Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 9, Issue 12, pp 881–886 | Cite as

Characterization of the purified multifunctional cellulase component of Penicillium funiculosum

  • N. A. Sahasrabudhe
  • A. H. Lachke
  • P. K. Ranjekar


The endoglucanase component (CMCase I) ofPenicilliumfuniculosum cellulase was purified to apparent homogeneity by ultrafiltration and gel chromatography. It consists of a single polypeptide chain with a molecular weight of 56000 and is a glycoprotein. Viscometric and end-product analysis revealed the randomness of enzyme action. Multifunctional characteristic of CMCase I was studied with various carbohydrate substrates.


Cellulase Cellobiose Avicel Xylanase Activity Pullulan 


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© Science and Technology Letters 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Sahasrabudhe
    • 1
  • A. H. Lachke
    • 1
  • P. K. Ranjekar
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Biochemical SciencesNational Chemical LaboratoryPuneIndia

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