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Yalan Guo, Zhen Gao, Jiaxing Xu, Siyuan Chang, Bin Wu, Bingfang He
A GH30-8 endoxylanase was identified from an environmental Bacillus subtilis isolate following growth selection on aspen wood glucuronoxylan. The putative endoxylanase was cloned for protein expression and characterization in the Gram-positive protease deficient protein expression host B. subtilis WB800. The extracellular activity obtained was 55 U/mL, which was 14.5-fold higher than that obtained with the native species. The apparent molecular mass of BsXyn30 was estimated as 43 kDa by SDS-PAGE. BsXyn30 showed an optimal activity at pH 7...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Changhe Ding, Mengxing Li, Yuqi Hu
As an industrially important biological macromolecule, xylanase hydrolyzes xylan to produce xylooligosaccarides (XOS). XOS, with a degree of polymerization (DP) 2 to 4, are important prebiotics used as food ingredients. In this study, xylanase (5536 U/g substrate) was produced by Pichia stipitis using corncob and wheat bran mixture under solid state fermentation. Crude xylanase were purified and biochemically characterized. XOS hydrolyzed by crude and purified xylanases were quantified. Molecular weight of the purified enzyme was around 31...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Omar Eduardo Tovar-Herrera, Adriana Mayrel Martha-Paz, Yordanis Pérez-LLano, Elisabet Aranda, Juan Enrique Tacoronte-Morales, María Teresa Pedroso-Cabrera, Katiushka Arévalo-Niño, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Ramón Alberto Batista-García
Lignocellulose represents the most abundant source of carbon in the Earth. Thus, fraction technology of the biomass turns up as an emerging technology for the development of biorefineries. Saccharification and fermentation processes require the formulation of enzymatic cocktails or the development of microorganisms (naturally or genetically modified) with the appropriate toolbox to produce a cost-effective fermentation technology. Therefore, the search for microorganisms capable of developing effective cellulose hydrolysis represents one of the main challenges in this era...
May 21, 2018: MicrobiologyOpen
Xianwei Zhang, Zicong Li, Huaqiang Yang, Dewu Liu, Gengyuan Cai, Guoling Li, Jianxin Mo, Dehua Wang, Cuili Zhong, Haoqiang Wang, Yue Sun, Junsong Shi, Enqin Zheng, Fanming Meng, Mao Zhang, Xiaoyan He, Rong Zhou, Jian Zhang, Miaorong Huang, Ran Zhang, Ning Li, Mingzhe Fan, Jinzeng Yang, Zhenfang Wu
In pig production, inefficient feed digestion causes excessive nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen to be released to the environment. To address the issue of environmental emissions, we established transgenic pigs harboring a single-copy quad-cistronic transgene and simultaneously expressing three microbial enzymes, β-glucanase, xylanase, and phytase in the salivary glands. All the transgenic enzymes were successfully expressed, and the digestion of non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) and phytate in the feedstuff was enhanced...
May 22, 2018: ELife
Siqi Wang, Guangming Zhang, Panyue Zhang, Xiaowen Ma, Fan Li, Haibo Zhang, Xue Tao, Junpei Ye, Mohammad Nabi
Rumen fluid, formed in rumen of ruminants, includes a complex microbial population of bacteria, protozoa, fungi and archaea, and has high ability to degrade lignocellulosic biomass. In this study, rumen fluid was used to ferment grass clipping for enhancing the hydrolysis and acidification of organic matters. Results showed that strict anaerobic condition, higher grass clipping content and smaller particle size of grass clipping were beneficial to the hydrolysis and acidification of organics. The increase of SCOD and total VFA concentration respectively reached 24...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
Tiago T Dos Santos, Helen V Masey O'Neill, Gemma González-Ortiz, Daniel Camacho-Fernández, Carlos López-Coello
The interaction of xylanase, protease and superdosing (1,500 FTU/kg) phytase in a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial arrangement was studied in broilers fed sorghum-based diets. A total of 2,800 one-day-old unsexed Ross 308 chicks were housed in 56 pens with 50 birds per pen, with or without inclusion of xylanase, protease and phytase, totaling 8 treatments and 7 replicates per treatment. Body weight (BW) and feed intake (FI) were measured at 21 and 42 days of age, and mortality corrected feed conversion ratio (FCR) was calculated for each period and cumulatively...
