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Title : Complete decomposition of poly(ethylene terephthalate) by crude PET hydrolytic enzyme produced in Pichia pastoris - Chen_2024_Chem.Eng.J_481_148418
Author(s) : Chen CC , Li X , Min J , Zeng Z , Ning Z , He H , Long X , Niu D , Peng R , Liu X , Yang Y , Huang JW , Guo RT
Ref : Chemical Engineering Journal , 481 :148418 , 2024
Abstract : Using enzymes to decompose poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) is an attractive strategy to the sustainable utilization of PET, and an effective production platform of PET degrading enzyme is a prerequisite to achieve this goal. Here, we exploited the industrial yeast strain Pichia pastoris to produce a potent PET hydrolase termed FAST-PETase, whose performance was further elevated by removing two N-linked glycosylations through molecular engineering. The expression of the yielded variant, FAST-PETase-212/277, was elevated by antibiotics selection and chaperon co-expression to exceed 3 g/L in a 30-L fermenter. Notably, the crude fermentation product can be directly applied to decompose PET without purification. More than 95 % postconsumer PET can be achieved by 0.5 mgenzyme gPET-1 in 24 h in a 10-L reaction system in a reactor. These results demonstrate the economic viability of producing PET hydrolytic enzyme with modern fermentation facilities for large scale PET decomposition.
ESTHER : Chen_2024_Chem.Eng.J_481_148418
PubMedSearch : Chen_2024_Chem.Eng.J_481_148418
Gene_locus related to this paper: idesa-peth

Title : Complete bio-degradation of poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) via engineered cutinases - Yang_2023_Nat.Commun_14_1645
Author(s) : Yang Y , Min J , Xue T , Jiang P , Liu X , Peng R , Huang JW , Qu Y , Li X , Ma N , Tsai FC , Dai L , Zhang Q , Liu Y , Chen CC , Guo RT
Ref : Nat Commun , 14 :1645 , 2023
Abstract : Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT), a polyester made of terephthalic acid (TPA), 1,4-butanediol, and adipic acid, is extensively utilized in plastic production and has accumulated globally as environmental waste. Biodegradation is an attractive strategy to manage PBAT, but an effective PBAT-degrading enzyme is required. Here, we demonstrate that cutinases are highly potent enzymes that can completely decompose PBAT films in 48 h. We further show that the engineered cutinases, by applying a double mutation strategy to render a more flexible substrate-binding pocket exhibit higher decomposition rates. Notably, these variants produce TPA as a major end-product, which is beneficial feature for the future recycling economy. The crystal structures of wild type and double mutation of a cutinase from Thermobifida fusca in complex with a substrate analogue are also solved, elucidating their substrate-binding modes. These structural and biochemical analyses enable us to propose the mechanism of cutinase-mediated PBAT degradation.
ESTHER : Yang_2023_Nat.Commun_14_1645
PubMedSearch : Yang_2023_Nat.Commun_14_1645
PubMedID: 36964144
Gene_locus related to this paper: idesa-peth , thefu-q6a0i4

Title : Substrate-Binding Mode of a Thermophilic PET Hydrolase and Engineering the Enzyme to Enhance the Hydrolytic Efficacy - Zeng_2022_ACS.Catal_12_3033
Author(s) : Zeng W , Li X , Yang Y , Min J , Huang JW , Liu W , Niu D , Yang X , Han X , Zhang L , Dai L , Chen CC , Guo RT
Ref : ACS Catal , 12 :3033 , 2022
Abstract : Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is among the most extensively produced plastics, but huge amounts of PET wastes that have accumulated in the environment have become a serious threat to the ecosystem. Applying PET hydrolytic enzymes to depolymerize PET is an attractive measure to manage PET pollution, and searching for more effective enzymes is a prerequisite to achieve this goal. A thermostable cutinase that originates from the leaf-branch compost termed ICCG is the most effective PET hydrolase reported so far. Here, we illustrated the crystal structure of ICCG in complex with the PET analogue, mono(2-hydroxyethyl)terephthalic acid, to reveal the enzyme-substrate interaction network. Furthermore, we applied structure-based engineering to modify ICCG and screened for variants that exhibit higher efficacy than the parental enzyme. As a result, several variants with the measured melting temperature approaching 99 C and elevated PET hydrolytic activity were obtained. Finally, crystallographic analyses were performed to reveal the structural stabilization effects mediated by the introduced mutations. These results are of importance in the context of understanding the mechanism of action of the thermostable PET hydrolytic enzyme and shall be beneficial to the development of PET biodegradation platforms.
