Kanokkorn Sinma

Shizuoka University, Sizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: An extracellular thermostable xylanase produced by Saccharopolyspora pathumthaniensis S582 was purified 167-fold to homogeneity with a recovery yield of 12%. The purified xylanase appeared as a single protein band on SDS-PAGE, with a molecular mass of 36 kDa. The optimal temperature and pH of the xylanase were 70 °C and 6.5. The enzyme was stable within a pH range of 5.5-10.0. It retained its activity after incubation at 50 °C for 2 h. Its half lives at temperatures of 60 and 70 °C were 180 and 120 min respectively. Hydrolysis of beechwood xylan by the xylanase yielded xylobiose and xylose as major products. The enzyme acted specifically on xylan as an endo-type xylanase, and exhibited a K(m) value of 3.92 mg/mL and a V(max) value of 256 µmol/min/mg. Enzyme activity was completely inhibited by Hg(2+), and was stimulated by Rb(+) and Cs(+). The xylanase gene was cloned from genomic DNA of Saccharopolyspora pathumthaniensis S582 and sequenced. The ORF consisted of 1,107 bp and encoded 368 amino acid residues containing a putative signal peptide of 23 residues. This xylanase is a new member of family (GH) 10 that shows highest identity, of 63.4%, with a putative xylanase from Nocardiopsis dassonvillei subsp. dassonvillei.
    Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 10/2011; 75(10):1957-63. DOI:10.1271/bbb.110353 · 1.06 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Morphological and chemotaxonomic characterization of actinomycete strain S582 isolated from the gut of a termite (Speculitermes sp.) in Pathum Thani Province, Thailand, clearly demonstrated that this strain is a member of the genus Saccharopolyspora. 16S rDNA sequence analysis for the strain supported the assignment of the strain to the genus Saccharopolyspora. The similarity value of sequences between this strain and the closely related species Saccharopolyspora endophytica was 99.5%. The DNA G+C content was 70.2 mol%. DNA-DNA hybridization results (53.3%) and some physiological and biochemical properties indicated that strain S582(T) was distinguished from the phylogenetically closest relatives. Based on these genotypic and phenotypic data, strain S582(T) should be a new species in the genus Saccharopolyspora and the name Saccharopolyspora pathumthaniensis sp. nov. is proposed for the strain. The type strain is S582(T) (=NBRC 104112(T) =BCC 28624(T)).
    The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology 01/2011; 57(2):93-100. DOI:10.2323/jgam.57.93 · 0.94 Impact Factor