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ENZYMES THAT CLEAVE NON-GLYCOSIDIC ETHER BONDS BETWEEN LIGNINS OR DERIVATIVES THEREOF AND SACCHARIDES

United States Patent Application

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20150368631
9,796,969
A1
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The patent application relates to isolated polypeptides that specifically cleave non-glycosidic ether bonds between lignins or derivatives thereof and saccharides, and to cDNAs encoding the polypeptides. The patent application also relates to nucleic acid constructs, expression vectors and host cells comprising the cDNAs, as well as methods of producing and using the isolated polypeptides for treating pulp and biomass to increase soluble saccharide yield and enrich lignin fractions.
KRAVIT, Nancy G. (Bangor, ME), SCHMIDT, Katherine A. (Orono, ME)
14/ 747,606
June 23, 2015
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under National Science Foundation Grants 1046844 and 1315023, Department of Energy Grant DE-FG02-07ER84788, Maine Technology Institute Grants SG1537, SG1793, SG3446, DA708 and DA1613 and two Department of Transportation Sun Grant Initiative Awards. The government has certain rights in the invention.