Journal article

Kinetics and thermodynamics of a novel endoglucanase (CMCase) from Gymnoascella citrina produced under solid-state condition.

Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Hamid Rashid, Muhammad Rizwan Javed, Raheela Perveen, Muhammad Aslam Malana

J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol | Published : 2008


Gymnoascella citrina produced two isoforms of endoglucanases (CMCase-I and -capital I, Ukrainiancapital I, Ukrainian) under solid-state condition. Purified CMCase-I was novel because it was apparently holoenzyme in nature. The enzyme was monomeric as its native and subunit mass were almost the same, i.e., 43 and 42 kDa, respectively. Ea for carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) hydrolysis was 36.2 kJ mol(-1). The enzyme was stable over a pH range of 3.5-6.5, while temperature optimum was 55 degrees C. Vmax, Km and k (cat )for CMC hydrolysis were 39 U mg(-1) protein, 6.25 mg CMC mL(-1) and 27.5 s(-1), respectively. The pKa1 and pKa2 of ionizable groups of active site were 2.8 and 7.4, respectively. Th..

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