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Bg10: A Novel Metagenomics Alcohol-Tolerant and Glucose-Stimulated GH1 SS-Glucosidase Suitable for Lactose-Free Milk Preparation

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Gomes-Pepe, Elisangela Soares ; Machado Sierra, Elwi Guillermo ; Pereira, Mariana Rangel ; Luque Castellane, Tereza Cristina ; de Macedo Lemos, Eliana Gertrudes
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 11, n. 12 DEC 21 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 4

New SS-glucosidases with product (glucose) or ethanol tolerances are greatly desired to make industrial processes more marketable and efficient. Therefore, this report describes the in silico/vitro characterization of Bg10, a metagenomically derived homodimeric SS-glucosidase that exhibited a V-max of 10.81 +/- 0.43 mu M min(-1), K-cat of 175.1 +/- 6.91 min(-1), and K-m of 0.49 +/- 0.12 mM at a neutral pH and 37 degrees C when pNP-SS-D-glucopyranoside was used as the substrate, and the enzyme retained greater than 80% activity within the respective pH and temperature ranges of 6.5 to 8.0 and 35 to 40 degrees C. The enzyme was stimulated by its product, glucose; consequently, the Bg10 activity against 50 and 100 mM of glucose were increased by 36.8% and 22%, respectively, while half of the activity was retained at 350 mM. Moreover, the Bg10 was able to hydrolyse 55% (milk sample) and 100% (purified sugar) of the lactose at low (6 degrees C) and optimum (37 degrees C) temperatures, respectively, suggesting the possibility of further optimization of the reaction for lactose-free dairy production. In addition, the enzyme was able to fully hydrolyse 40 mM of cellobiose at one hour and was tolerant to ethanol up to concentrations of 500 mM (86% of activity), while a 1 M concentration still resulted in 41% residual activity, which could be interesting for biofuel production. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/10981-3 - Analysis and Gene Expression of PKS II and carbohydrases from metagenomic libraries
Grantee:Elisângela Soares Gomes Pepe
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate