Advanced search
Start date
Betweenand

Library generation for biomass-conversion enzymes from soil metagenome

Grant number: 08/58037-9
Support type:Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: May 01, 2009 - April 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biochemistry
Principal Investigator:Fábio Márcio Squina
Grantee:Fábio Márcio Squina
Home Institution: Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated grant(s):10/18198-3 - Systems biology of sugarcane bagasse microbial decomposition interactions, AV.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):13/09541-4 - Genomic studies of global gene expression of Aspergillus niger grown on sugarcane bagasse and stem, BP.MS
13/03061-0 - Characterization and antioxidant capacity of fractions of lignin extracted from sugarcane bagasse, BP.DR
12/19040-0 - Characterization of gene expression of Neurospora crassa in response to deconstruction of sugar cane bagasse, BP.PD
+ associated scholarships 12/18859-5 - Development of enzymatic model for deconstruction of sugarcane bagasse cell wall, BP.PD
11/14200-6 - Functional studies of microbial hemicellulases with potential biotechnological application in biorefinery of hemicellulosic biomass, BP.MS
11/02169-7 - Aspergillus nidulans as a model for heterologous expression of cellulases and hemicellulases, BP.PD
10/11469-1 - Library generation for biomass-conversion enzymes from soil metagenome, BP.DD - associated scholarships

Abstract

The gradual shift from petroleum to renewable biomass resources is generally seen as an important contribution to the development of a sustainable industrial society and the effective management of green house emissions. Lignocellulosic materiais are an abundant and low-cost source of stored energy in the biosphere. Thus, biomass conversion into feedstock sugars has moved towards the forefront of the biofuel industry. However, the saccharification of plant biomass is a complicated and lengthy process, mainly due to the inherent recalcitrance and the complex heterogeneity of the polymers comprising plant cell walls. Lignocellulosic biomass must go through an intensive pretreatment step, after which enzymes are used to break down the polysaccharides biomass into simple sugar suitable for fermentation and ethanol production. Aiming at the entire exploitation of the plant cell wall polysaccharides, as an environmentally renewable energy source, an extensive repertoire of hydrolytic enzymes would play a major role for biofuel production. The objective of this proposal is the generation of a toolkit of Iignocellulolytic enzymes with a wide range of biotechnological applications, including their use as players for the development of strategies for second generation ethanol production. The prospection of these enzymes will be done from soil metagenome, which contemplates a pioneering strategy towards the prospection of biomass conversion enzymes from microorganisms not conventionally cultivable. Additionally, this study may intensively contribute to the development of the field of bioenergy by improving techniques in rapid detection of hydrolysis using capillary electrophoresis and implementing heterologous gene expression in filamentous fungi. (AU)

Scientific publications (27)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
HAHN SCHNEIDER, WILLIAN DANIEL; GONCALVES, THIAGO AUGUSTO; UCHIMA, CRISTIANE AKEMI; DOS REIS, LAISA; FONTANA, ROSELEI CLAUDETE; SQUINA, FABIO MARCIO; PINHEIRO DILLON, ALDO JOSE; CAMASSOLA, MARLI. Comparison of the production of enzymes to cell wall hydrolysis using different carbon sources by Penicillium echinulaturn strains and its hydrolysis potential for lignocelullosic biomass. Process Biochemistry, v. 66, p. 162-170, MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
CONTESINI, FABIANO JARES; LIBERATO, MARCELO VIZONA; RUBIO, MARCELO VENTURA; CALZADO, FELIPE; ZUBIETA, MARIANE PALUDETTI; RIANO-PACHON, DIEGO MAURICIO; SQUINA, FABIO MARCIO; BRACHT, FABRICIO; SKAF, MUNIR S.; DAMASIO, ANDRE RICARDO. Structural and functional characterization of a highly secreted alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase (GH62) from Aspergillus nidulans grown on sugarcane bagasse. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS, v. 1865, n. 12, p. 1758-1769, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
PIMENTEL, AGNES C.; EMATSU, GABRIELA C. G.; LIBERATO, MARCELO V.; PAIXAO, DOUGLAS A. A.; FRANCO CAIRO, JOAO PAULO L.; MANDELLI, FERNANDA; TRAMONTINA, ROBSON; GANDIN, CESAR A.; DE OLIVEIRA NETO, MARIO; SQUINA, FABIO M.; ALVAREZ, THABATA M. Biochemical and biophysical properties of a metagenome-derived GH5 endoglucanase displaying an unconventional domain architecture. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, v. 99, p. 384-393, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
DE LIMA DAMASIO, ANDRE RICARDO; RUBIO, MARCELO VENTURA; GONCALVES, THIAGO AUGUSTO; PERSINOTI, GABRIELA FELIX; SEGATO, FERNANDO; PRADE, ROLF ALEXANDER; CONTESINI, FABIANO JARES; DE SOUZA, AMANDA PEREIRA; BUCKERIDGE, MARCOS SILVEIRA; SQUINA, FABIO MARCIO. Xyloglucan breakdown by endo-xyloglucanase family 74 from Aspergillus fumigatus. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, v. 101, n. 7, p. 2893-2903, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 7.
