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Applied and environmental microbiology

Purification, characterization, gene cloning, and sequencing of a new beta-glucosidase from Bacillus circulans subsp. alkalophilus.


PMID 8481013

Abstract

An intracellular beta-glucosidase was purified from cell extracts of Bacillus circulans subsp. alkalophilus by NAD affinity and high-performance anion-exchange chromatographies. The enzyme was active against a wide range of aryl-beta-glucosides and beta-linked disaccharides. The structural gene for beta-glucosidase was cloned in Escherichia coli. The beta-glucosidase gene consisted of an open reading frame of 1,350 bp encoding a protein of 450 amino acids with a calculated M(r) of 51,303. The enzyme exhibited from 45 to 66% identity with five bacterial beta-glucosidases.

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