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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 14, No. 2, 2011
Bioline Code: ej11014
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2011

 en Biochemical properties of an extracellular β-D-fructofuranosidase II produced by Aspergillus phoenicis under Solid-Sate Fermentation using soy bran as substrate
Rustiguel, Cynthia Barbosa; de Oliveira, Arthur Henrique Cavalcanti; Terenzi, Héctor Francisco; Jorge, João Atílio & Guimarães, Luis Henrique Souza


The filamentous fungus A. phoenicis produced high levels of β-D-fructofuranosidase (FFase) when grown for 72 hrs under Solid-State Fermentation (SSF), using soy bran moistened with tap water (1:0.5 w/v) as substrate/carbon source. Two isoforms (I and II) were obtained, and FFase II was purified 18-fold to apparent homogeneity with 14% recovery. The native molecular mass of the glycoprotein (12% of carbohydrate content) was 158.5 kDa with two subunits of 85 kDa estimated by SDS-PAGE. Optima of temperature and pH were 55ºC and 4.5. The enzyme was stable for more than 1 hr at 50ºC and was also stable in a pH range from 7.0 to 8.0. FFase II retained 80% of activity after storage at 4ºC by 200 hrs. Dichroism analysis showed the presence of random and β-sheet structure. A. phoenicis FFase II was activated by Mn2+, Mg2+ and Co2+, and inhibited by Cu2+, Hg2+ and EDTA. The enzyme hydrolyzed sucrose, inulin and raffinose. K d and Vmax values were 18 mM and 189 U/mg protein using sucrose as substrate.

agroindustrial substrate, Aspergillus, β-D-fructofuranosidase, solid state fermentation, sucrose.

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