Reports Outline Biotechnology Study Results from Beijing Forestry University (Enhancement of fermentable sugar yield by competitive adsorption of non-enzymatic substances from yeast and cellulase on lignin)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Technology is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Enhancement of enzymatic digestibility by some supplementations could reduce enzyme loading and cost, which is still too high to realize economical production of lignocellulosic biofuels. A recent study indicates that yeast hydrolysates (YH) have improved the efficiency of cellulases on digestibility of furfural residues (FR)."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Beijing Forestry University, "In the current work, the components of YH were separated by centrifugation and size exclusion chromatography and finally characterized in order to better understand this positive effect. A 60.8% of nitrogen of yeast cells was remained in the slurry (YHS) after hydrothermal treatment. In the supernatant of YH (YHL), substances of high molecular weight were identified as proteins and other UV-absorbing compounds, which showed close molecular weight to components of cellulases. Those substances attributed to a synergetic positive effect on enzymatic hydrolysis of FR. The fraction of YHL ranged from 1.19 to 2.19 mL (elution volume) contained over 50% of proteins in YHL and had the best performance in stimulating the release of glucose. Experiment results proved the adsorption of proteins in YHL on lignin. Supplementation of cellulases with YH enhances enzymatic digestibility of FR mainly by a competitive adsorption of non-enzymatic substances on lignin. The molecular weight of these substances has a significant impact on their performance."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Different strategies can be used for a good utilization of yeast cells in terms of biorefinery concept."
For more information on this research see: Enhancement of fermentable sugar yield by competitive adsorption of non-enzymatic substances from yeast and cellulase on lignin. Bmc Biotechnology, 2014;14():21. (BioMed Central - www.biomedcentral.com/; Bmc Biotechnology - www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbiotechnol/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Y. Tang, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include F. Lei, C. Cristhian, Z. Liu, H. Yu and J. Jiang (see also Technology).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Technology, People's Republic of China.
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