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Do-Myoung Kim, Mitsuo Umetsu, Kyo Takai, Takashi Matsuyama, Nobuhiro Ishida, Haruo Takahashi, Ryutaro Asano and Izumi Kumagai Enhancement of Cellulolytic Enzyme Activity by Clustering Cellulose Binding Domains on Nanoscaffolds Small 7

Article first published online: 2 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201002114

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Heteroclustering of recombinant cellu-lase modules on streptavidin and nanoparticles results in significant improvements in the enzyme’s degradation activity for water-insoluble substrates. The clustering of multiple cellulose-binding domains (CBDs) on CdSe nanoparticles generates a significant increase in activity relative to that of the native free enzyme. A new design for artificial cellulosomes with multiple CBDs on noncellulosome-derived scaffold structures is proposed.

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