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Molecules 2017, 22(12), 2106; doi:10.3390/molecules22122106

One-Step Partially Purified Lipases (ScLipA and ScLipB) from Schizophyllum commune UTARA1 Obtained via Solid State Fermentation and Their Applications
Yew Chee Kam 1Orcid, Kwan Kit Woo 2 and Lisa Gaik Ai Ong 1,*
Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar 31900, Malaysia
Department of Chemical Engineering, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kajang 43000, Malaysia
Correspondence: Tel.: +60-5-468-8888
Received: 9 October 2017 / Accepted: 29 November 2017 / Published: 8 December 2017


Lipases with unique characteristics are of value in industrial applications, especially those targeting cost-effectiveness and less downstream processes. The aims of this research were to: (i) optimize the fermentation parameters via solid state fermentation (SSF); and (ii) study the performance in hydrolysis and esterification processes of the one-step partially purified Schizophyllum commune UTARA1 lipases. Lipase was produced by cultivating S. commune UTARA1 on sugarcane bagasse (SB) with used cooking oil (UCO) via SSF and its production was optimized using Design-Expert® 7.0.0. Fractions 30% (ScLipA) and 70% (ScLipB) which contained high lipase activity were obtained by stepwise (NH4)2SO4 precipitation. Crude fish oil, coconut oil and butter were used to investigate the lipase hydrolysis capabilities by a free glycerol assay. Results showed that ScLipA has affinities for long, medium and short chain triglycerides, as all the oils investigated were degraded, whereas ScLipB has affinities for long chain triglycerides as it only degrades crude fish oil. During esterification, ScLipA was able to synthesize trilaurin and triacetin. Conversely, ScLipB was specific towards the formation of 2-mono-olein and triacetin. From the results obtained, it was determined that ScLipA and ScLipB are sn-2 regioselective lipases. Hence, the one-step partial purification strategy proved to be feasible for partial purification of S. commune UTARA1 lipases that has potential use in industrial applications.
sugarcane bagasse; used cooking oil; hydrolysis; esterification

1. Introduction

Filamentous fungi are suitable for solid state fermentation (SSF) due to their substrate colonizing mycelium, limited water tolerance and extracellular enzyme production. Schizophyllum commune is a commonly distributed split gill white-rot mushroom [1,2] found worldwide. It is cultivated in Malaysia, as it is popularly eaten by the Malay community [1]. However, it is also found to degrade wood and caused severe infections in humans [2]. Recently, Singh et al. [3] has purified the lipase produced by S. commune which was cultivated on Leucaena leucocephala seeds under solid state fermentation conditions. Due to these findings, S. commune was selected for this study.
The usage of lipase (triacylglycerol acylhydrolase EC to convert water insoluble substrates is gaining more attention [4]. Enzymes are the alternative option in the continual pursuit for non-pollutant processes, moving in the direction of greener technologies [5]. As compared to chemical synthesis, biocatalysts or enzymes, which are classified as eco-friendly, are able to reduce the thermodynamic barrier that separates products from substrates and significantly lowers the energy consumption [5]. Studies of the selective triacylglycerol hydrolysis capabilities of lipases and their manipulations using diverse approaches have been reported [4] for various applications. Enzymes are a preferred choice due to their ability to work under mild conditions, ease of use, their production of less toxic by-products, and the fact the reactions are solvent-free or performed in an aqueous phase [5].
Lipases are suitable for working with raw, defined, sophisticated or unstable substrates under mild conditions and produce more stable products [5]. It is appealing that under certain conditions, lipases offer a natural approach compared to chemical catalysts [5]. Thus, this speed up the reaction processes and product procurement. The seafood industry generates wastes mainly from the discarded parts of fish, i.e., heads, fins, guts, scales and skins, that have potential for fish oil extraction and subsequent use in the food or nutraceutical industries [6] as an alternative to decrease land filling and environment pollution. Coconut oil, from the kernel of Cocos nucifera L., a clear liquid with pleasant aroma, is edible and used in bakery, confectionary, cooking, pharmaceutical and cosmetics [7]. On the other hand, butter has been in our daily lives since the early ages, and is a common item in the kitchen. In this study three raw triacylglycerols (TAGs), namely crude fish oil (long chain), coconut oil (medium chain) and butter (short chain), were selected for lipase hydrolysis studies.
TAGs are rich sources for the production of monoacylglycerols (MAGs) and diacylglycerols (DAGs). MAGs and DAGs are utilized as emulsifiers in cosmetics, drugs and food industry [8]. MAGs and DAGs can be chemically synthesized by glycerolysis of vegetable and animals lipids at high temperatures ranging from 200 to 290 °C, producing unwanted by-products [4,8]. Therefore, lipase is an alternative for lipids hydrolysis under mild conditions in the presence of excess water, generating lower wastes [8] and faster products production.
Besides hydrolysis, lipases also have the ability to esterify glycerol and free fatty acids to form TAGs [9]. As hydrolysis and esterification are reversible, water contents must be monitored in order to drive the reaction towards the desired products. Since lipases have specific affinity towards different substrates, thus acetic, lauric and oleic acids, which represent short, medium and long fatty acids, were chosen in this study for this purpose.
Thin layer chromatography (TLC) is a low cost reaction monitoring and an alternative method mainly used to detect chemical compounds, and it has been used for commercial characterization of oils for several decades [8,10,11], as it is rapid and sensitive. Junior et al. [8] recently studied the hydrolysis of triolein using Lipozyme RM IM from Rhizomucor miehei and the results were evaluated using TLC analysis.
According to Bayoumi et al. [12], high-purity of lipases is not required in the detergent industry, but rather the crude or partially purified version can be used as it is more cost effective. The industry is more concerned with the functionality and performance of the enzyme under certain conditions, rather than the enzyme purity. Ammonium sulfate was selected to precipitate and partial purify the crude lipase extract due to its inert effect of protein structure, solubility in water and being cheaply available [12]. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the actions of one-step partial purified lipases on substrates of different chain lengths.

