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Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Report Findings in Protein Stability

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Protein Stability. According to news originating from New Delhi, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A spray-dried powder formulation obtained from the fermentation broth of the fungus has been developed. The effect of different additives (carriers and binders) on thermal deactivation of xylanase has been evaluated at 60 degrees C. Addition of carriers and binders improves half-life by 6.6-7.0 folds, whereas the synergistic effect of carrier and binder enhances the half-life by 27.5 folds."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Technology, "Under the optimized conditions of the spray-drying process, retention of 99.4% specific activity is obtained with the maximum powder recovery of 62.4% at 140/65.2 degrees C inlet/outlet temperature. The final spray dried powder produced is found to be brownish, free flowing and non-hygroscopic."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The shelf-life of spray-dried powder is 202 days at 30 degrees C, making it industrially useful product."

For more information on this research see: Spray-drying of xylanase from thermophilic fungus Melanocarpus albomyces-Effect of carriers and binders on enzyme stability. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, 2014;21(2):89-95. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology can be contacted at: Natl Inst Science Communication-Niscair, Dr K S Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110 012, India (see also Protein Stability).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from G. Gupta, Indian Inst Technol Delhi, Dept. of Biochem Engn & Biotechnol, New Delhi 110016, India. Additional authors for this research include V. Sahai, S. Mishra and R.K. Gupta.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Xylanase, New Delhi, Enzyme Stability, Protein Stability, Enzymes and Coenzymes

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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