, there are 14 runs conducted to achieve the optimum condition to get the maximum production of simvasatin.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solid state fermentation Enzymes industrial applications Statins cardiovascular agents
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Shamsor Masra Othman
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 04:21
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 08:02
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