ESTHER : Zeng_2022_ACS.Catal_12_3033
PubMedSearch : Zeng_2022_ACS.Catal_12_3033
Gene_locus related to this paper: 9bact-g9by57

Title : Biochemical characterization and molecular docking analysis of novel esterases from Sphingobium chungbukense DJ77 - Shin_2021_Int.J.Biol.Macromol_168_403
Author(s) : Shin WR , Um HJ , Kim YC , Kim SC , Cho BK , Ahn JY , Min J , Kim YH
Ref : Int J Biol Macromol , 168 :403 , 2021
Abstract : We identified three novel microbial esterase (Est1, Est2, and Est3) from Sphingobium chungbukense DJ77. Multiple sequence alignment showed the Est1 and Est3 have distinct motifs, such as tetrapeptide motif HGGG, a pentapeptide sequence motif GXSXG, and catalytic triad residues Ser-Asp-His, indicating that the identified enzymes belong to family IV esterases. Interestingly, Est1 exhibited strong activity toward classical esterase substrates, p-nitrophenyl ester of short-chain fatty acids and long-chain. However, Est3 did not exhibit any activity despite having high sequence similarity and sharing the identical catalytic active residues with Est1. Est3 only showed hydrolytic degradation activity to polycaprolactone (PCL). MOE-docking prediction also provided the parameters consisting of binding energy, molecular docking score, and molecular distance between substrate and catalytic nucleophilic residue, serine. The engineered mutEst3 has hydrolytic activity for a variety of esters ranging from p-nitrophenyl esters to PCL. In the present study, we demonstrated that MOE-docking simulation provides a valuable insight for facilitating biocatalytic performance.
ESTHER : Shin_2021_Int.J.Biol.Macromol_168_403
PubMedSearch : Shin_2021_Int.J.Biol.Macromol_168_403
PubMedID: 33321136
Gene_locus related to this paper: 9sphn-a0a0m3arp9 , 9sphn-a0a0m3amz8

Title : General features to enhance enzymatic activity of poly(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolysis - Chen_2021_Nat.Catal_4_425
Author(s) : Chen CC , Han X , Li X , Jiang P , Niu D , Ma L , Liu W , Li S , Qu Y , Hu H , Min J , Yang Y , Zhang L , Zeng W , Huang JW , Dai L , Guo RT , Chen, CC
Ref : Nature Catalysis , 4 :425 , 2021
Abstract : Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) is the most abundant polyester plastic and a major contributor to plastic pollution. IsPETase, from the PET-assimilating bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis, is a unique PET-hydrolytic enzyme that shares high sequence identity to canonical cutinases, but shows substrate preference towards PET and exhibits higher PET-hydrolytic activity at ambient temperature. Structural analyses suggest that IsPETase harbours a substrate-binding residue, W185, with a wobbling conformation and a highly flexible W185-locating beta6-beta7 loop. Here, we show that these features result from the presence of S214 and I218 in IsPETase, whose equivalents are strictly His and Phe, respectively, in all other homologous enzymes. We found that mutating His/Phe residues to Ser/Ile could enhance the PET-hydrolytic activity of several IsPETase-like enzymes. In conclusion, the Ser/Ile mutations should provide an important strategy to improve the activity of potential PET-hydrolytic enzymes with properties that may be useful for various applications.
