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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Beta-D-Xylosidase from Selenomonas Ruminantium: Catalyzed Reactions with Natural and Artificial Substrates

item Jordan, Douglas

Submitted to: Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 2, 2007
Publication Date: May 2, 2007
Citation: Jordan, D.B. 2007. Beta-D-xylosidase from Selenomonas ruminantium: catalyzed reactions with natural and artificial substrates [abstract]. Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. p. 106.

Technical Abstract: Beta-D-xylosidase from Selenomonas ruminantium has been revealed as the best catalyst known for promoting hydrolysis of 1,4-beta-D-xylooligosaccharides, and it has potential utility in saccharification processes. Kinetic parameters, kcat and kcat/Km, are more than 10-fold larger than those reported for the enzyme isolated from other organisms. In cleaving 1,4 glycosidic bonds, the family 43 glycoside hydrolase acts through an inversion mechanism and cleaves a single xylose residue from the nonreducing end of xylooligosaccharides per catalytic cycle without processivity. Three-dimensional structures of homologous GH43 xylosidases indicate that the enzyme active site has only two subsites for recognition of substrate, the two terminal xylosyl residues that share the scissile glycosidic bond. In addition to its xylosidase activity, the enzyme efficiently catalyzes hydrolysis of 4-nitrophenyl-alpha-L-arabinofuranoside. Dependence of catalyzed reactions on pH and inhibition by reaction products were determined.

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