Cellulases from Thermophilic Fungi: Recent Insights and Biotechnological Potential

Abstract

Thermophilic fungal cellulases are promising enzymes in protein engineering efforts aimed at optimizing industrial processes, such as biomass degradation and biofuel production. The cloning and expression in recent years of new cellulase genes from thermophilic fungi have led to a better understanding of cellulose degradation in these species. Moreover, crystal structures of thermophilic fungal cellulases are now available, providing insights into their function and stability. The present paper is focused on recent progress in cloning, expression, regulation, and structure of thermophilic fungal cellulases and the current research efforts to improve their properties for better use in biotechnological applications.

DOI: 10.4061/2011/308730

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@inproceedings{Li2011CellulasesFT, title={Cellulases from Thermophilic Fungi: Recent Insights and Biotechnological Potential}, author={Duo-chuan Li and An-Na Li and Anastassios C Papageorgiou}, booktitle={Enzyme research}, year={2011} }