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A novel β-glucosidase gene, bgl1G5, was cloned from Phialophora sp. G5 and successfully expressed in Pichia pastoris. Sequence analysis indicated that the gene consists of a 1,431-bp open reading frame encoding a protein of 476 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence of bgl1G5 showed a high identity of 85% with a characterized β-glucosidase from Humicola grisea of glycoside hydrolase family 1. Compared with other fungal counterparts, Bgl1G5 showed similar optimal activity at pH 6.0 and 50 °C and was stable at pH 5.0-9.0. Moreover, Bgl1G5 exhibited good thermostability at 50 °C (6 h half-life) and higher specific activity (54.9 U mg⁻¹). The K (m) and V (max) values towards p-nitrophenyl β-D-glucopyranoside (pNPG) were 0.33 mM and 103.1 μmol min⁻¹ mg⁻¹, respectively. The substrate specificity assay showed that Bgl1G5 was highly active against pNPG, weak on p-nitrophenyl β-D-cellobioside (pNPC) and p-nitrophenyl-β-D-galactopyranoside (ONPG), and had no activity on cellobiose. This result indicated Bgl1G5 was a typical aryl β-glucosidase.


Xuejun Li, Junqi Zhao, Pengjun Shi, Peilong Yang, Yaru Wang, Huiying Luo, Bin Yao. Molecular cloning and expression of a novel β-glucosidase gene from Phialophora sp. G5. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology. 2013 Feb;169(3):941-9

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