Journal articles

  • The predominant molecular state of bound enzyme determines the strength and type of product inhibition in the hydrolysis of recalcitrant polysaccharides by processive enzymes. Kuusk, S., Sørlie, M., Väljamäe, P. JBC 2015, March 12; doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.635631
  • Enzyme processivity changes with the extent of recalcitrant polysaccharide degradation. Hamre AG, Lorentzen, SB, Väljamäe P, Sørlie M. FEBS Lett. 2014 Dec 20;588(24):4620-4.
  • Slow off-rates and strong product binding are required for processivity and efficient degradation of recalcitrant chitin by family 18 chitinases. Mihhail Kurašin, Silja Kuusk, Piret Kuusk, Morten Sørlie and Priit Väljamäe (2015)  J. Biol. Chem. 290(48) 29074-85.


  • M. Kurashin gave an oral presentation of the project results on the Annual Conference of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Estonian Biocentre (EBC) and Estonian Genome Center (EGC) 14.-15.12. 2015.
  • P Väljamäe presented the project at TEUK XVII conference in Tartu, Estonia, 12. nov 2015
  • M. Sørlie presented the project at Gordon Research Conference "A New Era of Research on Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes: Their Reaction Mechanisms and Evolution", Andover, USA, 2.-7. aug. 2015
  • Presentation of the project results on the Norwegian Biochemical Society Symposium at Aas, Norway on September 17, 2015.
  • P. Väljamäe presented the project at Norwegian-Estonian Research Cooperation Programme Workshop for Project Promoters in Tallinn, Estonia, 12. nov. 2013
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