Purification and characterization of a thermostable aliphatic amidase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus yayanosii CH1

Amidases catalyze the hydrolysis of amides to free carboxylic acids and ammonia. Hyperthermophilic archaea are a natural reservoir of various types of thermostable enzymes. Here, we report the purification and characterization of an amidase from Pyrococcus yayanosii CH1, the first representative of a strict-piezophilic hyperthermophilic archaeon that… (More)