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United States Patent Application

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The invention provides polypeptides, including enzymes, structural proteins and binding proteins, polynucleotides encoding these polypeptides, and methods of making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. Polypeptides, including enzymes and antibodies, and nucleic acids of the invention can be used in industrial, experimental, food and feed processing, nutritional and pharmaceutical applications, e.g., for food and feed supplements, colorants, neutraceuticals, cosmetic and pharmaceutical needs. Polypeptides of the invention can be used in food processing, brewing, bath additives, alcohol production, peptide synthesis, enantioselectivity, hide preparation in the leather industry, waste management and animal degradation, silver recovery in the photographic industry, medical treatment, silk degumming, biofilm degradation, biomass conversion to a biofuel (e.g., a bioethanol, biomethanol, biopropanol or biobutanol, a biodiesel, etc.), biodefense, antimicrobial agents and disinfectants, personal care and cosmetics, biotech reagents, in corn wet milling and pharmaceuticals such as digestive aids and anti-inflammatory (anti-phlogistic) agents.
Chang, Hwai (San Marcos, CA), Mathur, Eric J. (San Diego, CA), Cayouette, Michelle (San Diego, CA), Robertson, Dan E. (Belmont, MA), Hugenholtz, Philip (Berkeley, CA), Warnecke, Falk (Berkeley, CA), Leadbetter, Jared R. (Altadena, CA), Ivanova, Natalia (Clayton, CA), Luginbuhl, Peter (San Diego, CA), Hutchison, Don (Encinitas, CA)
The University of California (Oakland CA), California Institute Technology (Pasadena CA), Verenium Corporation (San Diego CA)
12/ 324,436
November 26, 2008
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support awarded by the Department of Energy through LDRD LB06010 under Contract No. DE-ACO2-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in the invention.