Specific Characteristics of Family 45 Endoglucanases from Mucorales in the Use of Textiles and Laundry
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We examined the characteristics of family 45 endoglucanases (glycoside hydrolases family 45; GH45) from Mucorales belonging to Zygomycota in the use of textiles and laundry. The defibrillation activities on lyocell fabric of family 45 endoglucanases from Mucorales, such as RCE1 and RCE2 from <I>Rhizopus oryzae</I>, MCE1 and MCE2 from <I>Mucor circinelloides</I>, and PCE1 from <I>Phycomyces nitens</I>, were much higher than those of the other family 45 endoglucanases. By contrast, family 45 endoglucanases from Mucorales were less resistant to anionic surfactant and oxidizing agent, main components in detergents, than the other family 45 endoglucanases. RCE1 consists of two distinct modules, a catalytic module and a carbohydrate-binding module family 1 (CBM1), and these common specific characteristics were considered to due to the catalytic module, but not to the CBM1.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(4), 1013-1016, 2006-04-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry