Selected Publications

  • Littunen, K., Mai-Gisondi G., Seppälä, J., Master E.R. 2017
    Enzymatically Debranched Xylans in Graft Copolymerization. Biomacromolecules.
  • Gandier J, Langelaan DN, Won A, O’Donnell K, Grondin JL, Spencer HL, Wong P, Tillier E, Yip C, Smith SP, Master ER. 2017
    Characterization of a Basidiomycota hydrophobin reveals the structural basis for a high-similarity Class I subdivision.Scientific Reports.
  • Tsai AY, Chan K, Ho CY, Canam T, Capron R, Master ER, Bräutigam K 2017
    Transgenic expression of fungal accessory hemicellulases in Arabidopsis thaliana triggers transcriptional patterns related to biotic stress and defense response. PLoS One.
  • Vuong T., Liu B., Sandgran M., Master, E.R. 2017
    Microplate-Based Detection of Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenase Activity by Fluorescence-Labeling of Insoluble Oxidized Products. Biomacromolecules.
  • Wong, M. T., Wang W., Lacourt M., Couturier M., Edwards E., Master ER 2016
    Substrate-driven convergence of the microbial community in lignocellulose-amended enrichments of gut microflora from the Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis) and North American moose (Alces americans). Front. Microbiol.
  • MacDonald J, Goacher RE, Abou-Zaid M, Master ER 2016
    Comparative analysis of lignin peroxidase and manganese peroxidase activity on coniferous and deciduous wood using ToF-SIMS.
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol.

