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Improvement of phytase properties by rational design intended for animal feed

Samsudin, Nurhusna and Noorbatcha, Ibrahim Ali and Amid, Azura and Mohd. Salleh, Hamzah (2010) Improvement of phytase properties by rational design intended for animal feed. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition, (IRIIE 2010), 26 - 27 January 2010, IIUM.

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Abstract

For application in animal feed, a phytase of interest must have high activity in the broad range prevalent industrial condition and in digestive tract of the animal. The present investigation describes approaches to rationally engineer a phytase with better activity profiles. Computer modelling is used to identify and examine active site of phyFAUIA1 phytase. The factors influencing the ligand binding strength in the active site is analyzed and computational site directed mutagenesis experiments were carried out to evaluate the effects of mutations on the binding strength before and after mutation. From the directive results of computational studies, point mutation was introduced by site directed mutagenesis using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Mutagenesis is achieved by two steps PCR procedure. Four primers were designed and synthesized: two primers contain mutation at the point of interest which is complement to each other and the other two primers were designed for unique restriction sites. Several numbers of single, double as well as triple mutations have been introduced in phyFAUIA1 gene, and the mutant enzymes will be characterized and compared to computational results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3704/4019 (Book of Abstract)
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Ali Noorbatcha
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2012 08:10
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2012 08:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4019

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