ESTHER : Chen_2021_Nat.Catal_4_425
PubMedSearch : Chen_2021_Nat.Catal_4_425
Gene_locus related to this paper: 9burk-a0a1f4jxw8 , idesa-peth

Title : Preoperative environment enrichment preserved neuroligin 1 expression possibly via epigenetic regulation to reduce postoperative cognitive dysfunction in mice - Min_2021_CNS.Neurosci.Ther__
Author(s) : Min J , Lai Z , Wang H , Zuo Z
Ref : CNS Neurosci Ther , : , 2021
Abstract : AIMS: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a common and significant syndrome. Our previous studies have shown that surgery reduces dendritic arborization and spine density and that environment enrichment (EE) reduces POCD. Neuroligin 1 is a postsynaptic protein involved in the formation of postsynaptic protein complex. This study was designed to determine the role of neuroligin 1 in the protection of EE against POCD and the mechanisms for EE to affect neuroligin 1 expression. METHODS: Eight-week-old C57BL/6J male mice with or without EE for 3, 7, or 14 days had right carotid artery exposure under isoflurane anesthesia. An anti-neuroligin 1 antibody at 1.5 microg/mouse was injected intracerebroventricularly at one and two weeks before the surgery. Mice were subjected to the Barnes maze and fear conditioning tests from one week after the surgery. Cerebral cortex and hippocampus were harvested after surgery. RESULTS: Mice with surgery had poorer performance in the Barnes maze and fear conditioning tests than control mice. EE for 2 weeks, but not EE for 3 or 7 days, improved the performance of surgery mice in these tests. Surgery reduced neuroligin 1 in the hippocampus. Preoperative EE for 2 weeks attenuated this reduction. The anti-neuroligin 1 antibody worsened the performance of mice with surgery plus EE in the Barnes maze and fear conditioning tests. Surgery increased histone deacetylase activity and decreased the acetylated histone in the hippocampus. EE attenuated these surgery effects. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that preoperative EE for 2 weeks reduces POCD. This effect may be mediated by preserving neuroligin 1 expression via attenuating surgery-induced epigenetic dysregulation in the brain.
ESTHER : Min_2021_CNS.Neurosci.Ther__
PubMedSearch : Min_2021_CNS.Neurosci.Ther__
PubMedID: 34882968

Title : Five novel and highly efficient endophytic fungi isolated from Huperzia serrata expressing huperzine A for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease - Wen-Xia_2020_Appl.Microbiol.Biotechnol_104_9159
Author(s) : Wen-Xia H , Zhong-Wen H , Min J , Han Z , Wei-Ze L , Li-Bin Y , Fei L , Lu H , Ning Z , Xiao-Feng L
Ref : Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology , 104 :9159 , 2020
Abstract : Huperzine A (Hup A) is an important drug for treating Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mainly extracted from the Huperzia serrata (Thunb.) Trevis. (Lycopodiaceae) (HS). Nevertheless, the content of Hup A in HS is very low of 0.007% with growing circle of 8 to 10 years, and the chemical synthesis of Hup A still has some insurmountable limitations in the industrialized production. So, the available resources of Hup A for clinical treatment of AD are scarce. The purpose of this work was to construct a biosynthesis platform based on the endophytic fungi from HS. In this work, five endophytic fungi Mucor racemosus NSH-D, Mucor fragilis NSY-1, Fusarium verticillioides NSH-5, Fusarium oxysporum NSG-1, and Trichoderma harzianum NSW-V were firstly found and isolated from the Chinese folk medicine HS, which were identified according to their morphological characteristics and nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS sequences. The highest efficient fungus could effectively biosynthesize Hup A in a liquid culture of 319.8 +/- 0.17 mg/L which were 112 times higher than that of other reported conventional endophytic fungi. Moreover, these fungi with higher hereditary stability could possess the initial expressing ability of Hup A after 40 generations, and the expressed Hup A from these biosynthesis systems has prior physicochemical properties, a better inhibition activity of acetylcholinesterase and a lower cytotoxicity compared with the listed active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of Hup A. These results provide promising alternative resources for producing Hup A at an industrial scale by biosynthesis, and it may also shed light on millions of AD patients. KEY POINTS: Five novel endophytic fungi with high stability could highly express prior Hup A Graphical abstract.
