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A moderately thermotolerant bacterium belonging to Enterobacteriaceae, which can grow at 44.5 °C, was isolated from cow dung; L-asparaginase II gene was isolated by PCR, cloned, and expressed in pET 20b with pelB leader sequence and 6× Histidine tag at the C-terminal end. The active protein from the soluble sonicated fraction was purified through nickel(More)
L-Asparaginase is an antineoplastic agent that selectively decreases the level of L-asparagine in blood and diminishes the proliferation of the cancerous cells. L-Asparaginases from Escherichia coli are widely used for clinical application because of their high substrate specificity and limited glutaminase activity. L-Asparaginase II-encoding gene ansB was(More)
In the present study, metagenomic library of Western Ghats soil sample was constructed in a fosmid vector (pCC1FOS) and screened for biocatalytic properties. The clones showed amylolytic activity on Luria-Bertani starch agar plates and one of them was studied in detail. The enzyme exhibited stability at elevated temperature with 60°C being the optimal(More)
Escherichia coli L-asparaginases have great significance in the treatment of leukemia. Consequently, there is considerable interest in engineering this enzyme for improving its stability. In this work, the effect of surface charge on the stability of the enzyme l-asparaginase II was studied by site-directed mutagenesis of the cloned ansB gene from(More)
A phytase gene from Aspergillus niger was isolated and two Escherichia coli expression systems, based on T7 RNA polymerase promoter and tac promoter, were used for its recombinant expression. Co-expression of molecular chaperone, GroES/EL, aided functional cytosolic expression of the phytase in E. coli BL21 (DE3). Untagged and maltose-binding protein-tagged(More)
Microbial phytase, a widely used animal feed enzyme, needs to be active and stable in the acidic milieu for better performance in the monogastric gut. Aspergillus niger phytases exhibit an activity dip in the pH range from 3.0 to 3.5. Replacement of amino acids, which changed the pKa of catalytic residues H82 and D362, resulted in alteration of the pH(More)
Phytases are enzymes that increase the availability of phosphorous in monogastric diet and reduces the anti-nutrition effect of phytate. This review highlights contributions of recombinant technology to phytase research during the last decade with specific emphasis on new generation phytases. Application of modern molecular tools and genetic engineering(More)
L-asparaginase is one of the protein drugs for countering leukemia and lymphoma. A major challenge in the therapeutic potential of the enzyme is its immunogenicity, low-plasma half-life and glutaminase activity that are found to be the reasons for toxicities attributed to asparaginase therapy. For addressing these challenges, several research and(More)
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