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TitleMolecular recognition of esterase plays a major role on the removal of fatty soils during detergency
Author(s)Silva, Carla Manuela Pereira Marinho da
Azóia, Nuno G.
Martins, Madalena A.
Matamá, Maria Teresa
Wu, J.
Paulo, Artur Cavaco
KeywordsDetergency
Enzymes
Cutinase
Fatty acids
Molecular recognition
Issue date2012
PublisherElsevier
JournalJournal of Biotechnology
Abstract(s)In this work it is describe for the first time, the use of an esterase with null activity (Tfu_0883 bacterial cutinase from Thermobifida fusca) on the removal of fat from the surface of a cotton substrate. Similar levels of fat removal were found for both null and wild-type proteins, despite that only wild type protein yielded fatty acids. Our results show that molecular recognition of esterase plays a major role on the removal of fatty soils, allowing important guidelines for the design of detergent enzymes. Furthermore, the advantage of using null esterase enzymes lies in the avoidance of the rancid smell of short chained fatty acids, typical after esterase treatment.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/22611
DOI10.1016/j.jbiotec.2012.06.019
ISSN0168-1656
Publisher versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2012.06.019
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:DET/2C2T - Artigos em revistas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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