  • Wang W, Yan R, Nocek BP, Vuong TV, Leo RD, Xu X, Cui H, Gatenholm P, Toriz G, Tenkanen M, Savchenko A, Master ER 2016
    Biochemical and Structural Characterization of a Five-domain GH115 alpha-Glucuronidase from the Marine Bacterium Saccharophagus degradans 2-40T. J Biol Chem.
  • Couturier M, Navarro D, Chevret D, Henrissat B, Piumi F, Ruiz-Dueñas FJ, Martinez AT, Grigoriev IV, Riley R, Lipzen A, Berrin JG, Master ER and Rosso MN 2015
    Enhanced degradation of softwood versus hardwood by the white-rot fungus Pycnoporus coccineus. Biotechnol Biofuels.
  • Mollerup F, Parikka K, Vuong TV, Tenkanen M, Master E 2015
    Influence of a family 29 carbohydrate binding module on the activity of galactose oxidase from Fusarium graminearum. Biochim Biophys Acta.
  • Mai-Gisondi G, Turunen O, Pastinen O, Pahimanolis N, Master ER 2015
    Enhancement of acetyl xylan esterase activity on cellulose acetate through fusion to a family 3 cellulose binding module. Enzyme Microb Technol.
  • Parikka KM, Master ER, Tenkanen M 2015
    Oxidation with galactose oxidase: multifunctional enzymatic catalysis. J Mol Catalysis B: Enzymatic.
  • Wallenius J, Pahimanolis N, Zoppe J, Kilpeläinen P, Master E, Ilvesniemi H, Seppälä J, Eerikäinen T, Ojamo H. 2015
    Continuous propionic acid production with Propionibacterium acidipropionici immobilized in a novel xylan hydrogel matrix. Bioresour Technol.
  • Pahimanolis N, Kilpeläinen P, Master E, Ilvesniemi H, Seppälä J. 2015
    Novel thiol- amine- and amino acid functional xylan derivatives synthesized by thiol-ene reaction Carbohydr Polym.
  • Selig MJ, Vuong TV, Gudmundsson M, Forsberg Z, Westereng B, Felby C, Master ER 2015
    Modified cellobiohydrolase-celluose interactions following treatment with lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase CelS2 (ScLPMO10C) observed by QCM-D. Cellulose.
  • Foumani M, Vuong TV, MacCormick B, Master ER 2015
    Enhanced polysaccharide binding and activity on linear β-glucans through addition of carbohydrate-binding modules to either terminus of a glucooligosaccharide oxidase. PLoS ONE.
  • Selig MJ, Thygesen LG, Felby C, Master ER. 2015
    Debranching of soluble wheat arabinoxylan dramatically enhances recalcitrant binding to cellulose.Biotechnol Lett.
  • Littunen KV, Kilpeläinen P, Junka K, Sipponen M, Master ER, Seppälä JV. 2015
    Effect of xylan structure on reactivity in graft copolymerization and subsequent binding to cellulose. Biomacromolecules.
  • Tsai A, Goacher RE, Master ER. 2015
    Detecting changes in arabidopsis cell wall composition using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. Surface Interface Analysis.
  • Jeremic D, Goacher RE, Yan R, Karunakaran C, Master ER. 2014
    Direct and up-close views of plant cell walls show a leading role for lignin-modifying enzymes on ensuing xylanases. Biotechnol Biofuels.
  • Wang W, Mai-Gisondi G, Stogios PJ, Kaur A, Xu X, Cui H, Turunen O, Savchenko A, Master ER. 2014
    Elucidation of the Molecular Basis for Arabinoxylan-Debranching Activity of a Thermostable Family GH62 α-l-Arabinofuranosidase from Streptomyces thermoviolaceus.Appl Environ Microbiol.
  • Suzuki H, Vuong TV, Gong Y, Chan K, Ho CY, Master ER, Kondo A. 2014
    Sequence diversity and gene expression analyses of expansin-related proteins in the white-rot basidiomycete, Phanerochaete carnosa. Fungal Genet Biol.
  • Vuong TV, Master ER. 2014
    Fusion of a xylan-binding module to gluco-oligosaccharide oxidase increases activity and promotes stable immobilization. PLoS One.
  • Goacher RE, Selig MJ, Master ER. 2014
    Advancing lignocellulose bioconversion through direct assessment of enzyme action on insoluble substrates. Curr Opin Biotechnol.
  • Vuong TV, Vesterinen AH, Foumani M, Juvonen M, Seppälä J, Tenkanen M, Master ER. 2013
    Xylo- and cello-oligosaccharide oxidation by gluco-oligosaccharide oxidase from Sarocladium strictum and variants with reduced substrate inhibition. Biotechnol Biofuels.
  • Goacher RE, Tsai AY, Master ER. 2013
    Towards practical time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry lignocellulolytic enzyme assays. Biotechnol Biofuels.
  • Lienemann, M., Gandier, J.A., Joensuu, J.J., Iwanaga, A., Takatsuji, Y., Haruyama, T., Master, E., Tenkanen, M., Linder, M.B. 2013
    Structure-function relationships in hydrophobins: Probing the role of charged side chains. Appl Environ Microbiol.
  • Sherif, M., Waung, D., Korbeci, B., Mavisakalyan, V., Flick, R., Brown, G., Abou-Zaid, M., Yakunin, A.F., Master, E.R. 2013
    Biochemical studies of the multicopper oxidase (small laccase) from Streptomyces coelicolor using bioactive phytochemicals and site-directed mutagenesis.Microb Biotechnol.
  • Suzuki, H., MacDonald, J., Syed, K., Salamov, A., Hori, C., Aerts, A., Henrissat, B., Wiebenga, A., Vankuyk, P.A., Barry, K., Lindquist, E., Labutti, K., Lapidus, A., Lucas, S., Coutinho, P., Gong, Y., Samejima, M., Mahadevan, R., Abou-Zaid, M., de Vries, R.P., Igarashi, K., Yadav, J.S., Grigoriev, I.V., Master, E.R. 2012
    Comparative genomics of the white-rot fungi, Phanerochaete carnosa and P. chrysosporium, to elucidate the genetic basis of the distinct wood types they colonize. BMC Genomics.
  • Tsai, A.Y., Canam, T., Gorzsas, A., Mellerowicz, E.J., Campbell, M.M. and Master, E.R. 2012
    Constitutive expression of a fungal glucuronoyl esterase in Arabidopsis reveals altered cell wall composition and structure. Plant Biotechnol.
  • Goacher R.E., Edwards, E.A., Yakunin, A.F. Mims, C.A. and Master, E.R. 2012
    Application of time-of-flight-secondary ion mass spectrometry for the detection of enzyme activity on solid wood substrates. Anal. Chem.
  • MacDonald, J., Suzuki, H. and Master, E.R. 2012
    Expression and regulation of genes encoding lignocellulose-degrading activity in the genus Phanerochaete. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.
    94(2): 339-351
  • Mahajan, S., Jeremic, D., Goacher R.E., Master, E.R. 2012
    Mode of coniferous wood decay by the white-rot fungus Phanerochaete carnosa as elucidated by FT-IR and ToF-SIMS. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol.
  • MacDonald J.and Master, E.R. 2012
    Time-dependent profiles of transcripts encoding lignocellulose-modifying enzymes of the white rot fungus Phanerochaete carnosa. Appl Environ Microbiol.
  • MacDonald J., Doering M., Canam T., Gong Y, Guttman D.S., Campbell M.M., Master, E.R. 2011
    Transcriptomic responses of the softwood-degrading white-rot fungus Phanerochaete carnosa during growth on coniferous and deciduous wood. Appl Environ Microbiol.
  • Foumani M., Vuong, T., Master, E.R. 2011
    Altered substrate specificity of the gluco-oligosaccharide oxidase from Acremonium strictum. Biotechnol Bioeng.
  • Goacher R E., Jeremic. D., Master, E.R.
    Expanding the Library of Secondary Ions that Distinguish Lignin and Polysaccharides in ToF-SIMS Analysis of Wood.
    Analytical Chemistry

  • Wang, L., Mavisakalyan, V., Tillier, E.R.M., Clark, G.W., Savchenko, A.V., Yakunin, A.F.,Master, E.R. 2010
    Mining Bacterial Genomes for Novel Arylesterase Activity. Microbial Biotechnology.
  • Mahajan, S., and Master, E.R. 2010
    Lignocellulose-degrading Enzymes Secreted by Phanerochaeate carnosa Grown on Spruce and Microcrystalline Cellulose.
    Appl. Microbial. Biotechnol.

