Expression of a bacterial xylanase in Trichoderma reesei under the egl2 and cbh2 glycosyl hydrolase gene promoters

Shingo Miyauchi, V. S. Te'o, Peter L. Bergquist, K. M Helena Nevalainen*

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Expression vectors were constructed for Trichoderma reesei using the promoters, secretion signals and the modular structure of the efficiently expressed and secreted cellulase enzymes EGL2 (Cel5A) and CBH2 (Cel6A) as a prelude to establishing a platform where a gene of interest can be expressed under several promoters simultaneously. The designs featured (i) EGL2. sigpro (. egl2 promoter and secretion signal), (ii) EGL2. cbmlin (. egl2 promoter, secretion signal, EGL2 cellulose binding module and linker), (iii) CBH2. sigpro (. cbh2 promoter and secretion signal) and (iv) CBH2. cbmlin (. cbh2 promoter, secretion signal, CBH2 cellulose binding module and linker). Recombinant vectors were introduced individually into the high protein-secreting T. reesei RUT-C30 strain to generate single-promoter transformants expressing the Dictyoglomus thermophilum xynB gene that encodes a thermophilic xylanase enzyme (XynB). Ten transformants producing XynB representing each of the four different types of vectors were selected for further testing and the highest XynB production was achieved from a transformant containing 1-2. copies of the EGL2. cbmlin vector. Best xylanase producers did not show any particular pattern in terms of the number of gene copies and their mode of integration into the chromosomal DNA. Transformants generated with the cbmlin-type vectors produced multiple forms of XynB which were decorated with various N- and O-glycans. One of the O-glycans was identified as hexuronic acid, whose presence had not been observed previously in the glycosylation patterns of T. reesei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-530
Number of pages8
JournalNew Biotechnology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2013

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