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Table 4 Specific activities of the three enzymatic preparations used for the saccharification tests

From: Enzymatic degradation of maize shoots: monitoring of chemical and physical changes reveals different saccharification behaviors

  De-salted enzymes Celluclast® 1.5L NS50010 NS 50,030
Polymerase activities (nkat/mg) CMC* 98 5 35
Soluble arabinoxylans 50 16 311
Insoluble arabinoxylans 25 6 136
Glycosidase activities (nkat/mg) pNP-Glc 7 124 4
pNP-Xyl 11 1 11
  1. Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), Nitrophenyl-β-d-Glucopyranoside (pNP-Glc) and 4-Nitrophenyl-β-d-Xylopyranoside (pNP-Xyl) were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich (St Louis MO)
  2. Soluble and insoluble arabinoxylans were isolated from wheat flour in our laboratory