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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Biorefining Processes

Location: Bioproduct Chemistry and Engineering Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Almond hulls as a biofuels feedstock: Variations in carbohydrates by variety and location in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Offeman, R.D., Holtman, K.M., Covello, K.M., Orts, W.J. 2014. Almond hulls as a biofuels feedstock: Variations in carbohydrates by variety and location in California. Biomass and Bioenergy. 54:109-114.
Directed evolution of GH43 ß-xylosidase XylBH43 thermal stability and L186 saturation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, S.K., Heng, C., Braker, J.D., Chan, V.J., Lee, C.C., Jordan, D.B., Yuan, L., Wagschal, K.C. 2013. Directed evolution of GH43 ß-xylosidase XylBH43 thermal stability and L186 saturation. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 41(3):489-498. DOI: 10.1007/s10295-013-1377-0.
Engineering yeast for the expression and secretion of cellulase cocktails - (Abstract Only)
(30-Aug-13)
Cloning of a novel feruloyl esterase gene from rumen microbial metagenome and enzyme characterization in synergism with endoxylanases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Liao, H., Zidwick, M. 2013. Cloning of a novel feruloyl esterase gene from rumen microbial metagenome and enzyme characterization in synergism with endoxylanases. Journal of Industrial Microbiology. 40:287-295.
Xylanase XYN IV from Trichoderma reesei showing exo- and endo-xylanase activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Tenkanen, M., Vrsanaka, M., Sika-Aho, M., Puchart, V., Penttila, M., Salohelmo, M., Biely, P. 2012. Xylanase XYN IV from Trichoderma reesei showing exo- and endo-xylanase activity. FEBS Journal. 280: 295-301.
Divalent metal activation of a GH43 ß-xylosidase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C., Braker, J.D., Grigorescu, A.A., Wagschal, K.C., Jordan, D.B. 2013. Divalent metal activation of a GH43 ß-xylosidase. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 52(2):84-90.
Selenium speciation analysis of Misgurnus anguillicaudatus selenoprotein by HPLC-ICP-MS and HPLC-ESI-MS/MS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gong, L., Xu, Q., Lee, C.C., Zhang, H. 2012. Selenium speciation analysis of Misgurnus anguillicaudatus selenoprotein by HPLC-ICP-MS and HPLC-ESI-MS/MS. European Food Research and Technology. 235 (1) 169-176.
Designer xylanosomes: protein nanostructures for enhanced xylan hydrolysis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcclendon, S.D., Mao, Z., Shin, H., Wagschal, K.C., Chen, R.R. 2012. Designer xylanosomes: protein nanostructures for enhanced xylan hydrolysis.. Biomacromolecules. 167: 385-411.
Isolation and characterization of a novel GH67 a-glucuronidase from a mixed culture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Ruiping, L., Robertson, G.H., Kibblewhite, R.E., Orts, W.J. 2012. Isolation and characterization of a novel GH67 a-glucuronidase from a mixed culture. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 39:1245-1251. DOI:10.1007/s10295-012-1128-7.
Development of enzymes and enzyme systems by genetic engineering to convert biomass to sugars - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C. 2013. Development of enzymes and enzyme systems by genetic engineering to convert biomass to sugars. [Abstract}. California American Chemical Society Section Meeting, April 25, 2012, Albany CA.
Master curve captures the effect of domain morphology on ethanol pervaporation through block copolymer membranes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jha, A.K., Tsang, S., Ozcam, A., Offeman, R.D., Balsara, N.P. 2012. Master curve captures the effect of domain morphology on ethanol pervaporation through block copolymer membranes. Journal Membrane Science. 401-402: 125-131.
Nanostructured enzyme assemblies for lignocellulosic biomass breakdown for bioproduct and bioenergy applications - (Abstract Only)
(25-Jan-12)
Thermal properties of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) recovered from municipal solid waste by steam autoclaving - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holtman, K.M., Kodama, A.B., Klamczynski, A., Flynn, A., Bozzi, D.V., Torres, L., Franquivillanueva, D.M., Mao, J., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2012. Thermal properties of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) recovered from municipal solid waste by steam autoclaving. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 126(5):1698-1708.
Microplate-based active/inactive 1 screen for biomass degrading enzyme library purification and gene discovery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagschal, K.C., Lee, C.C. 2012. Microplate-based active/inactive 1 screen for biomass degrading enzyme library purification and gene discovery. Analytical Biochemistry. 89: 83-85.
Properties of thermoplastic starch from cassave bagasse and cassava starch and their blends with poly (lactic acid). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Teixeira, E., Curvelo, A., Correa, A.C., Marconcini, J.M., Glenn, G.M., Mattoso, L.H. 2012. Properties of thermoplastic starch from cassave bagasse and cassava starch and their blends with poly (lactic acid). Industrial Crops and Products. 37: 61-68.
Plant cell walls to ethanol. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jordan, D.B., Bowman, M.J., Braker, J.D., Dien, B.S., Hector, R.E., Lee, C.C., Mertens, J.A., Wagschal, K.C. 2012. Plant cell walls to ethanol. Biochemical Journal. 442:247-252.
Hpmc Reinforced with Different Cellulose Nanoparticles - (Abstract Only)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Bras, J., Orts, W.J., Senechal, T., Williams, T.G. 2011. HPMC reinforced with different cellulose nanoparticles. Carbohydrate Polymers. 86 (4) 1549-1557.
Isolation of alpha-glucuronidase enzyme from a rumen metagenomic library - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C., Kibblewhite, R.E., Wagschal, K.C., Li, R., Orts, W.J. 2012. Isolation of alpha-glucuronidase enzyme from a rumen metagenomic library. Protein Journal. 31(3):206-211.
