The Comparative Role of Exoglucosidase and Cellobiase in Glucose Formation from Cellulose
In the last few years, the Laboratory of Chemical Enzymology in Moscow State University has been conducting intensive studies of kinetics and mechanisms of enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic materials. Among the problems that ought to be resolved within the framework of this research program (1,2) is the role of the individual components of cellulase complexes from various sources in hydrolysis of soluble and insoluble cellulase derivatives. The aim of this contribution is to present some of our ideas and results on the comparative role of exo-1,4-β-glucosidase and cellobiase in glucose formation from cellulose in the presence of other cellulase components.
KeywordsCotton Linter Cellulose Conversion Endoglucanase Activity Insoluble Substrate Cellulase Preparation
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