Beta-glucosidase from Penicillium

Gustavo Molina, Evandro A. De Lima, Gustavo P. Borin, Mayara C. S. De Barcelos, Gláucia M. Pastore

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Different species from the genus Penicillium secrete a wide range of carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) including ß-glucosidase that have several industrial applications. This glycosyl hydrolase hydrolyzes ß-linked O-glycosyl bond of various oligomeric saccharides or glycosides from cellulose. Hence, it is a promising biocatalyst for the synthesis of stereo/regio-specific glycosides or oligosaccharides, molecules potentially useful as functional materials, nutraceuticals, or pharmaceuticals. In addition, this enzyme can be used in combination with other enzymes in the degradation of lignocellulosic materials to obtain second-generation ethanol. This review highlights the production, purification, characterization, applications, and immobilization of β-glucosidases from different Penicillium species.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Subtitle of host publicationPenicillium System Properties and Applications
EditorsVijai Kumar Gupta, Susana Rodriguez-Couto
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780444635013
ISBN (Print)9780444635129
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2017


  • application of β-glucosidases
  • beta-glucosidase from penicillium
  • fungal enzymes
  • glycosyl hydrolase
  • industrial enzymes
  • production of β-glucosidases
  • purification of β-glucosidases

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