Starch-lipid composites containing cimmamaldehyde - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Chiou, B., De Campos, A., Du, W., Wood, D.F., Klamczynski, A., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2012. Starch-lipid composites containing cimmamaldehyde. Starch. 64(3):219-228.
Morphological and mechanical characterization of thermoplastic starch and its blends with polylactic acid using cassava starch and bagasse - (Proceedings)
Teixeira, E.M., Curvelo, A.A., Correa, A.C., Marconcini, J.M., Glenn, G.M., Mattoso, L.H. 2011. Morphological and mechanical characterization of thermoplastic starch and its blends with polylactic acid using cassava starch and bagasse. In: Proceedings of 11th Congresso Brasileiro de Polimeros. Brazilian Association of Polymers: Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo, Brazil. p. 5666-5670.
Starch as a feedstock for bioproducts and packaging - (Book / Chapter)
Glenn, G.M., Imam, S.H., Orts, W.J., Holtman, K.M. 2012. Starch as a feedstock for bioproducts and packaging. Book Chapter. p. 255-269.
Biopolymers in controlled release devices for agricultural applications. - (Proceedings)
(10-Jul-11)
Catalytic properties of ß-D-xylosidase XylBH43 from Bacillus halodurans C-125 and mutant XylBH43-W147G - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagschal, K.C., Jordan, D.B., Braker, J.D. 2011. Expression, characterization, and site-directed mutagenesis of ß-D-xylosidase XylBH43 from Bacillus halodurans C-125. Process Biochemistry. doi:10.1016/j.procbio.2011.07.009.
A novel method to fabricate high permeance, high selectivity thin-film composite membranes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Offeman, R.D., Ludvik, C.N. 2011. A novel method to fabricate high permeance, high selectivity thin-film composite membranes. Journal Membrane Science. 380: 163-170.
Hpmc Reinforced with Different Cellulose Nanoparticles     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Bras, J., Williams, T.G., Senchal, T., Orts, W.J. 2011. HPMC reinforced with different cellulose nanoparticles. Carbohydrate Polymers. 86(4): 1549-1557.
Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for consolidated bioprocessing in starch and biomass conversion - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Batt Throne, S.B., Chan, V.J. 2011. Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for consolidated bioprocessing in starch and biomass conversion. [Abstract]. Society of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-28,2011 New Orleans, Louisana.
Hilic Separation Mechanisms of Tetracyclines on Amino Bonded Silica Column - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, R., Zhang, Y., Lee, C.C., Liu, L., Huang, Y. 2011. HILIC separation mechanisms of tetracyclines on amino bonded silica column. Journal of Separation Science. 34(13):1508-1516.
Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce feruloyl esterase for the release of ferulic acid from switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Batt Throne, S.B., Sarath, G., Liao, H. 2011. Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce feruloyl esterase for the release of ferulic acid from switchgrass. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s10295-011-0985-9.
Effect of nanoscale morphology on selective ethanol transport through block copolymer membranes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jha, A.K., Chen, L., Offeman, R.D., Balsara, N.P. 2011. Effect of nanoscale morphology on selective ethanol transport through block copolymer membranes. Journal Membrane Science. 373:112-120.
Poisoning of mixed matrix membranes by fermentation components in pervaporation of ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Offeman, R.D., Ludvik, C.N. 2011. Poisoning of mixed matrix membranes by fermentation components in pervaporation of ethanol. Journal Membrane Science. 367:288-295.
Biofuels and bioenergy production from municipal solid waste commingled with agriculturally-derived biomass. - (Book / Chapter)
Holtman, K.M., Bozzi, D.V., Franquivillanueva, D.M., Orts, W.J. 2010. Biofuels and bioenergy production from municipal solid waste commingled with agriculturally-derived biomass.. Sustainable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels. Ch. 14, pp. 237-247.
A high-throughput protein expression system in Pichia pastoris using a newly developed episomal vector - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sasagawa, T., Moriya, S., Lee, C.C., Kitamoto, K., Arioka, M. 2011. A high-throughput protein expression system in Pichia pastoris using a newly developed episomal vector. Plasmid Journal. 65(1):65-69.
Screening and characterization of hemicellulose-degrading enzymes - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Orts, W.J. Screening and characterization of hemicellulose-degrading enzymes. 2010 SIM Annual Meeting and Exhibition; Abstract S160b: p101.
Structural, electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of electrospun poly(lactic acid)/polyaniline blend fibers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Picciani, P.H., Medeiros, E.S., Pan, Z., Wood, D.F., Orts, W.J., Mattoso, L.H., Soares, B.G. 2010. Structural, electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of electrospun poly(lactic acid)/polyaniline blend fibers. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 295: 618-627.
Screening assays for biomass-degrading enzymes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C. 2010. Screening assays for biomass-degrading enzymes. Biofuels. 1(4):575-588.
Electrospinning of Polyaniline/Poly(Lactic Acid) Ultrathin Fibers: Process and Statistical Modeling using a Non-Gaussian Approach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Picciani, P.H., Soares, B.G., Medeiros, E.S., De Siyza, F.G., Wood, D.F., Orts, W.J., Mattoso, L.H. 2009. Electrospinning of Polyaniline/Poly(Lactic Acid) Ultrathin Fibers: Process and Statistical Modeling using a Non-Gaussian Approach. Macromolecular Theory and Simululations. 18:528–536.
Functional cloning of an endo-alpha-1,5-L-arabinanase gene from a metagenomic library - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Mccormack, A.A. 2009. Functional cloning of an endo-alpha-1,5-L-arabinanase gene from a metagenomic library. Protein and Peptide Letters. 16:1411-1435.
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