Xyloglucan and xyloglucan endo-transglycosylases (XET): Tools for ex vivo cellulose surface modification

Qi Zhou, Martin J. Baumann, Peter S. Piispanen, Tuula T. Teeri, Harry Brumer*

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Abstract

Wood fibres constitute a renewable raw material for the production of novel biomaterials. The development of efficient methods for cellulose surface modification is essential for expanding the properties of wood fibres for increased reactivity and compatibility with other materials. By combining the high affinity between xyloglucan and cellulose, the unique mechanistic property of xyloglucan endo-transglycosylases (XET, EC 2.4.1.207) to catalyze polysaccharide-oligosaccharide coupling reactions, and traditional carbohydrate synthesis, a new system for the attachment of a wide variety of functional groups to wood pulps has been generated. An overview of recent developments is presented in the context of the structure, physical properties, and historical applications of xyloglucan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-120
Number of pages14
JournalBiocatalysis and Biotransformation
Volume24
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventCarbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Apr 20056 Apr 2005
Conference number: 6

Keywords

  • xyloglucan
  • transglycosylase
  • XET
  • XTH
  • biomimetic
  • biocomposite
  • cellulose fiber
  • PLANT-CELL WALLS
  • TAMARIND-SEED POLYSACCHARIDE
  • TRANSFER RADICAL POLYMERIZATION
  • DETARIUM SENEGALENSE GMELIN
  • GERMINATED NASTURTIUM SEEDS
  • APPLE FRUIT XYLOGLUCAN
  • AZUKI-BEAN EPICOTYLS
  • ENDOXYLOGLUCAN TRANSFERASE
  • STRUCTURAL-ANALYSIS
  • ARABIDOPSIS ROOTS

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