Cloning, expression, and characterization of an oligoxyloglucan reducing end-specific xyloglucanobiohydrolase from Aspergillus nidulans

Carbohydr Res. 2005 Dec 12;340(17):2590-7. doi: 10.1016/j.carres.2005.09.014. Epub 2005 Oct 7.


An oligoxyloglucan reducing end-specific xyloglucanobiohydrolase from the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans was cloned and expressed in Pichia pastoris as a secreted histidine-tagged protein and purified by affinity chromatography. The enzyme acts on xyloglucan oligomers and releases the first two glycosyl residue segments from the reducing end, provided that neither the first glucose nor the xylose attached to the third glucose residue from the reducing end is not further substituted. The enzyme has a specific activity of 7 U/mg at the pH optimum of 3 and at the temperature optimum of 42 degrees C.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Aspergillus nidulans / enzymology*
  • Aspergillus nidulans / genetics*
  • Carbohydrate Conformation
  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Glucans / chemistry
  • Glucans / genetics*
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / chemistry
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / genetics
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / metabolism*
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Kinetics
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization
  • Substrate Specificity


  • Glucans
  • Glycoside Hydrolases
  • oligoxyloglucan hydrolase