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Alginate lyases are important tools for oligosaccharide preparation, medical treatment, and energy bioconversion. Numerous alginate lyases have been elucidated. However, relatively little is known about their substrate degradation patterns and product-yielding properties, which is a limit to wider enzymatic applications and further enzyme improvements.(More)
A metagenomic library was prepared using pCC2FOS vector containing about 3.0 Gbp of community DNA from the microbial assemblage of activated sludge. Screening of a part of the un-amplified library resulted in the finding of 1 unique lipolytic clone capable of hydrolyzing tributyrin, in which an esterase gene was identified. This esterase/lipase gene(More)
Lyases cleave glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in an eliminative mechanism and are important tools for the structural analysis and oligosaccharide preparation of GAGs. Various GAG lyases have been identified from terrestrial but not marine organisms even though marine animals are rich in GAGs with unique structures and functions. Herein we isolated a novel GAG(More)
Due to its compatibility with protease activity at high concentration, sodium deoxycholate (SDC) can be used to effectively improve the solubilization and enzymolysis of membrane proteins and has received increasing attention in the field of membrane proteome analysis in recent years. SDC can be removed from digests by means of acidification followed by(More)
UNLABELLED Exo-type agarases release disaccharide units (3,6-anhydro-l-galactopyranose-α-1,3-d-galactose) from the agarose chain and, in combination with endo-type agarases, play important roles in the processive degradation of agarose. Several exo-agarases have been identified. However, their substrate-degrading patterns and corresponding mechanisms are(More)
Direct measurements of the radical reaction products following the electrochemical and photochemical oxidation and reduction of a metallophthalocyanine pi-ring are reported. Electrospray mass spectrometry was used to detect the presence of the anion zinc(II) (1,4,8,11,15,18,22,25-octafluoro, 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24-octaperfluoroisopropylphthalocyanine(More)
This paper describes the analysis procedure and results for environmental herbicide samples by a negative ESI LC-MS/MS method. After the preparation of aqueous and soil samples, the extracts are directly injected into a high performance liquid chromatography system coupled to negative eletrospray ionization (ESI-) tandem mass spectrometry. The sample(More)
Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain A601 is a marine bacterium with excellent polysaccharide-degrading capabilities. Here, we present a high-quality draft genome sequence of strain A601 with a size of approximately 4.89 Mb and a mean G+C content of 40.0%. Various putative polysaccharide-degrading genes were found in the draft genome.
We studied the effects of several medicinal insects on biosynthesis of polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum in submerged culture. The results showed that the medicinal insect, Catharsius molossus at 5 g/L significantly promoted the biosynthesis of intracellular polysaccharides (IPS) and extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) of G. lucidum, and compared with(More)
A marine bacterium Vibrio sp. QY102 with high alginate-degrading activity was isolated from surface of sargassum. The alginate lyase recovered from culture supernatant was purified to electrophoretic homogeneity by a procedure of 0.22 microm membrane filtration, DEAE-sepharose ion-exchange and Superdex75 gel filtration chromatography. The molecular mass of(More)