A cDNA encoding 1,2-α-D-mannosidase mds1 from Trichoderma reesei was cloned. The largest open reading frame occupied 1571 bp. The predicted sequence contains 523 amino acid residues for a calculated molecular mass of 56 266 Da and shows high similarity to the amino acid sequences of 1,2-α-D-mannosidases from Aspergillus saitoi and Penicillium citrinum (51.6 and 51.0% identity, respectively). T. reesei mannosidase was produced as a recombinant enzyme in the yeast Pichia pastoris. Replacement of the N-terminal part with the prepro-signal peptide of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae α-mating factor resulted in high amounts of secreted enzyme. A three-step purification protocol was designed and the enzymatic properties were analysed. The enzyme was characterized as a class-I mannosidase. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
- Trichoderma reesei