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- Lee, Charles C.; Wong, Dominic W. S.; Robertson, George H.
- Protein journal 2005 v.24 no.1 pp. 21
- Lentinula edodes; genes; xylanases; molecular cloning; gene expression; enzyme activity; enzyme kinetics; enzymatic hydrolysis; xylan
- ... Hemicellulose represents a rich source of biomass that can be converted into useful chemical feedstocks. One of the main components of hemicellulose is xylan, a polymer of xylose residues. Xylanase enzymes that hydrolyze xylan are therefore of great commercial interest. We have cloned a gene (xyn11A) that encodes a 283-amino acid xylanase enzyme from the fungus Lentinula edodes. The enzyme has a p ...