Xylanolytic enzymes from fungi and bacteria

A Sunna, G. Antranikian

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Abstract

The development of new analytical techniques and the commercial availability of new substrates have led to the purification and characterization of a large number of xylan-degrading enzymes. Furthermore, the introduction of recombinant DNA technology has resulted in the selection of xylanolytic enzymes that are more suitable for industrial applications. For a successful integration of xylanases in industrial processes, a detailed understanding of the mechanism of enzyme action is, however, required. This review gives an overview of various xylanolytic enzyme systems from bacteria and fungi that have been described recently in more detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-67
Number of pages29
JournalCritical Reviews in Biotechnology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • xylan
  • endoxylanase
  • beta-xylosidase
  • alpha-arabinofuranosidase
  • alpha-glucuronidase
  • esterases
  • synergism
  • ALPHA-L-ARABINOFURANOSIDASE
  • CLOSTRIDIUM-ACETOBUTYLICUM ATCC-824
  • XYLAN-HYDROLYZING ENZYMES
  • BETA-D-XYLOSIDASE
  • BACILLUS-STEAROTHERMOPHILUS T-6
  • FIBROBACTER-SUCCINOGENES S85
  • AEROMONAS-CAVIAE W-61
  • AMINO-ACID-SEQUENCES
  • 2 D-XYLANASES
  • THERMOSTABLE XYLANASE

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