Promotion of efficient Saccharification of crystalline cellulose by Aspergillus fumigatus Swo1.

@article{Chen2010PromotionOE,
  title={Promotion of efficient Saccharification of crystalline cellulose by Aspergillus fumigatus Swo1.},
  author={Xin-ai Chen and Nobuhiro Ishida and Nemuri Todaka and Risa Nakamura and Jun-ichi Maruyama and Haruo Takahashi and Katsuhiko Kitamoto},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 8},
  pages={2556-61}
}
Swollenin is a protein from Trichoderma reesei that has a unique activity for disrupting cellulosic materials, and it has sequence similarity to expansins, plant cell wall proteins that have a loosening effect that leads to cell wall enlargement. In this study we cloned a gene encoding a swollenin-like protein, Swo1, from the filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, and designated the gene Afswo1. AfSwo1 has a bimodular structure composed of a carbohydrate-binding module family 1 (CBM1) domain… CONTINUE READING