Nor Muhammad Mahadi

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A Pichia pastoris transformant carrying the cutinase cDNA of Glomerella cingulata was over-expressed in a 5L bioreactor (2.0L working volume) under fed-batch conditions. Bioreactor experiments rely on varying selected parameters in repeated rounds of optimisation: here these included duration of induction, pH and temperature. Highest cell densities(More)
Direct transport of recombinant protein from cytosol to extracellular medium offers great advantages, such as high specific activity and a simple purification step. This work presents an investigation on the potential of an ABC (ATP-binding cassette) transporter system, the hemolysin transport system, for efficient protein secretion in Escherichia coli (E.(More)
Excretory over-expression of Bacillus sp. G1 cyclodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase) in Escherichia coli: Optimization of the cultivation conditions by response surface methodology Po Kim Lo a, Osman Hassan b, Arshad Ahmad c, Nor Muhammad Mahadi d, Rosli Md. Illias a,∗ a Department of Bioprocess Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources(More)
The cyclodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase, EC 2.4.1.19) gene from Bacillus sp. G1 was successfully isolated and cloned into Escherichia coli. Analysis of the nucleotide sequence revealed the presence of an open reading frame of 2,109 bp and encoded a 674 amino acid protein. Purified CGTase exhibited a molecular weight of 75 kDa and had optimum activity at(More)
Living organisms have some common and unique strategies to response to thermal stress. However, the amount of data on thermal stress response of certain organism is still lacking, especially psychrophilic yeast from the extreme habitat. Therefore, it is not known whether psychrophilic yeast shares the common responses of other organisms when exposed to(More)
BACKGROUND Cold-adapted enzymes are proteins produced by psychrophilic organisms that display a high catalytic efficiency at extremely low temperatures. Chitin consists of the insoluble homopolysaccharide β-(1, 4)-linked N-acetylglucosamine, which is the second most abundant biopolymer found in nature. Chitinases (EC 3.2.1.14) play an important role in(More)
The hemolysin transport system was found to mediate the release of cyclodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase) into the extracellular medium when it was fused to the C-terminal 61 amino acids of HlyA (HlyAs(61)). To produce an improved-secretion variant, the hly components (hlyAs, hlyB and hlyD) were engineered by directed evolution using error-prone PCR. Hly(More)
Cutinase belongs to a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of esters and triglycerides. Structural studies on the enzyme from Fusarium solani have revealed the presence of a classic catalytic triad that has been implicated in the enzyme's mechanism. We have solved the crystal structure of Glomerella cingulata cutinase in the absence and in the(More)
Escherichia coli—the powerhouse for recombinant protein production—is rapidly gaining status as a reliable and efficient host for secretory expression. An improved understanding of protein translocation processes and its mechanisms has inspired and accelerated the development of new tools and applications in this field and, in particular, a more efficient(More)
The structure of BPSL1549, a protein of unknown function from Burkholderia pseudomallei, reveals a similarity to Escherichia coli cytotoxic necrotizing factor 1. We found that BPSL1549 acted as a potent cytotoxin against eukaryotic cells and was lethal when administered to mice. Expression levels of bpsl1549 correlate with conditions expected to promote or(More)