ESTHER : Wen-Xia_2020_Appl.Microbiol.Biotechnol_104_9159
PubMedSearch : Wen-Xia_2020_Appl.Microbiol.Biotechnol_104_9159
PubMedID: 32970179

Title : The structure-based optimization of delta-sultone-fused pyrazoles as selective BuChE inhibitors - Zhang_2020_Eur.J.Med.Chem_201_112273
Author(s) : Zhang Z , Min J , Chen M , Jiang X , Xu Y , Qin H , Tang W
Ref : Eur Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 201 :112273 , 2020
Abstract : Structure-based optimization was conducted to improve the potency and selectivity of BuChE inhibitors with delta-sulfonolactone-fused pyrazole scaffold. By mimicking the hydrophobic interactions of donepezil at PAS, the introduction of a tertiary benzylamine at 5-position can significantly increase BuChE inhibitory activity. Compounds C4 and C6 were identified as high selective nanomolar BuChE inhibitors (IC50 = 8.3 and 7.7 nM, respectively), which exhibited mild antioxidant capacity, nontoxicity, lipophilicity and neuroprotective activity. Kinetic studies showed that BuChE inhibition of compound C6 was mixed-type against BuChE (Ki = 24 nM) and >2000-fold selectivity for BuChE over AChE. The proposed binding mode of new inhibitors was consistent with the results of structure-activity relationship analysis.
ESTHER : Zhang_2020_Eur.J.Med.Chem_201_112273
PubMedSearch : Zhang_2020_Eur.J.Med.Chem_201_112273
PubMedID: 32569925

Title : Conjugated Linoleic Triacylglycerols Exhibit Superior Lymphatic Absorption Than Free Conjugate Linoleic Acids and Have Antiobesity Properties - Woo_2016_J.Med.Food_19_486
Author(s) : Woo H , Chung MY , Kim J , Kong D , Min J , Choi HD , Choi IW , Kim IH , Noh SK , Kim BH
Ref : J Med Food , 19 :486 , 2016
Abstract : This study aimed to compare lymphatic absorption of conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) in the triacylglycerol (TAG) or free fatty acid (FFA) form and to examine the antiobesity effects of different doses of CLAs in the TAG form in animals. Conjugated linoleic TAGs (containing 70.3 wt% CLAs; CLA-TAG) were prepared through lipase-catalyzed esterification of glycerol with commercial CLA mixtures (CLA-FFA). Lymphatic absorption of CLA-TAG and CLA-FFA was compared in a rat model of lymphatic cannulation. Greater amounts of cis-9,trans-11 and trans-10,cis-12 CLAs were detected in the collected lymph from a lipid emulsion containing CLA-TAG. This result suggests that CLA-TAG has greater capacity for lymphatic absorption than does CLA-FFA. The antiobesity efficacy of CLA-TAG at different doses was examined in mice with diet-induced obesity. A high-fat diet (HFD) for 12 weeks caused a significant increase in body weight and epididymal and retroperitoneal fat weights, which were significantly decreased by 2% dietary supplementation (w/w) with CLA-TAG. CLA-TAG at 2% significantly attenuated the HFD-induced upregulation of serum TAG, but led to hepatomegaly and exacerbated HFD-induced hypercholesterolemia. CLA-TAG at 1% significantly attenuated upregulation of retroperitoneal fat weight and significantly increased liver weight, which was decreased by the HFD. Nonetheless, the liver weight in group "HFD +1% CLA-TAG" was not significantly different from that of normal diet controls. CLA-TAG at 1% significantly reduced serum TAG levels and did not exacerbate HFD-induced hypercholesterolemia. Thus, 1% dietary supplementation with CLA-TAG reduces retroperitoneal fat weight without apparent hepatomegaly, a known side-effect of CLAs in mouse models of obesity.
