Exchanging the active site between phytases for altering the functional properties of the enzyme.

By using a novel consensus approach, we have previously managed to generate a fully synthetic phytase, consensus phytase-1, that was 15-26 degrees C more thermostable than the parent fungal phytases used in its design (Lehmann et al., 2000). We now sought to use the backbone of consensus phytase-1 and to modify its catalytic properties. This was done by… CONTINUE READING