Purification and Characterization of Xylanase from Bacillus sp. A-6

Bacillus sp. A-6의 Xylanase의 정제와 특성

  • Choi, Suk-Ho (Division of Animal Science and Life Resources, Sangji University)
  • 최석호 (상지대학교 동물생명자원학부)
  • Received : 2009.03.02
  • Accepted : 2009.04.16
  • Published : 2009.06.28


A xylanase was purified from the culture supernatant of Bacillus sp. A-6 by using ultrafiltration and ion exchange chromatography on the column of SP-Sepharose using 5 mM acetate buffer, pH 5.0. The xylanase was eluted from the column at the concentration less than 0.05 M NaCl. The eluted xylanase was shown to be a single protein band in SDS-PAGE. Zymogram analysis indicated that the protein band in SDS-PAGE had the enzyme activity to hydrolyze oat spelt xylan. The molecular weights of the xylanase were 15,000 based on SDS-PAGE and 14,100 based on gel filtration chromatography. Thin layer chromatography showed that the xylanase hydrolyzed oat spelt xylan into xylobiose and high-molecular-weight xylooligosaccharides. The relative activities of the heated xylanase decreased to 80% at $40^{\circ}C$ after 7 hr and less than 40% at $60^{\circ}C$ after 1 hr.


Xylanase;Bacillus;oat spelt xylan;purification


Supported by : Sangji University


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