Chimeric Enzymes with Improved Cellulase Activities

Qi Xu (Inventor), Michael Himmel (Inventor), John Baker (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Nucleic acid molecules encoding chimeric cellulase polypeptides that exhibit improved cellulase activities are disclosed herein. The chimeric cellulase polypeptides encoded by these nucleic acids and methods to produce the cellulases are also described, along with methods of using chimeric cellulases for the conversion of cellulose to sugars such as glucose.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number8,993,276 B2
Filing date31/03/15
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-2700-65191


  • chimeric cellulases
  • nucleic acid molecules
  • sugars


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