2. Results and Discussion

2.1. Optimization of Fermentation Parameters

In this study, eight variables i.e., inoculum density, moisture ratio, urea, incubation temperature, sugarcane bagasse (SB) solids, glucose, SB particle size and used cooking oil (UCO) ratio that affect lipase productivity were screened. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) was applied to test the interaction effects of the variables (Table 1). The p-value less than 0.05 indicated that the model terms are significant. Among the selected parameters, only moisture (p-value: 0.0021) and UCO (p-value: 0.0122) ratios were the significant variables. From these results, the correlations between the two factors and their effects on lipase production were evaluated using a 3-Level Factorial Design.
The model F-value of 14.24 (p < 0.0001) was obtained from the ANOVA analysis (Table 2), which implies the model is significant. There is only a 0.01% chance that such a “Model F-value” could occur due to noise. From the results, there is no correlation between the moisture and UCO ratios (p-value > 0.05).
However, the moisture ratio was found to be the enhancing factor, while UCO ratio as the delimiting factor as shown in Equation (1) and Figure 1. The moisture ratio acts as the enhancing factor as all organism need moisture for growth. Moisture was needed only up to a certain extend in SSF, otherwise it will be submerged fermentation. On the other hand, the UCO ratio acts as the delimiting factor as too much oil will cause fungus suffocation, limiting the lipase production. UCO is only needed in small amounts, as an inducer.
Lipase activity = +0.047043 + 0.039508 Moisture ratio − 0.026561 UCO ratio
By selecting a moisture ratio of 3.0, the predicted lipase activity is calculated as 0.112 based on Equation (1). After fermentation, the lipase activity was observed to be 0.110 ± 0.00 U/gSB. The predicted and observed values were found to be similar and the model was thus validated.

