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We investigated the structural and functional properties of SdGA, a glucoamylase (GA) from Saccharophagus degradans, a marine bacterium which degrades different complex polysaccharides at high rate. SdGA is composed mainly by a N-terminal GH15_N domain linked to a C-terminal catalytic domain (CD) found in the GH15 family of glycosylhydrolases with an overall structure similar to other bacterial GAs. The protein was expressed in Escherichia coli cells, purified and its biochemical properties were investigated. Although SdGA has a maximum activity at 39 °C and pH 6.0, it also shows high activity in a wide range, from low to mild temperatures, like cold-adapted enzymes. Furthermore, SdGA has a higher content of flexible residues and a larger CD due to various amino acid insertions compared to other thermostable GAs. We propose that this novel SdGA, is a cold-adapted enzyme that might be suitable for use in different industrial processes that require enzymes which act at low or medium temperatures. © 2021 The Authors.


Natael M Wayllace, Nicolas Hedín, María V Busi, Diego F Gomez-Casati. Characterization of SdGA, a cold-adapted glucoamylase from Saccharophagus degradans. Biotechnology reports (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2021 Jun;30:e00625

PMID: 34041001

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