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State Key Laboratory of Non-food Biomass Enzyme Technology Details Findings in Glucosidases (Signal peptide of cellulase)

July 15, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Enzymes and Coenzymes. According to news reporting out of Guangxi, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Cellulase is an enzyme playing a crucial role in biotechnology industries ranging from textile to biofuel because of tremendous amount of cellulose produced in plant. In order to improve cellulase productivity, huge resource has been spent in search for good cellulases from microorganism in remote areas and in creation of ideal cellulase by engineering."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the State Key Laboratory of Non-food Biomass Enzyme Technology, "However, not much attention is given to the secretion of cellulases from cell into extracellular space, where a cellulase plays its enzymatic role. In this minireview, the signal peptides, which lead secreted proteins to specific secretion systems and scatter in literature, are reviewed. The patterns of signal peptides are checked against 4,101 cellulases documented in UniProtKB, the largest protein database in the world, to determine how these cellulases are secreted."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Simultaneous review on both literature and cellulases from the database not only provides updated knowledge on signal peptides but also indicates the gap in our research."

For more information on this research see: Signal peptide of cellulase. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2014;98(12):5329-5362. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.M. Yan, Guangxi Academy Sci, State Key Lab Nonfood Biomass Enzyme Technol, Natl Engn Res Center Nonfood Biorefinery, Guangxi Biomass Industrializat Engn InstGuangxi, Nanning 530007, Guangxi, People's Republic of China (see also Enzymes and Coenzymes).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Guangxi, Peptides, Proteins, Cellulases, Proteomics, Glucosidases, Glycoside Hydrolases, Enzymes and Coenzymes, People's Republic of China

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