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Lipases are versatile biocatalysts that can perform innumerable different reactions. Their enantio-, chemo- and stereo-selective nature makes them an important tool in the area of organic synthesis. Unlike other hydrolases that work in aqueous phase, lipases are unique as they act at the oil/water interface. Besides being lipolytic, lipases also possess(More)
Two new lipases, LIP14 and LIP18, along with LIP8 from Yarrowia lipolytica MSR80 were functionally expressed as extracellular proteins with an IgG tag using Escherichia coli HB101 pEZZ18 host vector system. Each enzyme had an optimal activity at pH 7 and 40 °C and was activated by 6 mM Ca2+ and 90 % (v/v) non-polar solvents but inhibited by 10 mM of each(More)
Strains of Bacillus thuringiensis produce insecticidal proteins. These strains have been isolated from diverse ecological niches, such as soil, phylloplane, insect cadavers and grain dust. To effectively propagate, these strains produce a range of molecules that facilitate its multiplication in a competing environment. In this report, we have examined(More)
An extracellular keratinase from Bacillus pumilus KS12 was purified by DEAE ion exchange chromatography. It was a 45 kDa monomer as determined by SDS PAGE analysis. It was found to be an alkaline, serine protease with pH and temperature optima of 10 and 60°C, respectively. It was thiol activated with two- and eight-fold enhancement in presence of 10 mM DTT(More)
Keratinases are well-recognized enzymes with the unique ability to attack highly cross-linked, recalcitrant structural proteins such as keratin. Their potential in environmental clean-up of huge amount of feather waste has been well established since long. Today, they have gained importance in various other biotechnological and pharmaceutical applications.(More)
γ-Glutamyl transpeptidase of a thermo-acidophilic archaeon Picrophilus torridus was cloned and expressed using E. coli Rosetta-pET 51b(+) expression system. The enzyme was expressed at 37 °C/200 rpm with γ-GT production of 1.99 U/mg protein after 3 h of IPTG induction. It was improved nearby 10-fold corresponding to 18.92 U/mg protein in the presence of 2 %(More)
In this study thermostable keratinase rK27 of Bacillus pumilus KS12 was expressed and secreted in Bacillus subtilis WB980 expression system under the control of xylose promoter (PxylA). The concentration of the recombinant keratinase rK27 produced by B. subtilis reached 4,432 U/mL after 24 h of culture at 37 °C and 200 rpm with 0.5 % xylose at an initial(More)
γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) is a bi-substrate enzyme conserved in all three domains of life. It catalyzes the cleavage and transfer of γ-glutamyl moiety of glutathione to either water (hydrolysis) or substrates like peptides (transpeptidation). GGTs exhibit great variability in their enzyme kinetics although the mechanism of catalysis is conserved.(More)
One of the major issues with heterologous production of proteins in Pichia pastoris X33 under AOX1 promoter is repeated methanol induction. To obviate repeated methanol induction, methyl esters were used as a slow release source of methanol in lipase expressing mut+ recombinant. Experimental design was based on the strategy that in presence of lipase,(More)
A novel lipase gene TAlipC was isolated from Trichosporon asahii MSR54 and functionally expressed in Pichia pastoris. The protein was His-tagged and purified to homogeneity by affinity chromatography. Sequence comparison revealed a high homology with lipases from Cryptococcus sp. It had a GX type oxyanion hole and a GHSLG-type conserved penta-peptide(More)
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