ISSN: 2582-788X (Online)
Mycosubtilin: 3D protein structure prediction and its extensive study as a biosurfactant
The surfactants from the microbial origin that can be synthesized by several identified microorganisms including bacteria, yeast, and fungi are known as biosurfactants. Excellent surface activity and emulsification properties with very low toxicity and higher biodegradability features as compared to chemical counterparts have been observed in them. This paper deals with the structure prediction of a biosurfactant protein mycosubtilin whose structure was unknown, using the geno3D server which was validated using the SAVeS server. This protein has some antibiotic properties along with antibacterial and antifungal properties. Afterwards, the extensive study of the mycosubtilin protein as a biosurfactant was studied, including its reactivity with a metalloprotein metallotheonein.