A deep-sea hydrogen peroxide-stable alkaline serine protease from Aspergillus flavus.
3 Biotech. 2020 Dec;10(12):528
Authors: Damare S, Mishra A, D’Souza-Ticlo-Diniz D, Krishnaswamy A, Raghukumar C
We report here the production of an alkaline serine protease by Aspergillus flavus isolated at 5600-m depth from deep-sea sediments of the Central Indian Basin. When grown on defatted groundnut oil meal at 30 °C for 48-72 h, this fungal isolate produced 2000-2500 ACU mL-1 of alkaline protease. The purified protease had activity optima at pH 10.0 and 45 °C. It was a thiol-independent serine protease, identified as an alkaline serine protease ALP1 with a molecular mass of 42.57 kDa. The thermostability and activity of the enzyme increased at 60 °C, in the presence of additives such as sucrose, Tween 20, sorbitol, Ca2+ and glycerol and was not adversely affected by H2O2 indicating its potential as a detergent additive.
PMID: 33214975 [PubMed]