Loosenin, a novel protein with cellulose-disrupting activity from Bjerkandera adusta

  title={Loosenin, a novel protein with cellulose-disrupting activity from Bjerkandera adusta},
  author={Rosa Estela Quiroz-Casta{\~n}eda and Claudia Mart{\'i}nez-Anaya and Laura In{\'e}s Cuervo-Soto and Lorenzo Segovia and Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol},
  booktitle={Microbial cell factories},
BACKGROUND Expansins and expansin-like proteins loosen cellulose microfibrils, possibly through the rupture of intramolecular hydrogen bonds. Together with the use of lignocellulolytic enzymes, these proteins are potential molecular tools to treat plant biomass to improve saccharification yields. RESULTS Here we describe a new type of expansin-related fungal protein that we have called loosenin. Its corresponding gene, loos1, from the basidiomycete Bjerkandera adusta, was cloned and… CONTINUE READING
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