Biomass-binding peptides designed by molecular evolution for efficient degradation of cellulose in biomass by cellulase

Hikaru Nakazawa, Akinori Ikeuchi, Do Myoung Kim, Yuri Ishigaki, Hidetaka Asano, Katsunori Kouda, Izumi Kumagai, Mitsuo Umetsu

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Abstract

Molecular evolution was used to generate capping molecules that selectively bound to the noncellulose components in cellulosic biomass and facilitated access of cellulolytic enzymes to the substrate components. The peptides, which were selected by means of a phage-display method, strongly promoted the enzymatic degradation of cellulose components in the biomass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-369
Number of pages5
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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