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Cellulose is the major polysaccharide of plants where it plays a predominantly structural role. A variety of highly specialized microorganisms have evolved to produce enzymes that either synergistically or in complexes can carry out the complete hydrolysis of cellulose. The structure of the major cellobiohydrolase, CBHI, of the potent cellulolytic fungus(More)
Heterologous expression of T. reesei cellobiohydrolase Cel7A in a methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris was tested both under the P. pastoris alcohol oxidase (AOX1) promoter and the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAP) promoter in a fermentor. Production of Cel7A with the AOX1 promoter gave a better yield, although part of the enzyme expressed was(More)
A novel endoglucanase from Trichoderma reesei, EGIII, has been purified and its catalytic properties have been studied. The gene for that enzyme (egl3) and cDNA have been cloned and sequenced. The deduced EGIII protein shows clear sequence homology to a Schizophyllum commune enzyme (M. Yaguchi, personal communication), but is very different from the three(More)
Fungal cellobiohydrolases are unique enzymes capable of degrading highly ordered crystalline cellulose. We present here the isolation and complete sequence analysis of the chromosomal and cDNA copies of the structural gene (cbh2) coding for one of the major cellobiohydrolases (CBH II) of Trichoderma reesei. We also present data on expression of the cbh2(More)
Xyloglucan transglycosylases (XETs) have been implicated in many aspects of cell wall biosynthesis, but their function in vascular tissues, in general, and in the formation of secondary walls, in particular, is less well understood. Using an in situ XET activity assay in poplar stems, we have demonstrated XET activity in xylem and phloem fibers at the stage(More)
Cellulose-binding domains (CBDs) form distinct functional units of most cellulolytic enzymes. We have compared the cellulose-binding affinities of the CBDs of cellobiohydrolase I (CBHI) and endoglucanase I (EGI) from the fungus Trichoderma reesei. The CBD of EGI had significantly higher affinity than that of CBHI. Four variants of the CBHI CBD were made in(More)
The roles of the residues in the catalytic trio Glu212-Asp214-Glu217 in cellobiohydrolase I (CBHI) from Trichoderma reesei have been investigated by changing these residues to their isosteric amide counterparts. Three mutants, E212Q, D214N and E217Q, were constructed and expressed in T. reesei. All three point mutations significantly impair the catalytic(More)
Detailed information has been obtained, by means of protein X-ray crystallography, on how a cellulose chain is bound in the cellulose-binding tunnel of cellobiohydrolase I (CBHI), the major cellulase in the hydrolysis of native, crystalline cellulose by the fungus Trichoderma reesei. Three high-resolution crystal structures of different catalytically(More)
A scheme is proposed for designating enzymes that hydrolyse the polysaccharides in the cell walls of plants. These enzymes are predominantly beta-1,4-glycanases. The scheme is based on the classification of the catalytic domains of glycoside hydrolases into families of related amino acid sequences. The new designation for an enzyme indicates its family and,(More)
The enzymatic degradation of cellulose is an important process, both ecologically and commercially. The three-dimensional structure of a cellulase, the enzymatic core of CBHII from the fungus Trichoderma reesei reveals an alpha-beta protein with a fold similar to but different from the widely occurring barrel topology first observed in triose phosphate(More)