Selected Publications

  • Sharan AA, Bellemare A, DiFalco M, Tsang A, Vuong TV, Edwards EA, Master ER. 2024
    Functional screening pipeline to uncover laccase-like multicopper oxidase enzymes that transform industrial lignins. Bioresour Technol. 393:130084.
  • Hiltunen S, Sapkota J, Ioannou E, Haddad Momeni M, Master ER, Ristolainen M. 2024
    Comparative assessment of chemical and biochemical approaches for the activation of lignocellulosic materials and emerging opportunities for expansin-related proteins. Cellulose. 31:147.
  • Dahiya D, Koitto T, Kutvonen K, Wang Y, Haddad Momeni M, de Ruijter S, Master ER. 2023
    Fungal loosenin-like proteins boost the cellulolytic enzyme conversion of pretreated wood fiber and cellulosic pulps. Bioresour Technol. 394:130188.
  • Wong MT, Nesbø CL, Wang W, Couturier M, Lombard V, Lapebie P, Terrapon N, Henrissat B, Edwards EA, Master ER. 2023
    Taxonomic composition and carbohydrate-active enzyme content in microbial enrichments from pulp mill anaerobic granules after cultivation on lignocellulosic substrates. Frontiers in Microbiomes. doi: 10.3389/frmbi.2023.1094865.
  • Mathieu Y, Raji O, Bellemare A, Di Falco M, Nguyen TTM, Viborg AH, Tsang A, Master E, Brumer H. 2023
    Functional characterization of fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases for cellulose surface oxidation. Biotechnol Biofuels Bioprod.16:132.
  • Monschein M, Ioannou E, Koitto T, Al Amin LAKM, Varis JJ, Wagner ER, Mikkonen KS, Cosgrove DJ, Master ER. 2023
    Loosenin-Like Proteins from Phanerochaete carnosa Impact Both Cellulose and Chitin Fiber Networks.Appl Environ Microbiol. 89(1):e0186322.
  • Derba-Maceluch M, Mitra M, Hedenström M, Liu X, Gandla ML, Barbut FR, Abreu IN, Donev EN, Urbancsok J, Moritz T, Jönsson LJ, Tsang A, Powlowski J, Master ER, Mellerowicz EJ. 2023
    . Xylan glucuronic acid side chains fix suberin-like aliphatic compounds to wood cell walls. New Phytol.doi: 10.1111/nph.18712.
  • Zhao H, Karppi J, Nguyen TTM, Bellemare A, Tsang A, Master E, Tenkanen M. 2022
    Characterization of a novel AA3_1 xylooligosaccharide dehydrogenase from Thermothelomyces myriococcoides CBS 398.93. Biotechnol Biofuels Bioprod. 15(1):135.
  • Li J, Goddard-Borger ED, Raji O, Saxena H, Solhi L, Mathieu Y, Master ER, Wakarchuk WW, Brumer H. 2022
    Chitin-Active Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases Are Rare in Cellulomonas Species. Appl Environ Microbiol. 88(15):e0096822.
  • Arefmanesh M, Vuong TV, Nikafshar S, Wallmo H, Nejad M, Master ER. 2022
    Enzymatic synthesis of kraft lignin-acrylate copolymers using an alkaline tolerant laccase. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 106(8):2969.
  • Penttinen L , Kouhi V, Fauré R, Skarina T, Stogios P, Master R, Jurak E. 2022
    Elucidating Sequence and Structural Determinants of Carbohydrate Esterases for Complete Deacetylation of Substituted Xylans. Molecules. 27:2655.
  • Vuong TV, Singh R, Eltis LD, Master ER. 2021
    The Comparative Abilities of a Small Laccase and a Dye-Decoloring Peroxidase From the Same Bacterium to Transform Natural and Technical Lignins. Front Microbiol. 73:51.
  • Hameleers L, Penttinen L, Ikonen M, Jaillot L, Fauré R, Terrapon N, Deuss PJ, Hakulinen N, Master ER, Jurak E. . 2021
    Polysaccharide utilization loci-driven enzyme discovery reveals BD-FAE: a bifunctional feruloyl and acetyl xylan esterase active on complex natural xylans. Biotechnol Biofuels. 14(1):127.
  • Haddad Momeni M, Fredslund F, Bissaro B, Raji O, Vuong TV, Meier S, Nielsen TS, Lombard V, Guigliarelli B, Biaso F, Haon M, Grisel S, Henrissat B, Welner DH, Master ER, Berrin JG, Abou Hachem M. 2021
    Discovery of fungal oligosaccharide-oxidising flavo-enzymes with previously unknown substrates, redox-activity profiles and interplay with LPMOs. Nat Commun. 12:2132.
  • Yan R, Wang W, Vuong TV, Xiu Y, Skarina T, Di Leo R, Gatenholm P, Toriz G, Tenkanen M, Stogios PJ, Master ER. 2021
    Structural characterization of the family GH115 α-glucuronidase from Amphibacillus xylanus yields insight into its coordinated action with α-arabinofuranosidases. N. Biotechnol. 62:49-56.
