Cloning, overexpression in Escherichia coli, and characterization of a thermostable fungal acetylxylan esterase from Talaromyces emersonii

Deborah M. Waters, Patrick G. Murray, Yuta Miki, Angel T. Martínez, Maria G. Tuohy, Craig Faulds

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The gene encoding an acetylxylan esterase (AXE1) from the thermophilic ascomycete Talaromyces emersonii was cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli, and characterized. This form of AXE1, rTeAXE1, exhibits increased thermostability and activity at a higher temperature than other known fungal acetyl esterases, thus having huge potential application in biomass bioconversion to high value chemicals or biofuels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3759-3762
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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