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Thermostable enzymes as biocatalysts in the biofuel industry.
Lignocellulose is the most abundant carbohydrate source in nature and represents an ideal renewable energy source. Thermostable enzymes that hydrolyze lignocellulose to its component sugars haveExpand
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Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of steam exploded wheat straw pretreated with alkaline peroxide
The cellulose content of substrate is one of the most important factors for ethanol production from lignocellulose. To increase the cellulose content of substrate and ethanol yield in SimultaneousExpand
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Characterization of beta-glucosidase from corn stover and its application in simultaneous saccharification and fermentation.
  • Y. Han, H. Chen
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Bioresource technology
  • 1 September 2008
Purification and characterization of beta-glucosidase from corn stover was performed and the enzyme was tried in SSF to evaluate the suitability of plant glycosyl hydrolases in lignocelluloseExpand
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Biochemical and Structural Insights into Xylan Utilization by the Thermophilic Bacterium Caldanaerobius polysaccharolyticus*
Background: Caldanaerobius polysaccharolyticus is a thermophile with a hemicellulose utilization gene cluster. Results: The cluster is induced by xylan. The ligand-binding cleft of XBP1 is optimizedExpand
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Synergism between corn stover protein and cellulase
Abstract A cellulase synergistic protein named Zea h was purified from fresh postharvest corn stover through sequential treatments. The purified Zea h was homogeneous by PAGE and SDS-PAGEExpand
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Reconstitution of a Thermostable Xylan-Degrading Enzyme Mixture from the Bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii
ABSTRACT Xylose, the major constituent of xylans, as well as the side chain sugars, such as arabinose, can be metabolized by engineered yeasts into ethanol. Therefore, xylan-degrading enzymes thatExpand
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Characterization of hemicellulase and cellulase from the extremely thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor owensensis and their potential application for bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass
BackgroundPretreatment is currently the common approach for improving the efficiency of enzymatic hydrolysis on lignocellulose. However, the pretreatment process is expensive and will produceExpand
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Epimerase (Msed_0639) and Mutase (Msed_0638 and Msed_2055) Convert (S)-Methylmalonyl-Coenzyme A (CoA) to Succinyl-CoA in the Metallosphaera sedula 3-Hydroxypropionate/4-Hydroxybutyrate Cycle
ABSTRACT Crenarchaeotal genomes encode the 3-hydroxypropionate/4-hydroxybutyrate (3-HP/4-HB) cycle for carbon dioxide fixation. Of the 13 enzymes putatively comprising the cycle, several of them,Expand
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A multifunctional thermophilic glycoside hydrolase from Caldicellulosiruptor owensensis with potential applications in production of biofuels and biochemicals
BackgroundThermophilic enzymes have attracted much attention for their advantages of high reaction velocity, exceptional thermostability, and decreased risk of contamination. Exploring efficientExpand
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