2.2. Partial Purification of Crude Enzyme Extract

After ammonium sulfate precipitation and dialysis, it was observed that S. commune has two major protein fractions with high lipase specific activity (Table 3) which were obtained at 30% and 70% of the (NH4)2SO4 precipitation. Figure 2 shows the protein profile of S. commune lipase before and after partial purification. The 30% and 70% (NH4)2SO4 fractions were denominated as ScLipA and ScLipB, respectively. No activity was detected at 90% of (NH4)2SO4 precipitation and onwards, even though the protein contents were 3.68 mg and 73.88 mg, respectively. These results indicated that S. commune lipase did not precipitate after 80% of (NH4)2SO4 saturation. This is in agreement with the research done by Singh et al. [3]. They precipitated the lipase of S. commune ISTL04 up to 70% (NH4)2SO4 saturation, before further purifying it by SuperdexTM 200 gel permeation chromatography. They also found out that the protein size of S. commune lipase was 60 kDa, which coincides with Lane 3 in Figure 2. However, this protein size was not visible in Lane 2 of Figure 2. These results indicated that the partially purified fractions may contain different lipases. To further confirm this, each fraction was subjected to oil hydrolysis and glycerol esterification experiments to investigate their preference towards different substrates of various chain lengths.

2.3. Lipase Stability and Deactivation

ScLipA and ScLipB were found to be stable at 20 and 30 °C over a period of 5 h (Figure 3). It was observed that after 30 °C pre-incubation, ScLipA was activated, with over 100% relative activity. The relative activity of both ScLipA and ScLipB decreased as the incubation temperature and time increases. After incubated for 30 min at 60 and 70 °C, the relative activity has dramatically decreased to less than 50%. Thus, 30 °C was chosen for oil hydrolysis and glycerol esterification.