ESTHER : Woo_2016_J.Med.Food_19_486
PubMedSearch : Woo_2016_J.Med.Food_19_486
PubMedID: 27081749

Title : Whole-genome sequencing of cultivated and wild peppers provides insights into Capsicum domestication and specialization - Qin_2014_Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A_111_5135
Author(s) : Qin C , Yu C , Shen Y , Fang X , Chen L , Min J , Cheng J , Zhao S , Xu M , Luo Y , Yang Y , Wu Z , Mao L , Wu H , Ling-Hu C , Zhou H , Lin H , Gonzalez-Morales S , Trejo-Saavedra DL , Tian H , Tang X , Zhao M , Huang Z , Zhou A , Yao X , Cui J , Li W , Chen Z , Feng Y , Niu Y , Bi S , Yang X , Cai H , Luo X , Montes-Hernandez S , Leyva-Gonzalez MA , Xiong Z , He X , Bai L , Tan S , Liu D , Liu J , Zhang S , Chen M , Zhang L , Zhang Y , Liao W , Wang M , Lv X , Wen B , Liu H , Luan H , Yang S , Wang X , Xu J , Li X , Li S , Wang J , Palloix A , Bosland PW , Li Y , Krogh A , Rivera-Bustamante RF , Herrera-Estrella L , Yin Y , Yu J , Hu K , Zhang Z
Ref : Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A , 111 :5135 , 2014
Abstract : As an economic crop, pepper satisfies people's spicy taste and has medicinal uses worldwide. To gain a better understanding of Capsicum evolution, domestication, and specialization, we present here the genome sequence of the cultivated pepper Zunla-1 (C. annuum L.) and its wild progenitor Chiltepin (C. annuum var. glabriusculum). We estimate that the pepper genome expanded approximately 0.3 Mya (with respect to the genome of other Solanaceae) by a rapid amplification of retrotransposons elements, resulting in a genome comprised of approximately 81% repetitive sequences. Approximately 79% of 3.48-Gb scaffolds containing 34,476 protein-coding genes were anchored to chromosomes by a high-density genetic map. Comparison of cultivated and wild pepper genomes with 20 resequencing accessions revealed molecular footprints of artificial selection, providing us with a list of candidate domestication genes. We also found that dosage compensation effect of tandem duplication genes probably contributed to the pungent diversification in pepper. The Capsicum reference genome provides crucial information for the study of not only the evolution of the pepper genome but also, the Solanaceae family, and it will facilitate the establishment of more effective pepper breeding programs.
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PubMedSearch : Qin_2014_Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A_111_5135
PubMedID: 24591624
Gene_locus related to this paper: capch-q75qh4 , capan-a0a1u8fuf5 , capan-a0a1u8gmz3 , capan-a0a1u8f879 , capan-a0a1u8ftr2 , capan-a0a1u8g8s6

Title : Whole-genome sequencing of Oryza brachyantha reveals mechanisms underlying Oryza genome evolution - Chen_2013_Nat.Commun_4_1595
Author(s) : Chen J , Huang Q , Gao D , Wang J , Lang Y , Liu T , Li B , Bai Z , Luis Goicoechea J , Liang C , Chen C , Zhang W , Sun S , Liao Y , Zhang X , Yang L , Song C , Wang M , Shi J , Liu G , Liu J , Zhou H , Zhou W , Yu Q , An N , Chen Y , Cai Q , Wang B , Liu B , Min J , Huang Y , Wu H , Li Z , Zhang Y , Yin Y , Song W , Jiang J , Jackson SA , Wing RA , Chen M
Ref : Nat Commun , 4 :1595 , 2013
Abstract : The wild species of the genus Oryza contain a largely untapped reservoir of agronomically important genes for rice improvement. Here we report the 261-Mb de novo assembled genome sequence of Oryza brachyantha. Low activity of long-terminal repeat retrotransposons and massive internal deletions of ancient long-terminal repeat elements lead to the compact genome of Oryza brachyantha. We model 32,038 protein-coding genes in the Oryza brachyantha genome, of which only 70% are located in collinear positions in comparison with the rice genome. Analysing breakpoints of non-collinear genes suggests that double-strand break repair through non-homologous end joining has an important role in gene movement and erosion of collinearity in the Oryza genomes. Transition of euchromatin to heterochromatin in the rice genome is accompanied by segmental and tandem duplications, further expanded by transposable element insertions. The high-quality reference genome sequence of Oryza brachyantha provides an important resource for functional and evolutionary studies in the genus Oryza.
