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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 113–118 | Cite as

High-level expression of an endoxylanase gene from Bacillus sp. in Bacillus subtilis DB104 for the production of xylobiose from xylan

  • K. J. Jeong
  • I. Y. Park
  • M. S. Kim
  • S. C. Kim
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Abstract

To produce xylobiose from xylan, high-level expression of an endoxylanase gene from Bacillus sp. was carried out in Bacillus subtilis DB104. A 1.62-kb SmaI DNA fragment, coding for an endoxylanase of Bacillus sp., was ligated into the Escherichia coli/B. subtilis shuttle vector pJH27Δ88, producing pJHKJ4, which was subsequently transformed into B. subtilis DB104. A maximum endoxylanase activity of 105 U/ml was obtained from the supernatant of B. subtilis DB104 harboring pJHKJ4. The endoxylanase was purified to homogeneity by ion-exchange chromatography and the production profile of xylooligosaccharides from xylan by the endoxylanase was examined by HPLC with a carbohydrate analysis column. Xylobiose was the major product from xylan at 40 °C and its proportion in the xylan hydrolyzates increased with the reaction time; at 12 h, over 60% of the reaction products was xylobiose. These results suggest that xylobiose, which has a stimulatory effect on the selective growth of the intestinal bacterium Bifidobacterium, can be mass-produced effectively by the endoxylanase of Bacillus sp. cloned in B. subtilis.

Keywords

Bacillus Bacillus Subtilis Analysis Column Intestinal Bacterium Shuttle Vector 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Jeong
    • 1
  • I. Y. Park
    • 1
  • M. S. Kim
    • 2
  • S. C. Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1, Kusong-dong Yusong-ku, Taejon 305-701, Korea Tel.: +82 42 869 2619 Fax: +82 42 869 2610 e-mail: sckim@sorak.kaist.ac.krKR
  2. 2.Korea Institute of Energy Research, Biomass Team, Taejon 305-343, KoreaKR

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