June 2017: Animal nutrition
Mohamed Roslan Mohamad Ikubar, Musaalbakri Abdul Manan, Madihah Md Salleh, Adibah Yahya
In current practice, oil palm frond leaflets and stems are re-used for soil nutrient recycling, while the petioles are typically burned. Frond petioles have high commercialization value, attributed to high lignocellulose fiber content and abundant of juice containing free reducing sugars. Pressed petiole fiber is the subject of interest in this study for the production of lignocellulolytic enzyme. The initial characterization showed the combination of 0.125 mm frond particle size and 60% moisture content provided a surface area of 42...
May 2018: 3 Biotech
Long Chen, Wei Gu, Hai-Yan Xu, Gui-Lian Yang, Xiao-Feng Shan, Guang Chen, Yuan-Huan Kang, Chun-Feng Wang, Ai-Dong Qian
Genomes of 24 sequenced Bacillus velezensis strains were characterized to identity shared and unique genes of lignocellulolytic enzymes and predict potential to degrade lignocellulose. All 24 strains had genes that encoded lignocellulolytic enzymes, with potential to degrade cellulose and hemicelluloses. Several lignocellulosic genes related to cellulose degradation were universally present, including one GH5 (endo-1,4-β-glucanase), one GH30 (glucan endo-1,6-β-glucosidase), two GH4 (6-phospho-β-glucosidase, 6-phospho-α-glucosidase), one GH1 (6-phospho-β-galactosidase), one GH16 (β-glucanase) and three GH32 (two sucrose-6-phosphate hydrolase and levanase)...
May 2018: 3 Biotech
Alaa Wazeri, Mohamed Elsamadony, Sophie Le Roux, Pascal Peu, Ahmed Tawfik
The aim of this study is to assess the potentials of using mixed culture bacteria incorporated with different concentrations of NaHCO3 for hydrogen production from water hyacinth (WH). The lowest hydrogen yield (HY) of 30.4 ± 1.9 mL/gTVS , H2 content (HC) of 19.5 ± 1.5% and hydrogenase enzyme (HE) activity of 0.06 ± 0.01 mgM.Breduced /min were registered for the cultures without supplementation of NaHCO3 . The HY, HC, and HE activity were maximized at levels of 69.2 ± 4.3 mL/gTVS, 58...
May 8, 2018: Bioresource Technology
Shuddhodana, Munishwar N Gupta, Virendra S Bisaria
Development of industrially potent cellulolytic enzymes is one of the greatest challenges faced in lignocellulosic feed-stock based bio-refining. In the current work cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEAs) of commercial cellulase mix were successfully prepared and their performance to be used as potential industrial enzymes in terms of stability and wheat straw hydrolysis was evaluated. The CLEAs were more stable compared to native enzymes with half-lives being 2.30-, 1.56-, 3.07- and 1.67-fold higher at 70°C for filter paper activity (FPA), endoglucanase, β-glucosidase and xylanase, respectively...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Connie Gallardo, Julio Cezar Dadalt, Messias Alves Trindade Neto
The study was conducted to determine the effects of multicarbohydrase (MC) preparation (700 U α-galactosidase, 2,200 U galactomannanase, 3,000 U xylanase, and 22,000 U β-glucanase per kg of diet) and phytase (Phy, 500 FTU per kg of diet) supplementation on the nutritive value of wheat bran (WB) in broiler chicks. Trial 1 determined retention of nutrients and apparent metabolizable energy corrected by nitrogen (AMEn). One reference diet (RD) protein-free (85% corn based) was fortified to determine the WB nutrient retention coefficient...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
Atta K Agyekum, Maria C Walsh, Elijah Kiarie, Jason S Sands, Charles Martin Nyachoti
Xylanase is commonly added to pig diets rich in arabinoxylans to promote nutrient utilization and growth. However, high doses of xylanase could release high amounts of xylose in the upper gut, which could have negative nutritional and metabolic implications. However, the amount of xylose to elicit such adverse effects is not clear. Thus, two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of dietary xylose on the growth performance and portal-drained viscera (PDV) fluxes of glucose (GLU), urea-N (BUN), insulin production, and O2 consumption in growing pigs...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
Karthik Periyasamy, Laishram Santhalembi, Gerard Mortha, Marc Aurousseau, Agnes Boyer, Sivanesan Subramanian
Enzyme cocktails of reusable, highly-stable cellulolytic enzymes play an inevitable role in bioconversion of biomass to biofuels economically. Cellulase, xylanase and β-1,3-glucanase bound silica-amine functionalized iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (ISN-CLEAs) were prepared and used as the biocatalyst for the depolymerization of cellulosic biomass into monomeric sugar in the present study. The Fe3 O4 -NPs and Fe3 O4 @SiO2 -NH2 -NPs and ISN-CLEAs had an average hydrodynamic size of 82.2 nm, 86.4 nm and 976...