ESTHER : Chen_2013_Nat.Commun_4_1595
PubMedSearch : Chen_2013_Nat.Commun_4_1595
PubMedID: 23481403
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Title : The genome of the mesopolyploid crop species Brassica rapa - Wang_2011_Nat.Genet_43_1035
Author(s) : Wang X , Wang H , Wang J , Sun R , Wu J , Liu S , Bai Y , Mun JH , Bancroft I , Cheng F , Huang S , Li X , Hua W , Freeling M , Pires JC , Paterson AH , Chalhoub B , Wang B , Hayward A , Sharpe AG , Park BS , Weisshaar B , Liu B , Li B , Tong C , Song C , Duran C , Peng C , Geng C , Koh C , Lin C , Edwards D , Mu D , Shen D , Soumpourou E , Li F , Fraser F , Conant G , Lassalle G , King GJ , Bonnema G , Tang H , Belcram H , Zhou H , Hirakawa H , Abe H , Guo H , Jin H , Parkin IA , Batley J , Kim JS , Just J , Li J , Xu J , Deng J , Kim JA , Yu J , Meng J , Min J , Poulain J , Hatakeyama K , Wu K , Wang L , Fang L , Trick M , Links MG , Zhao M , Jin M , Ramchiary N , Drou N , Berkman PJ , Cai Q , Huang Q , Li R , Tabata S , Cheng S , Zhang S , Sato S , Sun S , Kwon SJ , Choi SR , Lee TH , Fan W , Zhao X , Tan X , Xu X , Wang Y , Qiu Y , Yin Y , Li Y , Du Y , Liao Y , Lim Y , Narusaka Y , Wang Z , Li Z , Xiong Z , Zhang Z
Ref : Nat Genet , 43 :1035 , 2011
Abstract : We report the annotation and analysis of the draft genome sequence of Brassica rapa accession Chiifu-401-42, a Chinese cabbage. We modeled 41,174 protein coding genes in the B. rapa genome, which has undergone genome triplication. We used Arabidopsis thaliana as an outgroup for investigating the consequences of genome triplication, such as structural and functional evolution. The extent of gene loss (fractionation) among triplicated genome segments varies, with one of the three copies consistently retaining a disproportionately large fraction of the genes expected to have been present in its ancestor. Variation in the number of members of gene families present in the genome may contribute to the remarkable morphological plasticity of Brassica species. The B. rapa genome sequence provides an important resource for studying the evolution of polyploid genomes and underpins the genetic improvement of Brassica oil and vegetable crops.
ESTHER : Wang_2011_Nat.Genet_43_1035
PubMedSearch : Wang_2011_Nat.Genet_43_1035
PubMedID: 21873998
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Title : The sequence and de novo assembly of the giant panda genome - Li_2010_Nature_463_311
Author(s) : Li R , Fan W , Tian G , Zhu H , He L , Cai J , Huang Q , Cai Q , Li B , Bai Y , Zhang Z , Zhang Y , Wang W , Li J , Wei F , Li H , Jian M , Nielsen R , Li D , Gu W , Yang Z , Xuan Z , Ryder OA , Leung FC , Zhou Y , Cao J , Sun X , Fu Y , Fang X , Guo X , Wang B , Hou R , Shen F , Mu B , Ni P , Lin R , Qian W , Wang G , Yu C , Nie W , Wang J , Wu Z , Liang H , Min J , Wu Q , Cheng S , Ruan J , Wang M , Shi Z , Wen M , Liu B , Ren X , Zheng H , Dong D , Cook K , Shan G , Zhang H , Kosiol C , Xie X , Lu Z , Li Y , Steiner CC , Lam TT , Lin S , Zhang Q , Li G , Tian J , Gong T , Liu H , Zhang D , Fang L , Ye C , Zhang J , Hu W , Xu A , Ren Y , Zhang G , Bruford MW , Li Q , Ma L , Guo Y , An N , Hu Y , Zheng Y , Shi Y , Li Z , Liu Q , Chen Y , Zhao J , Qu N , Zhao S , Tian F , Wang X , Wang H , Xu L , Liu X , Vinar T , Wang Y , Lam TW , Yiu SM , Liu S , Huang Y , Yang G , Jiang Z , Qin N , Li L , Bolund L , Kristiansen K , Wong GK , Olson M , Zhang X , Li S , Yang H
Ref : Nature , 463 :311 , 2010
Abstract : Using next-generation sequencing technology alone, we have successfully generated and assembled a draft sequence of the giant panda genome. The assembled contigs (2.25 gigabases (Gb)) cover approximately 94% of the whole genome, and the remaining gaps (0.05 Gb) seem to contain carnivore-specific repeats and tandem repeats. Comparisons with the dog and human showed that the panda genome has a lower divergence rate. The assessment of panda genes potentially underlying some of its unique traits indicated that its bamboo diet might be more dependent on its gut microbiome than its own genetic composition. We also identified more than 2.7 million heterozygous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the diploid genome. Our data and analyses provide a foundation for promoting mammalian genetic research, and demonstrate the feasibility for using next-generation sequencing technologies for accurate, cost-effective and rapid de novo assembly of large eukaryotic genomes.
