Recombinant Expression of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) in Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 for Oral Delivery in ALDH2-Deficient Individuals
Posted 21 Jun 2019
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/674606
Posted 21 Jun 2019
Turning red after consuming alcohol may seem like a mere social inconvenience. Yet, this flushing response is caused by an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a carcinogenic intermediate of alcohol metabolism. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) deficiency, the result of a point mutation, produces a less efficient ALDH2. The resulting accumulation of acetaldehyde greatly increases the risk of developing esophageal and head and neck cancers. In this study, we produced recombinant ALDH2 in the probiotic E. coli Nissle 1917, which successfully reduces acetaldehyde levels in simulated oral conditions. Packaged in hard candy, the ALDH2-probiotic would remain in the mouth to specifically target salivary acetaldehyde. Using mathematical modeling, we also determined how much recombinant ALDH2 is needed to reduce elevated acetaldehyde levels.
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