The cellulose-binding domain of cellobiohydrolase Cel7A from Trichoderma reesei is also a thermostabilizing domain
The thermostability of cellobiohydrolase I Cel7A from Trichoderma reesei was investigated using dynamic light scattering. While the whole enzyme displayed a melting point of 59 °C, the catalytic domain obtained via papain-catalyzed proteolysis was shown to denature at 51 °C and the cellulose-binding domain (with linker attached) melted at 65–66 °C. This variation in individual melting temperatures is proposed to account for the full retention of binding capacity of Cel7A at 50 °C, along with a loss of catalytic activity observed for the catalytic domain alone. Thus, the cellulose-binding domain of Cel7A acts as a thermostabilizing domain for the enzyme. The effect of reducing agents on the protein melting behavior was also investigated.
Journal: Journal of Biotechnology - Volume 155, Issue 4, 10 October 2011, Pages 370–376