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PubMedSearch : Li_2010_Nature_463_311
PubMedID: 20010809
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Title : Immobilization of cross-linked lipase aggregates onto magnetic beads for enzymatic degradation of polycaprolactone - Kim_2010_J.Basic.Microbiol_50_218
Author(s) : Kim M , Park JM , Um HJ , Lee DH , Lee KH , Kobayashi F , Iwasaka Y , Hong CS , Min J , Kim YH
Ref : J Basic Microbiol , 50 :218 , 2010
Abstract : Candida rugosa lipase was immobilized on amino-functionalized magnetic supports via cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEA) and used to enhance the enzymatic degradation of polycaprolactone (PCL). The maximum amounts of lipase immobilized on the magnetic beads using glutaraldehyde as a coupling agent were determined to be 33.7 mg/g of beads with an 81% recovery of activity after immobilization. Compared to the free enzyme, the immobilized lipase showed the optimum pH at 1 unit higher (pH 8.0) and also retained its enzymatic activity at higher temperatures. There was 62.9% retention of lipase activity after 30 consecutive reuses, indicating its stability and reusability in aqueous media. Moreover, the immobilized lipase maintained more than 80% of its initial activity during 30 days storage period, while the free lipase lost all under same condition. In addition, the immobilized lipase showed a more than 6-fold increase in biodegradability over the free lipase when the immobilized lipase was used to degrade PCL in a batch system. Higher thermal and storage stability, as well as good durability after repeated use of the immobilized lipase CLEA, highlights its potential applicability as large scale continuous systems for the enzymatic degradation of PCL.
ESTHER : Kim_2010_J.Basic.Microbiol_50_218
PubMedSearch : Kim_2010_J.Basic.Microbiol_50_218
PubMedID: 20473952

Title : Enhanced degradation and toxicity reduction of dihexyl phthalate by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi cutinase - Kim_2007_J.Appl.Microbiol_102_221
Author(s) : Kim YH , Seo HS , Min J , Kim YC , Ban YH , Han KY , Park JS , Bae KD , Gu MB , Lee J
Ref : J Appl Microbiol , 102 :221 , 2007
Abstract : AIMS: This research aims to investigate the efficiency of two lipolytic enzymes--fungal cutinase and yeast esterase--upon the biodegradation of dihexyl phthalate (DHP).
METHOD AND RESULTS: During the enzymatic degradation of DHP dissolved in methanol, several degradation products were detected and their time-course changes were monitored using GC/MS. The DHP-degradation rate of cutinase was surprisingly high; i.e. almost 70% of the initial DHP (500 mg l(-1)) was decomposed within 4.5 h. Although the same amount of esterase was employed, more than 85% of the DHP remained after 3 days. Almost all the DHP was converted by cutinase into 1,3-isobenzofurandione (IBF), whereas hexyl methyl phthalate and IBF were abundantly produced by esterase. In addition, the toxicities of the DHP-degraded products by esterase were evaluated using various recombinant bioluminescent bacteria, which caused oxidative and protein damage, whereas the hydrolysis products from cutinase never caused any cellular damage in the methanol-containing reaction system.
CONCLUSIONS: Cutinase starts to act as a DHP-degrader much earlier and faster than esterase, with high stability in ester-hydrolytic activity, therefore a plausible approach to the practical application of cutinase for DHP degradation in the DHP-contaminated environments may be possible. SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: This study describes the enhanced degradation and detoxification of DHP using Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi cutinase.
ESTHER : Kim_2007_J.Appl.Microbiol_102_221
PubMedSearch : Kim_2007_J.Appl.Microbiol_102_221
PubMedID: 17184338
Gene_locus related to this paper: fusox-CUT

Title : Accelerated degradation of dipentyl phthalate by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi cutinase and toxicity evaluation of its degradation products using bioluminescent bacteria - Ahn_2006_Curr.Microbiol_52_340
Author(s) : Ahn JY , Kim YH , Min J , Lee J
Ref : Curr Microbiol , 52 :340 , 2006
Abstract : The efficiency of two lipolytic enzymes (fungal cutinase and yeast esterase) in the degradation of dipentyl phthalate (DPeP) was investigated. The DPeP degradation rate of fungal cutinase was surprisingly high, i.e., almost 60% of the initial DPeP (500 mg/L) was decomposed within 2.5 hours, and nearly 40% of the degraded DPeP disappeared within the initial 15 minutes. With the yeast esterase, despite the same concentration, >87% of the DPeP remained even after 3 days of treatment. The final chemical composition after 3 days was significantly dependent on the enzyme used. During degradation with cutinase, most DPeP was converted into 1,3-isobenzofurandione (IBF) by diester hydrolysis. However, in the degradation by esterase, pentyl methyl phthalate, in addition to IBF, was produced in abundance. Toxicity monitoring using various recombinant bioluminescent bacteria showed that the degradation products from yeast esterase contained a toxic hazard, causing oxidative stress and damage to protein synthesis.
