Biochemical characterization of an L-xylulose reductase from Neurospora crassa

Nikhil Nair, Huimin Zhao

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

An L-xylulose reductase identified from the genome sequence of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa was heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli as a His6 tag fusion protein, purified, and characterized. The enzyme may be used in the production of xylitol from the major pentose components of hemicellulosic waste, D-xylose and L-arabinose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2001-2004
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Biochemical characterization of an L-xylulose reductase from Neurospora crassa'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this