A previously unknown endoglucanase encoded by the C. thermocellum gene was isolated from the recombinant strain of E. coli (pKNE-102). The purification procedure included ammonium sulfate precipitation, heat treatment, chromatography on a polyvinyl matrix (Toyopearl HW-50F) and chromatofocusing on a high performance Mono P HR 5/20 column. Sodium dodecyl sulfate electrophoresis analysis of the Toyopearl HW-50F effluent revealed two protein bands with Mr of 41 kDa and 42 kDa. These protein components differed also by their pI values (4.45, and 4.40, respectively) and could be separated by chromatofocusing. Both components were found to be active and exhibited similar enzymatic properties as well as high thermal stability.
|Publication status||Published - 1991|