Isolation and properties of beta-glucosidase from Ruminococcus albus.

Journal Article

An enzyme active against p-nitrophenyl-beta-D-glucoside was purified from logarithmic-phase cells of Ruminococcus albus cultivated in a medium containing ball-milled cellulose. The purification yielded homogeneous enzyme after an approximately 520-fold increase in specific activity and a 9% yield. The enzyme was identified as a beta-glucosidase because it can hydrolyze cellobiose and cellooligosaccharides to glucose from the nonreducing ends.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ohmiya, K; Shirai, M; Kurachi, Y; Shimizu, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 161 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 432 - 434

PubMed ID

  • 3918007

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-5530

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9193


  • eng