Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 313–316 | Cite as

Purification and characterization of an alkaline cellulase from a newly isolated alkalophilic Bacillus sp. HSH-810

  • Ji-Yeon Kim
  • Sung-Ho Hur
  • Jeong-Hwa HongEmail author


An alkaline cellulase from Bacillus sp. HSH-810 was purified 8.7-fold with a 30% yield and a specific activity of 71 U mg−1 protein. It was optimally active at pH 10 and 50 °C and was stable from pH 6 to 10 with more than 60% activity remaining after heating at 60 °C for 60 min. The molecular mass of cellulase was 80 kDa. It was inhibited by 50% by Fe3+ (1 mM) and Mn2+ (0.1 mM) but was relatively insensitive to Hg2+ and Pb2+ at 1 mM.


alkaline cellulase alkalophilic Bacillus sp. characterization purification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Genome Research CenterInje UniversityGimhaeKorea
  2. 2.Division of Food and BiotechnologyDong-eui Institute of TechnologyBusanKorea
  3. 3.School of Food and Life ScienceInje UniversityGimhaeKorea

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