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  • Powlowski, J. Mahajan, S., Schapira, M., Master, E.R. 2009
    Substrate Recognition and Hydrolysis by a Xyloglucan Specific Family 12 Hydrolase. Carbohydrate Res.
  • Wood, N., Tran, H., Master, E.R. 2009
    Impact of Physical and Chemical Pretreatments on the Anaerobic Bioconversion of Pulp Mill Waste Activated Sludge to Methane. Biores. Technol.
    100: 5729-5735.
  • Martinez D, Challacombe J, Morgenstern I, Hibbett D, Schmoll M, Kubicek CP, Ferreira P, Ruiz-Duenas FJ, Martinez AT, Kersten P, Hammel KE, Vanden Wymelenberg A, Gaskell J, Lindquist E, Sabat G, Bondurant SS, Larrondo LF, Canessa P, Vicuna R, Yadav J, Doddapaneni H, Subramanian V, Pisabarro AG, Lavín JL, Oguiza JA, Master E, Henrissat B, Coutinho PM, Harris P, Magnuson JK, Baker SE, Bruno K, Kenealy W, Hoegger PJ, Kües U, Ramaiya P, Lucas S, Salamov A, Shapiro H, Tu H, Chee CL, Misra M, Xie G, Teter S, Yaver D, James T, Mokrejs M, Pospisek M, Grigoriev IV, Brettin T, Rokhsar D, Berka R, Cullen D. 2009
    Genome, transcriptome, and secretome analysis of the wood decay fungus Postia placenta supports unique mechanisms of
    lignocellulose conversion. PNAS.

    106(6): 1954-9.
  • Takahashi J, Rudsander UJ, Hedenström M, Banasiak A, Harholt J, Amelot N, Immerzeel P, Ryden P, Endo S, Ibatullin FM, Brumer H, del Campillo E, Master ER, Scheller HV, Sundberg B, Teeri TT, Mellerowicz EJ. 2009
    KORRIGAN1 and its Aspen Homologue PttCel9A1 Regulate Cellulose Crystallinity in Arabidopsis Stem. Plant Cell Physiol.
    50: 1099-1115.
  • Master, E.R., Zheng, Y., Storms, R., Tsang, A., J. Powlowski. 2008
    A xyloglucan-specific family 12 glycosyl hydrolase from Aspergillus niger: recombinant expression, purification and
    characterization.Biochem. J.

  • Rudsander, U.J., Sandstrom, C., Piens, K., Master, E.R., Wilson, D.B., Brumer, III H., Kenne, L., T.T. Teeri. 2008
    Comparative NMR analysis of cellooligosaccharide hydrolysis by GH9 bacterial and plant endo-1,4-beta-glucanases.Biochemistry.
  • Geisler-Lee, J., Geisler, M., Coutinho, P.M., Segerman, B., Nishikubo, N., Takahashi, J., Aspeborg, H., Djerbi, S., Master, E.R., Andersson-Gunnerås, S., Sundberg, B., Karpinski, S., Teeri T.T., Kleczkowski, L.A., Henrissat, B., and E.J. Mellerowicz. 2006
    Poplar Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes (CAZymes). Gene Identification and Expression Analyses. Plant Physiol.
  • Aspeborg, H., Schrader, J., Coutinho, P. M., Stam, M., Kallas, Å., Djerbi, S., Nilsson, P., Denman, S., Amini, B., Sterky, F., Master, E.R., Sandberg, G., Mellerowicz, E., Sundberg, B., Henrissat, B., and T.T. Teeri. 2005
    Carbohydrate-active Enzymes Involved in Secondary Cell Wall Biogenesis in Hybrid Aspen. Plant Physiol.
  • Master, E.R., Rudsander, U.J., Zhou, W., Henriksson, H., Divne, C., Denman, S.E., Wilson, D., and T.T. Teeri. 2004
    Recombinant Expression and Enzymatic Characterization of PttCel9A, a KOR Homologue from Populus tremula x tremuloides. Biochem.
  • Henriksson, H., Denman, S.E., Campuzano, I.D., Ademark, P., Master, E.R., Teeri, T.T., and H. Brumer 3rd. 2003
    N-linked Glycosylation of Native and Recombinant Cauliflower Xyloglucan Endotransglycosylase 16A. Biochem. J.