2.4. Oil Hydrolysis and Glycerol Esterification

In this study, undefined or raw triacylglycerol substrates which are often used in industry were chosen for hydrolysis. As TAG is associated with three fatty acids, all three fatty acids must be released before glycerol is detectable. From the results obtained, ScLipA showed the highest affinity towards long chain triacylglycerol (LCTG) hydrolysis. This was apparent in Table 4 as the crude fish oil hydrolysis produced glycerol of 2.489 μmol/mgprotein/day. Fish oil is a source of LCTG, especially long chain essential fatty acids (C20 and C22) [6]. The total crude fish oil from the extraction method was 13.2 g per 400 g of fish viscera and unwanted parts, which was used directly as crude fish oil. For this study, commercial coconut oil with 47.7% of lauric acid (C12:0) [13] was used as a model to represent the medium chain triacylglycerol (MCTG). Lauric acid was found as an effective antimicrobial and antifungal material [14]. As seen in Table 4, coconut oil hydrolysis produced glycerol of 0.405 μmol/mgprotein/day. The result indicated that ScLipA has an affinity towards MCTG as well. As for short chain triacylglycerol, unsalted commercial butter with significant amounts of butyric acid [14] was chosen for this study and the glycerol production was 0.236 μmol/mgprotein/day. From the results, it was observed that ScLipA showed affinity towards the hydrolysis of LCTG, MCTG and short chain triacylglycerol (SCTG).
ScLipB catalyzed glycerol production from hydrolysis of crude fish oil (0.460 μmol/mgprotein/day). However, glycerol production was not detected for the hydrolysis of commercial coconut oil and unsalted commercial butter. These indicated that ScLipB has an affinity towards the hydrolysis of LCTG, but not MCTG and SCTG. These results also coincide with the findings of Singh et al. [15] on fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) production from cyanobacterial endolith Leptolyngbya ISTCY101 oil using immobilized purified 70% (NH4)2SO4 precipitated lipase from S. commune ISTL04. They reported that the cyanobacterial oil was mainly palmitic acid (C16:0), palmitoleic acid (C16:1), stearic acid (C18:0) and oleic acid (C18:1) fatty acids (more than 60%). The results from both studies verified that the 70% (NH4)2SO4 fraction from S. commune, which is similar to ScLipB in this study, has affinity towards long chain fatty acids. This can also be observed as the S. commune UTARA1 was cultured on milled SB impregnated with UCO of palm oil origin which is rich in palmitic acid.
Most lipases are either sn-1,3 regiospecific or non-regiospecific [16]. The sn-1,3 regiospecific lipase act on the ester bonds from the sn-1 or sn-3 positions of the TAGs [8], while non-regiospecific lipases hydrolyzes the ester bonds of the TAGs randomly [16]. On the other hand, Lotrakul and Dharmsthiti [17] stated that if the lipase is sn-2 regiospecific, 1,3-DAGs and 1(3)-MAG might be produced. According to Tong et al. [18], the TLC result obtained with Candida antarctica lipase A (CalA) displayed a clear 1,2- (2,3-) diolein spot and a slightly more intense spot of 1,3-diolein, indicating that CalA was a sn-2 regioselective lipase. For this study, similar scenario can also be observed on the TLC plate in Lanes 4–6 of Figure 4, showing a significant amount of 1,3-DAGs, and less of 1,2- (2,3-) DAGs. Therefore, it was stipulated that ScLipA is most probably a sn-2 regioselective lipase.
TLC was recommended for qualitatively screening enzymatic TAGs hydrolysis reactions [8]. As a result of their affinity to a variety of substrates, lipases possess specific characteristics for producing different products [5]. Direct esterification of glycerol with acetic acid was carried out with ScLipA in a solvent free system with the molar ratios of 1:9, and the results were evaluated using TLC. Figure 5a shows the time course profile of direct esterification of glycerol and acetic acid using ScLipA and triacetin (Nacalai tesque, Kyoto, Japan) was used as a control. It can be seen that glycerol was esterified to form monoacetin and diacetin from Day 1–4; while triacetin was formed on Day 5 with a reduction in the intensity of monoacetin spot. As for lauric acid, monolaurin was synthesized on Day 1 as in Figure 5b Lane 1. Trilaurin can be observed on Day 2 for the molar ratios of 1:3 (glycerol:lauric acid); however, the trilaurin produced was degraded subsequently, as shown in Figure 5b Lanes 3–5. Hydrolysis and esterification are reversible in lipase reaction [9], where the water produced during esterification of lauric acid was most probably involved in the hydrolysis of trilaurin back to its original state, which is caused by the affinity of ScLipA to hydrolyze MCTG. To ensure the reaction move towards the esterification process, water must be kept at a minimum amount or totally removed. This was also supported by Rosu et al. [9], who stated that water removal during reaction is very important for moving the reaction equilibrium towards esterification processes. Esterification of lauric acid and glycerol (molar ratio of lauric acid/glycerol of 3) with 9% Lipozyme IM 20 at 80 °C was conducted by Langone and Sant’ Anna, Jr. [19]. They found that 75% of trilaurin was produced after 26 h of incubation. Conversely, this study showed that trilaurin can be produced by Day 2 using 4% partial purified lipase at 30 °C; as the enzyme is more stable at this temperature. As for direct esterification of glycerol and oleic acid, ScLipA did not show any triolein production (results not shown).
Figure 6a shows the time course profile of direct esterification of glycerol with acetic acid (molar ratios of 1:9) using ScLipB. Triacetin (Nacalai Tesque, Kyoto, Japan) was used as a control. Similar with ScLipA, ScLipB also esterified glycerol forming monoacetin and diacetin from Day 1–4; while triacetin was formed only on Day 5, with a reduction in the intensity of monoacetin spot. Liao et al. [20] were able to obtain 100% triacetin conversion with the same molar ratio using Amberlyst A-35 at 105 °C for 4 h. They also stated that the glycerol conversion increased with the increase of temperature and molar ratio [20]. Conversely, this study took on a more subtle approach, using lipase at 30 °C.
In Figure 6b, oleic acid (Bendosen, Norway) and triolein (Sigma, St. Louis, MO, USA) were used as control for Lanes 6 and 7, respectively. With the molar ratio of 1:9 (glycerol:oleic acid), 2-mono-olein was only apparent on Day 5 by ScLipB as shown in Figure 6b Lane 5, a distinct spot above 1-mono-olein. A sn-2 regioselective lipase will incorporate fatty acid at the sn-2 position in the glycerol molecule. Based on the results shown in Figure 6b, it was stipulated that ScLipB is also a sn-2 regioselective lipase. Using Aspergillus carneus lipase at 30 s high power microwave irradiations (800 W, 90 °C) under solvent free system, higher percentage of triolein (50%) was synthesized [21]. Conversely, this study took on a more subtle approach, using lipase at 30 °C. By manipulating the reaction conditions and suitable enzyme selections, the resultant products can be controlled [8], driving the reactions either towards hydrolysis or esterification. As for direct esterification of glycerol and lauric acid, ScLipB did not show any trilaurin production (results not shown).
Sharma and Rathore [22] stated that for bacteria lipases, ammonium sulfate precipitation can only purify the enzyme to a certain degree that is suitable for detergent formulations, but further purification is required for synthetic reactions. This might due to the fact that most bacterial lipases are intracellular, compared to the extracellular fungal lipases which may function well outside the cell. Based on our findings, the fungal lipases that were precipitated with ammonium sulfate can be used for several application purposes, namely TAGs hydrolysis and synthesis. To the authors’ best knowledge, this is the first time that S. commune was reported to have two different lipases, namely ScLipA and ScLipB. The two partial lipases were tested on various TAGs and fatty acids of different chain lengths and showed different affinities towards different substrates.

