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Organic solvent tolerant proteases


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Muhamad, Azira and Raja Abdul Rahman, Raja Noor Zaliha and Salleh, Abu Bakar and Basri, Mahiran (2006) Organic solvent tolerant proteases. In: New Lipases and Proteases. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 95-110. ISBN 9781600210686

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The potential advantage of using organic solvents for enzymatic reactions was due to the shift of reaction equilibrium of hydrolytic enzymes towards completion of the synthetic reaction. However, the use of these solvents normally led to loss of most enzyme activities. Therefore, which were naturally stable in the presence organic solvents, were very useful for synthetic reactions. In our laboratory, several organic solvent-tolerant protease producers have been successfully isolated from benzyne-toluene-xylene-ethylbenzene (BTEX) tolerant bacteria. The formulation of physical and nutritional factors affecting the enzymes production have led to the optimizes production of proteases from both Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain K and Bacillus cereus 146, which were stable in organic solvents with Po/w values between4.0 and 8.8. Due to these remarkable properties, strain K protease with a molecular size of 51.0 kDa was further purified by two purification steps and characterized. Complete nucleotide sequences from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain K and Bacillus pumilus 115b were also obtained and analyzed to gain better understanding of its nucleotides which responsible for the enzymes biocatalytic interaction with solvent environment.


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Item Type: Book Section
Call Number: QP609 L5N532
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Keywords: Proteases; Organic solvent
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 16:52
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 10:42
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/31069
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