TRAMONTINA, ROBSON; FRANCO CAIRO, JOAO PAULO L.; LIBERATO, MARCELO V.; MANDELLI, FERNANDA; SOUSA, AMANDA; SANTOS, SAMANTHA; RABELO, SARITA CANDIDA; CAMPOS, BRUNA; IENCZAK, JACIANE; RULLER, ROBERTO; DAMASIO, ANDRE R. L.; SQUINA, FABIO MARCIO. The Coptotermes gestroi aldo-keto reductase: a multipurpose enzyme for biorefinery applications. BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BIOFUELS, v. 10, JAN 3 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.
CAMPOS, BRUNA MEDEIA; LIBERATO, MARCELO VIZONA; ALVAREZ, THABATA MARIA; ZANPHORLIN, LETICIA MARIA; EMATSU, GABRIELA CRISTINA; BARUD, HERNANE; POLIKARPOV, IGOR; RULLER, ROBERTO; GILBERT, HARRY J.; DE MATTOS ZERI, ANA CAROLINA; SQUINA, FABIO MARCIO. A Novel Carbohydrate-binding Module from Sugar Cane Soil Metagenome Featuring Unique Structural and Carbohydrate Affinity Properties. Journal of Biological Chemistry, v. 291, n. 45, p. 23734-23743, NOV 4 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.
FRANCO CAIRO, JOAO P. L.; CARAZZOLLE, MARCELO F.; LEONARDO, FLAVIA C.; MOFATTO, LUCIANA S.; BRENELLI, LIVIA B.; GONCALVES, THIAGO A.; UCHIMA, CRISTIANE A.; DOMINGUES, ROMANIA R.; ALVAREZ, THABATA M.; TRAMONTINA, ROBSON; VIDAL, RAMON O.; COSTA, FERNANDO F.; COSTA-LEONARDO, ANA M.; PAES LEME, ADRIANA F.; PEREIRA, GONCALO A. G.; SQUINA, FABIO M. Expanding the Knowledge on Lignocellulolytic and Redox Enzymes of Worker and Soldier Castes from the Lower Termite Coptotermes gestroi. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 7, OCT 13 2016. Web of Science Citations: 8.
HAHN SCHNEIDER, WILLIAN DANIEL; GONCALVES, THIAGO AUGUSTO; UCHIMA, CRISTIANE AKEMI; COUGER, MATTHEW BRIAN; PRADE, ROLF; SQUINA, FABIO MARCIO; PINHEIRO DILLON, ALDO JOSE; CAMASSOLA, MARLI. Penicillium echinulatum secretome analysis reveals the fungi potential for degradation of lignocellulosic biomass. BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BIOFUELS, v. 9, MAR 17 2016. Web of Science Citations: 24.