3. Materials and Methods

3.1. Fungal Cultivation and Solid State Fermentation

Isolate S. commune UTARA1 was maintained on potato dextrose agar incorporated with 1% of UCO at 30 °C. Four grams of milled SB were impregnated with UCO into a 250 mL flask before sterilization. Fermentation medium [23] was autoclaved separately before being added into each flask, maintaining the substrate to moisture ratio (g:mL). The flasks were then mixed before inoculation with seven mycelia discs prior to incubation at 30 °C for 5 days.

3.2. Optimization of Fermentation Parameters

The main goal for fermentation parameters optimization was to identify the optimal medium compositions and culture conditions, in relation to lipase production by S. commune UTARA1. Inoculums density (number of mycelia discs), moisture ratio (mL per g of SB), urea (%), incubation temperature (°C), SB solids (g), glucose (%), SB particle size (mm) and UCO ratio (mL per g of SB) used during solid state fermentation were the parameters under investigation. These factors were evaluated by the application of a 2-Level Fractional Factorial Design (Design-Expert® 7.0.0, Stat-Ease, Minneapolis, MN, USA). Eight independent variables in sixteen combinations in triplicates were organized according to the 2-Level Fractional Factorial Design matrix (Table 5). For each variable, a high (+1) and a low (−1) level was tested.
The optimum condition of the significant screened factors was determined by 3-Level Factorial Design (Design-Expert® 7.0.0). Two independent variables in nine combinations in triplicates were organized according to the 3-Level Factorial Design matrix (Table 6). From the results obtained, an equation of the optimum condition that supported the maximum production of lipase from SB impregnated with UCO by S. commune UTARA1 was generated and validated.

3.3. Crude Enzyme Extraction and Lipase Assay

Phosphate buffer (0.1 M, pH 7) was added to extract the crude enzyme at the buffer to SB ratio of 10:1. The flasks were agitated in orbital shaker at 200 rpm, 30 °C for 30 min before filtering through muslin cloth. The filtrate was then centrifuged at 13,000 rpm for 5 min. The supernatant was used as crude enzyme extract. The lipase was assayed and carried out using 2.5 mM 4-nitrophenyl laurate (NPL, Sigma) as substrate. The assay mixture was prepared with 0.2 mL of NPL dissolved in isopropanol, 1.6 mL of 0.1 M phosphate buffer (pH 7) and 0.2 mL of crude enzyme extract. The reaction was left to run at room temperature for 30 min. Prior to spectrophometric analysis, the tubes were centrifuged at 10,000 rpm for 10 min at 4 °C. The absorbance was read at 400 nm against an enzyme-free control. One unit of lipase activity is defined as the amount of enzyme which releases 1 μmol of p-nitrophenol per minute under the assay conditions. The extinction coefficient of NPL is ε = 8.4 mM−1·cm−1.

3.4. Partial Purification of Crude Enzyme Extract

The crude enzyme extract (600 mL) was subjected to stepwise ammonium sulfate precipitations from 30 to 90% saturations at 4 °C. The precipitates were harvested by centrifugation at 8000× g for 20 min. The pellet was dissolved in 5 mL of 0.1 mM phosphate buffer, pH 7.0 and dialyzed (10,000 MWCO SnakeSkin® dialysis tubes, Thermo Scientific, Waltham, MA, USA) prior use. Each fraction was subjected to lipase and protein (Bradford reagent, Amresco, Solon, OH, USA) assays followed by SDS-PAGE.

3.5. Lipase Stability and Deactivation

The partially purified lipase was subjected to stability and deactivation tests. The lipase fractions were pre-incubated over a range of 20–70 °C and sampling at 30 min, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 h. The lipase fractions were then assayed as described in Section 3.3.

