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Dipodascopsis uninucleata has been recently shown to produce 3-hydroxy polyenoic fatty acids from several exogenous polyenoic fatty acids. In order to examine whether endogenous 3-hydroxy fatty acids (3-OH-FA) may be implicated in the developmental biology of this yeast, we mapped by immunofluorescence microscopy their occurrence in fixed cells with or(More)
Peanut shells, a major waste stream of food processing, served as a renewable substrate for inducing the production of laccases by basidiomycetes. Of 46 surface cultures examined, 29 showed laccase activity under the experimental conditions. The edible fungus Pleurotus sapidus was selected as the most active producer, immobilized on the shells, and(More)
Flammulina velutipes enjoys high popularity as an edible mushroom in Asian cuisines. Investigating the secretion of peptidases in nutrient media enriched with gluten, an enzyme was noticed that catalyzed the deamidation of L-asparagine and L-glutamine. The enzyme was purified to electrophoretic homogeneity by foaming and SEC. PAGE analysis revealed a(More)
Active lipases were isolated from the culture supernatant of the basidiomycetous fungus Pleurotus sapidus by foam fractionation. The pH value, the gas flow, and the foaming period were systematically varied to optimize the transport of the enzymes into the foam phase. On a 70-mL scale, a maximum recovery of hydrolytic activity of 95% was obtained at pH 7.0(More)
More than 30% of all proteins in the living cell are membrane proteins; most of them occur in the native membranes only in very low amounts, which hinders their functional and structural investigation. Here we describe the in vitro reconstitution of overexpressed Outer Envelope Protein 16 (OEP16) from pea chloroplasts, a cation-selective channel, which has(More)
The distribution of endogenous 3-hydroxylipins (3-OH oxylipins) in representatives of the Mucorales was mapped using immunofluorescence microscopy. Strains of each of the following genera were examined: Absidia, Actinomucor, Cunninghamella, Mortierella (subgenus Micromucor), Mortierella (subgenus Mortierella), Mucor and Rhizomucor. Immunofluorescence(More)
An extracellular feruloyl esterase (PeFaeA) from the culture supernatant of Pleurotus eryngii was purified to homogeneity using cation exchange, hydrophobic interaction, and size exclusion chromatography. The length of the complete coding sequence of PeFaeA was determined to 1668 bp corresponding to a protein of 555 amino acids. The catalytic triad of(More)
A novelly developed tweezing-adsorptive bubble separation (ABS) method for the enrichment of metalloenzymes (laccase C and horseradish peroxidase) is introduced. The method is based on the chelation of the enzymes' active center and can also be applied for analysis. N-(2-acetamido)iminodiacetic acid served as a chelator and was synthesized with an octyl(More)
Investigating the secretion of esterases by the basidiomycetous fungus Pleurotus sapidus in a Tween 80-rich nutrient medium, an enzyme was discovered that hydrolyzed the ester bond of feruloylated saccharides. The enzyme was purified by ion exchange and size exclusion chromatography. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis showed a monomeric protein of(More)
An extracellular chlorogenic acid esterase from Ustilago maydis (UmChlE) was purified to homogeneity by using three separation steps, including anion-exchange chromatography on a Q Sepharose FF column, preparative isoelectric focusing (IEF), and, finally, a combination of affinity chromatography and hydrophobic interaction chromatography on polyamide.(More)