Diversity of fungal feruloyl esterases: updated phylogenetic classification, properties, and industrial applications

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dc.contributor.author Dilokpimol, Adiphol
dc.contributor.author Mäkelä, Miia R
dc.contributor.author Aguilar-Pontes, Maria V
dc.contributor.author Benoit-Gelber, Isabelle
dc.contributor.author Hildén, Kristiina S.
dc.contributor.author de Vries, Ronald P
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-29T03:28:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-29T03:28:06Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-28
dc.identifier.citation Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2016 Oct 28;9(1):231
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/168284
dc.description.abstract Abstract Feruloyl esterases (FAEs) represent a diverse group of carboxyl esterases that specifically catalyze the hydrolysis of ester bonds between ferulic (hydroxycinnamic) acid and plant cell wall polysaccharides. Therefore, FAEs act as accessory enzymes to assist xylanolytic and pectinolytic enzymes in gaining access to their site of action during biomass conversion. Their ability to release ferulic acid and other hydroxycinnamic acids from plant biomass makes FAEs potential biocatalysts in a wide variety of applications such as in biofuel, food and feed, pulp and paper, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. This review provides an updated overview of the knowledge on fungal FAEs, in particular describing their role in plant biomass degradation, diversity of their biochemical properties and substrate specificities, their regulation and conditions needed for their induction. Furthermore, the discovery of new FAEs using genome mining and phylogenetic analysis of current publicly accessible fungal genomes will also be presented. This has led to a new subfamily classification of fungal FAEs that takes into account both phylogeny and substrate specificity.
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.subject Feruloyl esterase
dc.subject Ferulic acid
dc.subject Cinnamic acid
dc.subject P-coumaric acid
dc.subject Hydroxycinnamic acid
dc.subject Plant cell wall
dc.subject Phylogenetic analysis
dc.subject Applications
dc.subject Biotechnology
dc.title Diversity of fungal feruloyl esterases: updated phylogenetic classification, properties, and industrial applications
dc.date.updated 2016-10-29T03:28:07Z
dc.language.rfc3066 en
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dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle

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