Biotechnological applications and potential of fungal feruloyl esterases based on prevalence, classification and biochemical diversity

Isabelle Benoit, Etienne G J Danchin, Robert-Jan Bleichrodt, Ronald P de Vries

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    Abstract

    Feruloyl esterases are part of the enzymatic spectrum employed by fungi and other microorganisms to degrade plant polysaccharides. They release ferulic acid and other aromatic acids from these polymeric structures and have received an increasing interest in industrial applications such as in the food, pulp and paper and bio-fuel industries. This review provides an overview of the current knowledge on fungal feruloyl esterases focussing in particular on the differences in substrate specificity, regulation of their production, prevalence of these enzymes in fungal genomes and industrial applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)387-96
    Number of pages10
    JournalBiotechnology Letters
    Volume30
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

    Keywords

    • Aspergillus niger
    • Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases
    • Coumaric Acids
    • Fungi
    • Genome, Fungal
    • Phylogeny
    • Substrate Specificity

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