XLEs (Xylan:Lignin etherase)

Tethys has designed and synthesized an indicating model of phenyl ether bonds between lignin and xylan. The model substrate is xylan that has been derivatized with 4-methylumbelliferone at some of the 2’ and 3’ hydroxyl groups.

Bioprospecting experiments have been completed. Potential sources of a specific enzyme have been isolated.
A strong and stable XLE enzyme has been cloned, sequenced and is now patent protected.

Research Results on XLEs Presented at the 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals


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