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Title: Purification, characterization and structural analysis of an abundant beta-1,3-glucanase from banana fruit
Authors: Peumans, W J ×
Barre, A
Derycke, V
Rougé, P
Zhang, W
May, G D
Delcour, Jan
Van Leuven, Freddy
Van Damme, E J #
Issue Date: Mar-2000
Series Title: European Journal of Biochemistry vol:267 issue:4 pages:1188-95
Abstract: An abundant, catalytically active beta-1,3-endoglucanase (EC 3.2.1. 39) has been isolated from the pulp of ripe bananas. Biochemical analysis of the purified protein, molecular modelling, and molecular cloning of the corresponding gene indicate that this banana enzyme closely resembles previously characterized plant beta-glucanases with respect to its amino-acid sequence, structure and biological activity. The results described in this paper demonstrate both the occurrence of an abundant active beta-1,3-endoglucanases in fruits and also readdress the question of the possible involvement of these enzymes in the ripening and/or softening process.
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ISSN: 0014-2956
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Associated Laboratories - miscellaneous (-)
Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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