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Polypeptide having carbohydrate degrading activity and uses thereof

United States Patent

August 18, 2015
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The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or an amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant polypeptide or variant polynucleotide thereof, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the variant polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide that has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional polypeptide and functional equivalents of the gene or the amino acid sequence. The invention also relates to methods for using the polypeptide in industrial processes. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins.
Schooneveld-Bergmans; Margot Elisabeth Francoise (Delft, NL), Heijne; Wilbert Herman Marie (Dordrecht, NL), Vlasie; Monica Diana (The Hague, NL), Damveld; Robbertus Antonius (Berkel en Rodenrijs, NL)
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. (Heerlen, NL)
13/ 806,132
June 23, 2011
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with US Government support under Grant no. DE-FC36-08G018079, awarded by the Department of Energy. The US Government may have certain rights in this invention.