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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Han RZ, Li JH, Shin HD, Chen RR, Du GC, Liu L, Chen J
Article Title: Recent advances in discovery, heterologous expression, and molecular engineering of cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase for versatile applications.
Publication date: 2014
Journal: Biotechnology Advances
Volume: 32
Issue: (2)
Page numbers: 415-428.
DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2013.12.004
Alternative URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0734975013002218

Abstract: Cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase (CGTase) is an important enzyme with multiple functions, in particular the production of cyclodextrins. It is also widely applied in baking and carbohydrate glycosylation because it participates in various types of catalytic reactions. New applications are being found with novel CGTases being isolated from various organisms. Heterologous expression is performed for the overproduction of CGTases to meet the requirements of these applications. In addition, various directed evolution techniques have been applied to modify the molecular structure of CGTase for improved performance in industrial applications. In recent years, substantial progress has been made in the heterologous expression and molecular engineering of CGTases. In this review, we systematically summarize the heterologous expression strategies used for enhancing the production of CGTases. We also outline and discuss the molecular engineering approaches used to improve the production, secretion, and properties (e.g., product and substrate specificity, catalytic efficiency, and thermal stability) of CGTase
Template and target information: Review - cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase, bioimprinting
Author keywords: Cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase (CGTase), Heterologous expression, Molecular modification, DIRECTED EVOLUTION


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