ALVAREZ, THABATA MARIA; LIBERATO, MARCELO VIZONA; FRANCO CAIRO, JOO PAULO L.; PAIXO, DOUGLAS A. A.; CAMPOS, BRUNA M.; FERREIRA, MARCEL R.; ALMEIDA, RODRIGO F.; PEREIRA, ISABELA O.; BERNARDES, AMANDA; EMATSU, GABRIELA C. G.; CHINAGLIA, MARIANA; POLIKARPOV, IGOR; NETO, MARIO DE OLIVEIRA; SQUINA, FABIO MARCIO. A Novel Member of GH16 Family Derived from Sugarcane Soil Metagenome. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, v. 177, n. 2, p. 304-317, SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
COLUSSI, FRANCIELI; DA SILVA, VIVIAM M.; MILLER, IAN; COTA, JUNIO; DE OLIVEIRA, LEANDRO C.; DE OLIVEIRA NETO, MARIO; SQUINA, FABIO M.; GARCIA, WANIUS. Oligomeric state and structural stability of two hyperthermophilic beta-glucosidases from Thermotoga petrophila. Amino Acids, v. 47, n. 5, p. 937-948, MAY 2015. Web of Science Citations: 8.
DE OLIVEIRA, LEANDRO C.; DA SILVA, VIVIAM M.; COLUSSI, FRANCIELI; CABRAL, ALINE D.; DE OLIVEIRA NETO, MARIO; SQUINA, FABIO M.; GARCIA, WANIUS. Conformational Changes in a Hyperthermostable Glycoside Hydrolase: Enzymatic Activity Is a Consequence of the Loop Dynamics and Protonation Balance. PLoS One, v. 10, n. 2 FEB 27 2015. Web of Science Citations: 18.
DIOGO, JOSE A.; HOFFMAM, ZAIRA B.; ZANPHORLIN, LETICIA M.; COTA, JUNIO; MACHADO, CARLA B.; WOLF, LUCIA D.; SQUINA, FABIO; DAMASIO, ANDRE R. L.; MURAKAMI, MARIO T.; RULLER, ROBERTO. Development of a chimeric hemicellulase to enhance the xylose production and thermotolerance. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, v. 69, p. 31-37, FEB 2015. Web of Science Citations: 10.
COTA, JUNIO; CORREA, THAMY L. R.; DAMASIO, ANDRE R. L.; DIOGO, JOSE A.; HOFFMAM, ZAIRA B.; GARCIA, WANIUS; OLIVEIRA, LEANDRO C.; PRADE, ROLF A.; SQUINA, FABIO M. Comparative analysis of three hyperthermophilic GH1 and GH3 family members with industrial potential. NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 32, n. 1, p. 13-20, JAN 25 2015. Web of Science Citations: 22.
SEGATO, FERNANDO; DAMASIO, ANDRE R. L.; DE LUCAS, ROSYMAR C.; SQUINA, FABIO M.; PRADE, ROLF A. Genomics Review of Holocellulose Deconstruction by Aspergilli. MICROBIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY REVIEWS, v. 78, n. 4, p. 588-613, DEC 2014. Web of Science Citations: 33.
GOLDBECK, ROSANA; DAMASIO, ANDRE R. L.; GONCALVES, THIAGO A.; MACHADO, CARLA B.; PAIXAO, DOUGLAS A. A.; WOLF, LUCIA D.; MANDELLI, FERNANDA; ROCHA, GEORGE J. M.; RULLER, ROBERTO; SQUINA, FABIO M. Development of hemicellulolytic enzyme mixtures for plant biomass deconstruction on target biotechnological applications. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, v. 98, n. 20, p. 8513-8525, OCT 2014. Web of Science Citations: 23.
DAMASIO, ANDRE R. L.; RUBIO, MARCELO V.; OLIVEIRA, LEANDRO C.; SEGATO, FERNANDO; DIAS, BRUNO A.; CITADINI, ANA P.; PAIXAO, DOUGLAS A.; SQUINA, FABIO M. Understanding the Function of Conserved Variations in the Catalytic Loops of Fungal Glycoside Hydrolase Family 12. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, v. 111, n. 8, p. 1494-1505, AUG 2014. Web of Science Citations: 13.