3.6. Crude Fish Oil Extraction

Fish viscera and unwanted parts (400 g) were obtained from the local market in Kampar (Perak, Malaysia). They were homogenized using a blender (Waring, Stamford, CT, USA). Equal parts of distilled water and hexane were added and the mixture was shaken at 200 rpm for 30 min at room temperature. Then, the slurry was left to settle down overnight at 4 °C before centrifugation at 8000× g for 20 min at 4 °C. The top hexane layer was recovered and it was centrifuged again at 8000× g for 20 min at 4 °C. Then the layer was subjected to rotary evaporator (Büchi, Flawil, Switzerland) for hexane removal and oil concentration. The recovered crude fish oil was stored in the dark at 4 °C.

3.7. Oil Hydrolysis and Glycerol Esterification

The partially purified lipase (3 mL) was subjected to hydrolysis using 300 µL of oil (crude fish oil, coconut oil) or 0.3 g of butter. The mixtures were incubated at 30 °C, shaking at 140 rpm for 24 h in a solvent free system. Samples were taken for analysis. Free glycerol is quantified after derivatization [24]. Potassium periodate solution, 10 mM (1.2 mL) was added to a sample (2 mL) and was shaken for 30 s. Then, 0.2 M acetylacetone solution (1.2 mL) was added. The mixture was incubated at 70 °C for 1 min, with manual stirring. Subsequently, the mixture was cooled under tap water and the absorbance was read at 410 nm against an enzyme-free control. Esterification was carried out using glycerol and fatty acids were mixed according to their molar ratios in a solvent free system. The partially purified lipase (4%) was added. The mixture was incubated at 30 °C, shaking at 140 rpm for 5 days. Samples were taken daily and evaluated using thin layer chromatography (TLC) analysis (TLC silica gel 60 F254 Al plates, Merck, Kenilworth, NJ, USA). The plates were then visualized under iodine vapor treatments and UV 254 nm.

4. Conclusions

Out of eight factors affecting the fermentation, only moisture and UCO ratios were found to be significant. The potential applications of ScLipA and ScLipB in their partial purified forms were presented in this study. The results obtained suggest that ScLipA and ScLipB have application potential in selective hydrolysis of lipids, TAG modifications, and biodiesel production and that they are sn-2 regioselective lipases. It is appealing to observe that under certain conditions, ScLipA and ScLipB offer a natural alternative for the production of value-added products, compared to the chemical hydrolysis or synthesis. The use of these partial purified lipases facilitates cost reduction and the reaction conditions are more environmental friendly. The synthesis and hydrolysis products of TAGs, MAGs and DAGs derivatives are commercially valuable products, especially in the cosmetics, drugs and food industries. These direct reactions without organic solvents can be an alternative for future industrial applications.


The authors would like to thank the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) for the FRGS Fasa 1/2010 Project (FRGS/1/10/SG/UTAR/03/9) for the support of this research.

Author Contributions

Ong, L.G.A. conceived and designed the experiments; Kam, Y.C. performed the experiments; Ong, L.G.A., Kam, Y.-C. and Woo, K.K. analyzed the data; Ong, L.G.A. and Woo, K.K. contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools; Ong, L.G.A. and Kam, Y.C. wrote the paper.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest. The founding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results.