  • Raji O, Arnling Bååth J, Vuong TV, Larsbrink J, Olsson L, Master ER. 2020
    The coordinated action of glucuronoyl esterase and α-glucuronidase promotes the disassembly of lignin-carbohydrate complexes. FEBS Lett. 595(3):351-359.
  • Vuong TV, Master ER. 2020
    Enzymatic production of 4-O-methyl d-glucaric acid from hardwood xylan. Biotechnol Biofuels. 13:51.
  • Karppi J, Zhao H, Chong SL, Koistinen A, Tenkanen M, Master ER. 2020
    Quantitative comparison of pyranose dehydrogenase action on diverse xylooligosaccharides. Front. Chem. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2020.00011.
  • Mollerup F., Aumala V., Parikka K., Mathieu Y., Brumer H., Tenkanen M., Master E.R. 2019
    A family AA5_2 carbohydrate oxidase from Penicillium rubens displays functional overlap across the AA5 family. PLoS One. 14(5):e0216546
  • Sarch C., Suzuki H., Master E.R., Wang W. 2019
    Kinetics and regioselectivity of three GH62 α-L-arabinofuranosidases from plant pathogenic fungi. Biochim Biophys Acta Gen Subj. 1863(6):1070-1078
  • Wu B., Gaskell J., Zhang J., Toapanta C., Ahrendt S., Grigoriev I.V., Blanchette R.A., Schilling J.S., Master E., Cullen D., Hibbett D.S. 2019
    Evolution of substrate-specific gene expression and RNA editing in brown rot wood-decaying fungi. ISME J. 13(6):1391-1403
  • Aumala V., Mollerup F., Jurak E., Blume F., Karppi J., Koistinen A., Schuiten E., Voss M., Bornscheuer U., Deska J., Master E.R. 2019
    Biocatalytic production of amino-carbohydrates through oxidoreductase and transaminase cascades. ChemSusChem.
  • Jurak E., Suzuki H., van Erven G., Gandier J.A., Wong P., Chan K., Ho C.Y., Gong Y., Tillier E., Rosso M.N., Kabel M.A., Miyaichi S., Master E.R. 2018
    Dynamics of the Phanerochaete carnosa transcriptome during growth on aspen and spruce. BMC Genomics.
  • Razeq F.M., Jurak E., Stogies P.J., Yan R., Tenkanen M., Kabel M.A., Wang W., Master ER. 2018
    A novel acetyl xylan esterase enabling complete deacetylation of substituted xylan. Biotechnol Biofuels.
  • MacCormick. B., Vuong T.V., Master E.R. 2018
    Chemo-enzymatic synthesis of clickable xylo-oligosaccharide monomers from hardwood 4-O-methyl-glucuronoxylan. Biomacromolecules.
  • Wang W., Andric N., Sarch C., Silva B.T., Tenkanen M., Master E.R. 2018
    Constructing arabinofuranosidases for dual arabinoxylan debranching activity. Biotechnol Bioeng.
  • Gandier J.A., Master E.R. 2018
    Pichia pastoris is a suitable host for the heterologous expression of predicted Class I and Class II hydrophobins for discovery, study, and application in biotechnology. Microorganisms.
    6(1). pii: E3. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms6010003
  • Wong M.T., Wang W., Couturier M., Razeq F.M., Lombard V., Lapebie P., Edwards E.A., Terrapin N., Henrissat B., Master E.R. 2017
    Comparative metagenomics of cellulose- and poplar hydrolysate-degrading microcosms from gut microflora of the Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis) and North American moose (Alces americanus) after long-term enrichment. Front Microbiol.
  • Goacher R.E., Braham E.J., Michienzi C.L., Flick R.M., Bakunin A.F., Master E.R. 2017
    Direct analysis by Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) reveals action of bacterial laccase-mediator system on both hardwood and softwood samples. Physiol Plant.
    doi: 10.1111/ppl.12688
  • Andberg M., Mollerup F., Parikka K., Koutaniemi S., Boer H., Juvonen M., Master E., Tenkanen M., Kruus K. 2017
    A novel Colletotrichum graminicola raffinose oxidase in the AA5 family. Appl Environ Microbiol.
    83(20). pii: e01383-17
  • Yan R., Vuong T.V., Wang W., Master E.R. 2017
    Action of a GH115 α-glucuronidase from Amphibacillus xylanus at alkaline condition promotes release of 4-O-methylglucopyranosyluronic acid from glucuronoxylan and arabinoglucuronoxylan. Enzyme Microb Technol.
  • Mai-Gisondi G., Maaheimo H., Chong S.L., Hinz S., Tenkanen M., Master E. 2017
    Functional comparison of versatile carbohydrate esterases from families CE1, CE6 and CE16 on acetyl-4-O-methylglucuronoxylan and acetyl-galactoglucomannan. Biochim Biophys Acta.
  • 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.

    86: 1903-1914.
  • 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.