MANDELLI, F.; BRENELLI, L. B.; ALMEIDA, R. F.; GOLDBECK, R.; WOLF, L. D.; HOFFMAM, Z. B.; RULLER, R.; ROCHA, G. J. M.; MERCADANTE, A. Z.; SQUINA, F. M. Simultaneous production of xylooligosaccharides and antioxidant compounds from sugarcane bagasse via enzymatic hydrolysis. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, v. 52, p. 770-775, JAN 2014. Web of Science Citations: 28.
ALVAREZ, THABATA M.; PAIVA, JOICE H.; RUIZ, DIEGO M.; CAIRO, JOAO PAULO L. F.; PEREIRA, ISABELA O.; PAIXAO, DOUGLAS A. A.; DE ALMEIDA, RODRIGO F.; TONOLI, CELISA C. C.; RULLER, ROBERTO; SANTOS, CAMILA R.; SQUINA, FABIO M.; MURAKAMI, MARIO T. Structure and Function of a Novel Cellulase 5 from Sugarcane Soil Metagenome. PLoS One, v. 8, n. 12 DEC 17 2013. Web of Science Citations: 23.
BRAGATTO, J.; SEGATO, F.; SQUINA, F. M. Production of xylooligosaccharides (XOS) from delignified sugarcane bagasse by peroxide-HAc process using recombinant xylanase from Bacillus subtilis. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, v. 51, p. 123-129, NOV 2013. Web of Science Citations: 28.
HOFFMAM, ZAIRA B.; OLIVEIRA, LEANDRO C.; COTA, JUNIO; ALVAREZ, THABATA M.; DIOGO, JOS A.; NETO, MARIO DE OLIVEIRA; CITADINI, ANA PAULA S.; LEITE, VITOR B. P.; SQUINA, FABIO M.; MURAKAMI, MARIO T.; RULLER, ROBERTO. Characterization of a Hexameric Exo-Acting GH51 alpha-l-Arabinofuranosidase from the Mesophilic Bacillus subtilis. MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 55, n. 3, p. 260-267, NOV 2013. Web of Science Citations: 7.
FRANCO CAIRO, JOAO PAULO L.; OLIVEIRA, LEANDRO C.; UCHIMA, CRISTIANE A.; ALVAREZ, THABATA M.; CITADINI, ANA PAULA DA S.; COTA, JUNIO; LEONARDO, FLAVIA COSTA; COSTA-LEONARDO, ANA M.; CARAZZOLLE, MARCELO F.; COSTA, FERNANDO F.; PEREIRA, GONCALO A. G.; SQUINA, FABIO M. Deciphering the synergism of endogenous glycoside hydrolase families 1 and 9 from Coptotermes gestroi. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, v. 43, n. 10, p. 970-981, OCT 2013. Web of Science Citations: 16.
COTA, JUNIO; OLIVEIRA, LEANDRO C.; DAMASIO, ANDRE R. L.; CITADINI, ANA P.; HOFFMAM, ZAIRA B.; ALVAREZ, THABATA M.; CODIMA, CARLA A.; LEITE, VITOR B. P.; PASTORE, GLAUCIA; DE OLIVEIRA-NETO, MARIO; MURAKAMI, MARIO T.; RULLER, ROBERTO; SQUINA, FABIO M. Assembling a xylanase-lichenase chimera through all-atom molecular dynamics simulations. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS, v. 1834, n. 8, p. 1492-1500, AUG 2013. Web of Science Citations: 16.
DAMASIO, ANDRE R. L.; PINTO BRAGA, CLEITON MARCIO; BRENELLI, LIVIA B.; CITADINI, ANA PAULA; MANDELLI, FERNANDA; COTA, JUNIO; DE ALMEIDA, RODRIGO FERREIRA; SALVADOR, VICTOR HUGO; ALVAREDO PAIXAO, DOUGLAS ANTONIO; SEGATO, FERNANDO; MERCADANTE, ADRIANA ZERLOTTI; DE OLIVEIRA NETO, MARIO; DO SANTOS, WANDERLEY DANTAS; SQUINA, FABIO M. Biomass-to-bio-products application of feruloyl esterase from Aspergillus clavatus. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, v. 97, n. 15, p. 6759-6767, AUG 2013. Web of Science Citations: 34.
