Hemicellulose-degrading enzymes

Roderick I Mackie (Inventor), Isaac Cann (Inventor), Shinichi Kiyonari (Inventor), Yejun Han (Inventor), Dylan Dodd (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present disclosure provides methods for the conversion of hemicellulose into fermentable sugars using enzymes isolated from Prevotella bryantii. Hemicellulose-degrading enzymes include an endoxylanase, a β-xylosidase, a bifunctional β-xylosidase and β-glucosidase, a bifunctional arabinofuranosidase and β-xylosidase, a glucuronidase, and an acetyl xylan esterase. The enzymes can be used to release sugars present in hemicellulose for subsequent fermentation to produce value-added products such as ethanol.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number9012186
StatePublished - Apr 21 2015


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