publication . Article . 2008

Fungal proteolytic enzymes: Features of the extracellular proteases of xylotrophic basidiomycetes

Mikhail A. Belozersky; Ya. E. Dunaevsky; O. A. Kudryavtseva; O. V. Kamzolkina;
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  • Published: 04 Dec 2008 Journal: Microbiology, volume 77, pages 643-653 (issn: 0026-2617, eissn: 1608-3237, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pleiades Publishing Ltd
Abstract
Fungal proteolytic enzymes attract the attention of researches due to such features as high diversity, broad substrate specificity, and stability under extreme conditions. Their functional role is also interesting; it includes a number of processes from the hydrolysis of macromolecular substrates under extremely low nitrogen content to initiation and maintenance of pathogenesis. In the present review, the features of the extracellular proteases of xylotrophic basidiomycetes are discussed. This group is important for the functioning of biological communities and participates in the biological destruction of plant debris; moreover, they are widely used as a source...
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free text keywords: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Microbiology, General Medicine, Functional role, Extracellular, Biology, Proteolytic enzymes, Substrate specificity, Fungal growth, Low nitrogen, Proteases, Biochemistry
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