ALVAREZ, THABATA M.; GOLDBECK, ROSANA; DOS SANTOS, CAMILA RAMOS; PAIXAO, DOUGLAS A. A.; GONCALVES, THIAGO A.; FRANCO CAIRO, JOAO PAULO L.; ALMEIDA, RODRIGO FERREIRA; PEREIRA, ISABELA DE OLIVEIRA; JACKSON, GEORGE; COTA, JUNIO; BUECHLI, FERNANDA; CITADINI, ANA PAULA; RULLER, ROBERTO; POLO, CARLA CRISTINA; NETO, MARIO DE OLIVEIRA; MURAKAMI, MARIO T.; SQUINA, FABIO M. Development and Biotechnological Application of a Novel Endoxylanase Family GH10 Identified from Sugarcane Soil Metagenome. PLoS One, v. 8, n. 7 JUL 29 2013. Web of Science Citations: 13.
MANDELLI, F.; FRANCO CAIRO, J. P. L.; CITADINI, A. P. S.; BUECHLI, F.; ALVAREZ, T. M.; OLIVEIRA, R. J.; LEITE, V. B. P.; PAES LEME, A. F.; MERCADANTE, A. Z.; SQUINA, F. M. The characterization of a thermostable and cambialistic superoxide dismutase from Thermus filiformis. Letters in Applied Microbiology, v. 57, n. 1, p. 40-46, JUL 2013. Web of Science Citations: 11.
FRANCO CAIRO, JOAO PAULO L.; LEONARDO, FLAVIA C.; ALVAREZ, THABATA M.; RIBEIRO, DANIELA A.; BUECHLI, FERNANDA; COSTA-LEONARDO, ANA M.; CARAZZOLLE, MARCELO F.; COSTA, FERNANDO F.; PAES LEME, ADRIANA F.; PEREIRA, GONCALO A. G.; SQUINA, FABIO M. Functional characterization and target discovery of glycoside hydrolases from the digestome of the lower termite Coptotermes gestroi. BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BIOFUELS, v. 4, NOV 14 2011. Web of Science Citations: 25.
SQUINA, FABIO MARCIO; PRADE, ROLF ALEXANDER; WANG, HONGLIANG; MURAKAMI, MARIO TYAGO. Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of an endo-1,5-alpha-L-arabinanase from hyperthermophilic Thermotoga petrophila. ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION F-STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY COMMUNICATIONS, v. 65, n. 9, p. 902-905, Aug. 2009. Web of Science Citations: 8.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: cdi@fapesp.br.
Filed patent(s) as a result of this research project

COMPOSIÇÃO DE ENZIMAS LIGNOCELULOLÍTICAS, MÉTODO DE CONVERSÃO ENZIMÁTICA E VETOR DE EXPRESSÃO DE UMA SUPERÓXIDO DISMUTASE BR1020150172567 - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM) ; Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) ; Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) . Falsarella Carazzole; Fernanda Mandelli; Jose Geraldo Da Cruz Pradella; Thabata Maria Alvarez; Flávia Costa Leonardo; Fernando Ferreira Costa; Ana Maria Costa Leonardo; Robson Tramontina; Livia Beatriz Brenelli De Paiva; Thiago Augusto Gonçalves; Diogo Robl - July 2015, 20

COMPOSITION OF LIGNOCELLULOLYTIC ENZYMES, ENZYMATIC CONVERSION METHOD AND SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE EXPRESSION VECTOR PCT/BR2016/000069 - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM) ; Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) ; Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) . Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira; João Paulo Lourenço Cairo; Fábio Marcio Squina; Marcelo Falsarella Carazzole; Fernanda Mandelli; José Geraldo da Cruz Pradella; Thabata Maria Alvarez; Flávia Costa Leonardo; Fernando Ferreira Costa; Ana Maria Costa Leonardo; Robson Tramontina; Livia Beatriz Brenelli de Paiva; Thiago Augusto Gonçalves; Diogo Robl - July 2016, 18

Distribution map of accesses to this page
Click here to view the access summary to this page.