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Salt-tolerant and thermostable mechanisms of an endoglucanase from marine Aspergillus niger

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The cellulase cocktail of marine Aspergillus niger exhibited salt-tolerant and thermostable properties, in which endoglucanase (AnEGL) exhibited salt tolerance and thermostability in high salinity environment. Molecular dynamics simulation revealed that Na+ and Cl could form salt bridges with charged residues, and then influenced the activity of loops and the stability of substrate binding pocket for the salt tolerance and thermostability. The salt-tolerant and thermostable AnEGL is quite important for the lignocellulosic utilization, and the mechanisms are also useful for other related enzymes.

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Bioresources and Bioprocessing (BIOB) is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. BIOB aims at providing an international academic platform for exchanging views on and promoting research to support bioresource development, processing and utilization in a sustainable manner. As an application-oriented research journal, BIOB covers not only the application and management of bioresource technology but also the design and development of bioprocesses that will lead to new and sustainable production processes.

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