Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho

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Hemicellulose is a complex group of heterogeneous polymers and represents one of the major sources of renewable organic matter. Mannan is one of the major constituent groups of hemicellulose in the wall of higher plants. It comprises linear or branched polymers derived from sugars such as D-mannose, D-galactose, and D-glucose. The principal component of(More)
Nine Trichoderma harzianum strains were screened for β-xylosidase activity when grown in solid-state cultures on media containing wheat bran as the carbon source. All strains produced β-xylosidase activity, the most active being in extracts of cultures of T. harzianum strain 4. A β-xylosidase was purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation, ultrafiltration,(More)
Two arabinofuranosidases, termed Ara I and Ara II, from solid-state cultures of Penicillium capsulatum were purified to apparent homogeneity as judged by electrophoresis and isoelectric focusing. Each enzyme is a single subunit glycoprotein, and they have M(r)s and pIs of 64,500 and 4.15 (Ara I) and 62,700 and 4.54 (Ara II), respectively. Ara I is most(More)
Enzymes constitute a major monetary cost in the bioconversion of holocellulose to ethanol. Identifying enzyme inhibitors and moderating their effects is one approach that may help to overcome this issue. Most inhibitors that reduce the hydrolysis activity of holocellulases are released as the holocellulosic biomass is broken down in the pretreatment and(More)
Sugarcane bagasse was used as an inexpensive alternative carbon source for production of β-xylanases from Aspergillus terreus. The induction profile showed that the xylanase activity was detected from the 6th day of cultivation period. Two low molecular weight enzymes, named Xyl T1 and Xyl T2 were purified to apparent homogeneity by ultrafiltration, gel(More)
A new xylanase activity (XynII) was isolated from liquid state cultures of Acrophialophora nainiana containing birchwood xylan as carbon source. XynII was purified to apparent homogeneity by gel filtration and ion exchange chromatographies. The enzyme was optimally active at 55 degrees C and pH 7.0. XynII had molecular mass of 22630+/-3.0 and 22165 Da, as(More)
Holocellulose structures from agro-industrial residues rely on main and side chain attacking enzymes with different specificities for complete hydrolysis. Combinations of crude enzymatic extracts from different fungal species, including Aspergillus terreus, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus niger and Trichoderma longibrachiatum, were applied to sugar cane(More)
Xylanase activity was isolated from crude extracts of Trichoderma harzianum strains C and 4 grown at 28 degree C in a solid medium containing wheat bran as the carbon source. Enzyme activity was demonstrable in the permeate after ultrafiltration of the crude extracts using an Amicon system. The hydrolysis patterns of different xylans and paper pulps by(More)
This study presents data on the production, purification, and properties of a thermostable β-xylanase produced by an Aspergillus awamori 2B.361 U2/1 submerged culture using wheat bran as carbon source. Fractionation of the culture filtrate by membrane ultrafiltration followed by Sephacryl S-200 and Q-Sepharose chromatography allowed for the isolation of a(More)