May 9, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Liangkun Long, Meijuan Xu, Yuexin Shi, Qunying Lin, Jing Wang, Shaojun Ding
Two new endo-1,4-beta-xylanases encoding genes EpXyn1 and EpXyn3 were isolated from mesophilic fungus Eupenicillium parvum 4-14. Based on analysis of catalytic domain and phylogenetic trees, the xylanases EpXYN1 (404 aa) and EpXYN3 (220 aa) belong to glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 10 and 11, respectively. Both EpXYN1 and EpXYN3 were successfully expressed in Pichia pastoris and the recombinant enzymes were characterized using beechwood xylan, birchwood xylan, or oat spelt xylan as substrates, respectively...
May 9, 2018: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Xiangping Kong, Jing Du, Xiaomei Ye, Yonglan Xi, Hongmei Jin, Min Zhang, Dong Guo
The major obstacle of methane production from lignocellulose lies in the inefficient deconstruction of biomass. In this study, an anaerobic microbial consortium TC-5 was enriched with high lignocellulose-degradation capacity to enhance methane production from wheat straw. High degradation ratio of 45.7% of un-pretreated wheat straw was achieved due to a multi-species lignocellulolytic enzyme presented in the crude culture supernatant. The specific activity of xylanase, xylan esterase and β-xylosidase reached the highest level of 4...
April 22, 2018: Bioresource Technology
Angela Boyce, Gary Walsh
A locally isolated strain of Aspergillus niger van Tieghem was found to produce thermostable β-xylosidase activity. The enzyme was purified by cation and anion exchange and hydrophobic interaction chromatography. Maximum activity was observed at 70-75 °C and pH 4.5. The enzyme was found to be thermostable retaining 91 and 87% of its original activity after incubation for 72 h at 60 and 65 °C, respectively, with 52% residual activity detected after 18 h at 70 °C. Available data indicates that the purified β-xylosidase is more thermostable over industrially relevant prolonged periods at high temperature than those reported from other A...
May 5, 2018: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
C Wang, Q Liu, G Guo, W J Huo, C X Pei, S L Zhang, H Wang
This study evaluated the effects of dietary concentrate levels and 2-methylbutyrate (2MB) supplementation on performance, ruminal fermentation, bacteria abundance, microbial enzyme activity and urinary excretion of purine derivatives (PD) in steers. Eight ruminally cannulated Simmental steers (12 months of age; 389 ± 3.7 kg of body weight) were used in a replicated 4 × 4 Latin square design with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement. Moderate-concentrate (400 g/kg diet [MC]) or high-concentrate (600 g/kg diet [HC]) diets were fed with or without 2MB (0 g/day [2MB-] or 15...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Ali Rohman, Niels van Oosterwijk, Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, Bauke W Dijkstra
Complete degradation of the xylan backbone of hemicellulosic plant cell walls requires the synergistic action of endo-xylanases and β-1,4-xylosidases. While endo-xylanases produce xylooligosaccharides from xylan, β-1,4-xylosidases degrade the xylooligosaccharides into xylose monomers. The glycoside hydrolase family 43 β-1,4-xylosidase from Geobacillus thermoleovorans IT-08 is a promising, heat stable catalyst for the saccharification of hemicellulosic material into simple fermentable sugars, but it is competitively inhibited by its products arabinose and xylose...
2018: PloS One
Brady D Lee, William A Apel, Peter P Sheridan, Linda C DeVeaux
Background: Metabolism of carbon bound in wheat arabinoxylan (WAX) polysaccharides by bacteria requires a number of glycoside hydrolases active toward different bonds between sugars and other molecules. Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius is a Gram-positive thermoacidophilic bacterium capable of growth on a variety of mono-, di-, oligo-, and polysaccharides. Nineteen proposed glycoside hydrolases have been annotated in the A. acidocaldarius Type Strain ATCC27009/DSM 446 genome. Experiments were performed to understand the effect of monosaccharides on gene expression during growth on the polysaccharide, WAX...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
Sunny Sharma, Vishal Sharma, Parushi Nargotra, Bijender Kumar Bajaj
Huge industrial application potential of xylanases is stalled due to lack of process suitable characteristics like thermostability, broad range pH stability, and high catalytic efficiency in the available enzymes. Current study presents the first ever report of a pH stable (pH 6-11) and thermostable (80-100 °C) xylanase from a novel strain of Aspergillus terreus S9. The xylanase was purified to homogeneity (6.67-fold) by ammonium sulphate precipitation, ion exchange chromatography, and molecular exclusion chromatography...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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