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Extremozymes--biocatalysts with unique properties from extremophilic microorganisms.
Thermophilic microorganisms are a rich source of naturally tailored enzymes, which are more superior over their mesophilic counterparts for applications at extreme conditions, and are of high potential for versatile industrial processes.
First Glycoside Hydrolase Family 2 Enzymes from Thermus antranikianii and Thermus brockianus with β-Glucosidase Activity
The first thermoactive GH family 2 enzymes with β-glucosidase activity have been identified and characterized and the hydrolysis of cellobiose is a unique property of TaGH2 when compared to other enzymes ofGH family 2.
Characterization of a heat-active archaeal β-glucosidase from a hydrothermal spring metagenome.
Thermostable enzymes are required for application in a wide range of harsh industrial processes. High stability and activity at elevated temperatures, as well as high tolerances toward various
The first recombinant human coagulation factor VIII of human origin: human cell line and manufacturing characteristics
For the first time, recombinant human clotting factor VIII produced in a human host cell line is available and may lead to immunogenic reactions and the development of inhibitors against rhFVIII.
Towards a sustainable biobased industry - Highlighting the impact of extremophiles.
Further application of extremophiles has the potential to improve sustainability of existing biotechnological processes towards a greener biobased industry.
Exploration of extremophiles for high temperature biotechnological processes.
Polysaccharide-degrading enzymes, hemicellulases, cellulases, pectinases and chitinases, lipolytic enzymes and proteases from thermophiles have attracted interest due to their potential for versatile applications in pharmaceutical, chemical, food, textile, paper, leather and feed industries as well as in biorefineries.
Characterization of two novel heat-active α-galactosidases from thermophilic bacteria
Two genes (agal1 and agal2) encoding α-galactosidases were identified by sequence-based screening approaches for high-temperature processes for the degradation of raffinose family oligosaccharides.
Extremely thermoactive archaeal endoglucanase from a shallow marine hydrothermal vent from Vulcano Island
Vul_Cel5A represents a promising novel archaeal endo-β-glucanase for application in biorefineries for an efficient biomass pre-treatment and showed tolerance against various chemical reagents.
Lipolytic Extremozymes from Psychro- and (Hyper-)Thermophilic Prokaryotes and Their Potential for Industrial Applications
Lipolytic enzymes include esterases and lipases that are capable of hydrolyzing and synthesizing ester linkages in triglycerides. These ubiquitous biocatalysts are found in all domains of life.
What we learn from extremophiles
Extremophiles are microorganisms that love extreme conditions, such as high temperatures up to the boiling point of water or low temperatures down to below the freezing point. Moreover, some extreme