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  • Sample Availability: Samples of the compounds are not available from the authors.
Figure 1. Response surface graph for the lipase production.
Figure 1. Response surface graph for the lipase production.
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Figure 2. SDS-PAGE of S. commune UTARA1 lipase before and after partial purification. Lane M, Marker; Lane 1, Crude enzyme extract; Lanes 2 and 3, 30% and 70% (NH4)2SO4 precipitated fractions.
Figure 2. SDS-PAGE of S. commune UTARA1 lipase before and after partial purification. Lane M, Marker; Lane 1, Crude enzyme extract; Lanes 2 and 3, 30% and 70% (NH4)2SO4 precipitated fractions.
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Figure 3. The stability and deactivation of (a) ScLIpA and (b) ScLipB after pre-incubation from 20 to 70 °C over a period of 5 h.
Figure 3. The stability and deactivation of (a) ScLIpA and (b) ScLipB after pre-incubation from 20 to 70 °C over a period of 5 h.
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Figure 4. Time course profile of coconut oil hydrolysis by ScLipA via TLC analysis. Lane 1, control; Lanes 2–6, Day 1–5.
Figure 4. Time course profile of coconut oil hydrolysis by ScLipA via TLC analysis. Lane 1, control; Lanes 2–6, Day 1–5.
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Figure 5. Time course profile of direct esterification of glycerol and (a) acetic acid; and (b) lauric acid with ScLipA via TLC analysis. Lanes 1–5, Day 1–5; Lane 6, control.
Figure 5. Time course profile of direct esterification of glycerol and (a) acetic acid; and (b) lauric acid with ScLipA via TLC analysis. Lanes 1–5, Day 1–5; Lane 6, control.
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Figure 6. Time course profile of direct esterification of glycerol and (a) acetic acid; and (b) oleic acid with ScLipB via TLC analysis. Lanes 1–5, Day 1–5; Lanes 6 and 7, control.
Figure 6. Time course profile of direct esterification of glycerol and (a) acetic acid; and (b) oleic acid with ScLipB via TLC analysis. Lanes 1–5, Day 1–5; Lanes 6 and 7, control.
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Table 1. Statistical analysis of the model (ANOVA) for 2-Level Fractional Factorial Design.
Table 1. Statistical analysis of the model (ANOVA) for 2-Level Fractional Factorial Design.
SourceSum of SquaresDegrees of FreedomMean SquareF Value p-Value Prob. > F
A 19.663 × 10−319.663 × 10−33.640.0637
B 20.02910.02910.770.0021
C 34.760 × 10−314.760 × 10−31.800.1875
H 40.01810.018 6.890.0122
AB7.701 × 10−317.701 × 10−32.910.0959
AC4.641 × 10−314.641 × 10−31.750.1930
AH4.681 × 10−314.681 × 10−31.770.1912
Lack of fit0.03083.772 × 10−31.590.1658
1 Inoculum density; 2 moisture ratio; 3 urea; 4 UCO ratio.
Table 2. Statistical analysis of the model (ANOVA) for 3-Level Factorial Design.
Table 2. Statistical analysis of the model (ANOVA) for 3-Level Factorial Design.
SourceSum of SquaresDegree of FreedomMean SquareF-Value p-Value Prob. > F
A 10.05210.05216.720.0005
B 20.05910.05919.200.0002
Lack of fit0.02755.404 × 10−32.220.0973
1 Moisture ratio; 2 UCO ratio.
Table 3. Purification table of crude enzyme extract using 30–90% (NH4)2SO4.
Table 3. Purification table of crude enzyme extract using 30–90% (NH4)2SO4.
StepVolume (mL)Total Protein (mg)Total Activity (U·L−1)Specific Activity (U·mg−1)Purification (Fold)Yield (%)
Table 4. Glycerol production of oil hydrolysis by ScLipA and ScLipB per day.
Table 4. Glycerol production of oil hydrolysis by ScLipA and ScLipB per day.
Partial Purified LipasesSubstratesGlycerol Production (μmol/mgprotein/day)
ScLipACrude fish oil2.489 ± 0.03
Coconut oil0.405 ± 0.01
Butter0.236 ± 0.02
ScLipBCrude fish oil0.460 ± 0.03
Coconut oilnd 1
Butternd 1
1 Not detected.
Table 5. Experimental range and levels of independent variables in the 2-Level Fractional Factorial Design.
Table 5. Experimental range and levels of independent variables in the 2-Level Fractional Factorial Design.
Inoculum density (number of mycelia discs)210
Moisture ratio (mL per g of SB)1:11:4
Urea (%)0.11.5
Temperature (°C)2835
SB solids (g)26
Glucose (%)01
SB particle size (mm)0.5–0.851.5–2.0
UCO ratio (mL per g of SB)1:0.11:4
Table 6. Experimental range and levels of independent variables in the 3-Level Factorial Design.
Table 6. Experimental range and levels of independent variables in the 3-Level Factorial Design.
Moisture ratio (mL per g of SB)1:11:21:4
UCO ratio (mL per g of SB)1:0.11:11:4

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