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A solvent-tolerant bacterium strain MH6 was isolated by hydrophilic organic solvent DMSO enrichment in medium and identified as Serratia marcescens. The extracellular protease with novel organic-solvent-stable properties from strain MH6 was purified and characterized. The molecular weight of the purified protease was estimated to be 52 kDa on SDS-PAGE. The(More)
Ionic liquids (ILs) have been considered as a class of promising solvents that can dissolve lignocellulosic biomass and then provide enzymatic hydrolyzable holocellulose. However, most of available cellulases are completely or partially inactivated in the presence of even low concentrations of ILs. To more fully exploit the benefits of ILs to lignocellulose(More)
Sporolactobacillus inulinus, a homofermentative lactic acid bacterium, is a species capable of efficient industrial d-lactic acid production from glucose. Glucose phosphorylation is the key step of glucose metabolism, and fine-tuned expression of which can improve d-lactic acid production. During growth on high-concentration glucose, a fast induction of(More)
An extracellular solvent-stable protease producing bacterium WQ9-2 was isolated and identified taxonomically as Bacillus cereus. The protease from strain WQ9-2 was purified to homogeneity with an estimated molecular mass of 37 kDa. The purified protease showed maximum activity at 50 °C and pH 8.0. The protease may be classified as a metalloprotease since it(More)
To improve the production of d-lactic acid, atmospheric and room temperature plasma (ARTP) was used to generate mutations in Sporolactobacillus sp. Y2-8. An efficient mutant YBS1-5 was rapidly isolated by implanting ARTP twice with a 100 W radio-frequency power input, 10 standard liters per minute of the helium flow, and a 2 mm treatment distance.(More)
d-Lactic acid, is an important organic acid produced from agro-industrial wastes by Sporolactobacillus inulinus YBS1-5 was investigated to reduce the raw material cost of fermentation. The YBS1-5 strain could produce d-lactic acid by using cottonseed meal as the sole nitrogen source. For efficient utilization, the cottonseed meal was enzymatically(More)
An effective approach was successfully developed to isolate glycosidase with resistance of hydrophilic organic solvent, simultaneously with acceptor specificity of the target substrate. By this approach, an efficient solvent tolerant glycosidase producing bacterium Arthrobacter nicotianae XM6 was obtained. The β-fructosidase from strain XM6 shows high(More)
The generation of focused mutant libraries at hotspot residues is an important strategy in directed protein evolution. Existing methods, such as combinatorial active site testing and residual coupling analysis, depend primarily on the evolutionary conserved information to find the hotspot residues. Hardly any attention has been paid to another important(More)
A method of using high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) was established for preparative isolation and purification of puerarin glycosides from the crude sample after enzymatic glycosylation of puerarin. Four fructosyl puerarins were successfully purified for the first time by HSCCC with a two-phase-solvent system composed of n-butanol-acetic(More)
A cellulase-producing fungus was isolated from chemically polluted microhabitats by [Amim][Cl] enrichment and identified as Aspergillus fumigatus. The maximum activity of the cellulase in 30% (v/v) ionic liquids (ILs) was detected in [Emim][DMP], [Amim][Cl] and [Emim][MA] as 127%, 111% and 109%, respectively, of its activity in buffer, suggesting its(More)