Khanok Ratanakhanokchai

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The anaerobic thermophilic bacterium, Clostridium thermocellum, is a potent cellulolytic microorganism that produces large extracellular multienzyme complexes called cellulosomes. To isolate C. thermocellum organisms that possess effective cellulose-degrading ability, new thermophilic cellulolytic strains were screened from more than 800 samples obtained(More)
We recently discovered a novel glycoside hydrolase family 6 (GH6) cellobiohydrolase from Paenibacillus curdlanolyticus B-6 (PcCel6A), which is rarely found in bacteria. This enzyme is a true exo-type cellobiohydrolase which exhibits high substrate specificity on amorphous cellulose and low substrate specificity on crystalline cellulose, while this showed no(More)
An alkaliphilic bacterium, Bacillus sp. strain K-1, produces extracellular xylanolytic enzymes such as xylanases, beta-xylosidase, arabinofuranosidase, and acetyl esterase when grown in xylan medium. One of the extracellular xylanases that is stable in an alkaline state was purified to homogeneity by affinity adsorption-desorption on insoluble xylan. The(More)
Cellulase (CEL) presently constitutes a major group of industrial enzyme based on its diverse ranges of utilization. Apart from such current and well-established applications—as in cotton processing, paper recycling, detergent formulation, juice extraction, and animal feed additives—their uses in agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy have been exploited.(More)
The ability to rapidly respond to nutrient changes is a fundamental requirement for cell survival. Here, we show that the zinc cluster regulator Znf1 responds to altered nutrient signals following glucose starvation through the direct control of genes involved in non-fermentative metabolism, including those belonged to the central pathways of(More)
BACKGROUND Cellulases continue to be one of the major costs associated with the lignocellulose hydrolysis process. Clostridium thermocellum is an anaerobic, thermophilic, cellulolytic bacterium that produces cellulosomes capable of efficiently degrading plant cell walls. The end-product cellobiose, however, inhibits degradation. To maximize the cellulolytic(More)
BACKGROUND SARS coronavirus main proteinase (SARS CoVMpro) is an important enzyme for the replication of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome virus. The active site region of SARS CoVMpro is divided into 8 subsites. Understanding the binding mode of SARS CoVMpro with a specific substrate is useful and contributes to structural-based drug design. The purpose of(More)
A mesophilic, facultative, anaerobic, xylanolytic-cellulolytic bacterium, TW1T, was isolated from sludge in an anaerobic digester fed with pineapple waste. Cells stained Gram-positive, were spore-forming, and had the morphology of straight to slightly curved rods. Growth was observed in the temperature range of 30 to 50°C (optimum 37°C) and the pH range of(More)
Paenibacillus curdlanolyticus B-6 produces an extracellular multienzyme complex containing a major xylanase subunit, designated Xyn11A, which includes two functional domains belonging to glycosyl hydrolase family-11 (GH11) and carbohydrate binding module family-36 (CBM36) and possesses a glycine and asparagine-rich linker (linker). To clarify the roles of(More)
Prediction of three-dimensional structure of cathepsins, and molecular dynamics simulations of cathepsin S were studied by interaction with the drug molecule with virtual screening 681,158 compounds from ZINC database. The result of study showed top 1 ranked was obtained with drug molecule ZINC 23215439 reaction with cathepsin S. This demonstrates that the(More)
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