ESTHER : Ahn_2006_Curr.Microbiol_52_340
PubMedSearch : Ahn_2006_Curr.Microbiol_52_340
PubMedID: 16586026
Gene_locus related to this paper: fusox-CUT

Title : Biodegradation of dipropyl phthalate and toxicity of its degradation products: a comparison of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi cutinase and Candida cylindracea esterase - Kim_2005_Arch.Microbiol_184_25
Author(s) : Kim YH , Min J , Bae KD , Gu MB , Lee J
Ref : Arch Microbiol , 184 :25 , 2005
Abstract : The efficiency of two lypolytic enzymes (fungal cutinase, yeast esterase) in the degradation of dipropyl phthalate (DPrP) was investigated. The DPrP-degradation rate of fungal cutinase was surprisingly high, i.e., almost 70% of the initial DPrP (500 mg/l) was decomposed within 2.5 h and nearly 50% of the degraded DPrP disappeared within the initial 15 min. With the yeast esterase, despite the same concentration, more than 90% of the DPrP remained even after 3 days of treatment. During the enzymatic degradation of DPrP, several DPrP-derived compounds were detected and time-course changes in composition were also monitored. The final chemical composition after 3 days was significantly dependent on the enzyme used. During degradation with fungal cutinase, most DPrP was converted into 1,3-isobenzofurandione (IBF) by diester hydrolysis. However, in the degradation by yeast esterase, propyl methyl phthalate (PrMP) was produced in abundance in addition to IBF. The toxic effects of the final degradation products were investigated using various recombinant bioluminescent bacteria. As a result, the degradation products (including PrMP) from yeast esterase severely caused oxidative stress and damage to protein synthesis in bacterial cells, while in the fungal cutinase processes, DPrP was significantly degraded to non-toxic IBF after the extended period (3 days).
ESTHER : Kim_2005_Arch.Microbiol_184_25
PubMedSearch : Kim_2005_Arch.Microbiol_184_25
PubMedID: 16059706
Gene_locus related to this paper: fusox-CUT

Title : Optical organophosphorus biosensor consisting of acetylcholinesterase\/viologen hetero Langmuir-Blodgett film - Choi_2001_Biosens.Bioelectron_16_937
Author(s) : Choi JW , Kim YK , Lee IH , Min J , Lee WH
Ref : Biosensors & Bioelectronics , 16 :937 , 2001
Abstract : The fiber-optic biosensor consisting of an acetylcholinesterase (AChE)-immobilized Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film was developed to detect organophosphorus compounds in contaminated water. The sensing scheme was based on the decrease of yellow product, o-nitrophenol, from a colorless substrate, o-nitrophenyl acetate, due to the inhibition by organophosphorus compounds on AChE. Absorbance change of the product as the output of enzyme reaction was detected and the light was guided through the optical fibers. The enzyme portion of the sensor system was fabricated by the LB technique for formation of the enzyme film. AChE-immobilized LB film was formed by adsorbing the enzyme molecules onto a viologen monolayer using the electrostatic force. The proposed kinetics for irreversible inhibition of organophosphorus compounds on AChE agreed well with the experimental data. The surface topography of AChE-immobilized LB film was investigated by atomic force microscope (AFM). The immobilized AChE had the maximum activity at pH 7. The proposed biosensor could successfully detect the organophosphorus compounds up to 2 ppm and the response time to steady signal of the sensor was about 10 min.
ESTHER : Choi_2001_Biosens.Bioelectron_16_937
PubMedSearch : Choi_2001_Biosens.Bioelectron_16_937
PubMedID: 11679273