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Zhang, J., Viikari, L. 2012. Xylo-oligosaccharides are competitive inhibitors of cellobiohydrolase I from Thermoascus aurantiacus. Bioresource Technology, 117, 286-291.
Dimarogona, M., Topakas, E.,Olsson, L.,Christacopoulos, P. 2012. Lignin boosts the cellulase performance of a GH-61 enzyme from Sporotrichum thermophile. Bioresource Technology, 110, 480-487.
Zhang, J., Siika-aho, M., Tenkanen, M., Viikari, L. 2011. The role of acetyl xylan esterase in solubilisation of xylan and enzymatic hydrolysis of wheat straw and giant reed. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 4:60.
Zhang, J., Tuomainen, P., Siika-aho, M., Viikari, L. 2011. Comparison of the synergistic action of two thermostable xylanases from GH families 10 and 11 with thermostable cellulases in lignocellulose hydrolysis. Bioresource Technology. 102, 9090-9095.
Zhang, J., Siika-aho, M., Puranen, T., Tang, M., Tenkanen, M., Viikari, L. 2011.  Thermostable recombinant xylanases from Nonomuraea flexuosa and Thermoascus aurantiacus show distinct properties in the hydrolysis of xylans and pre-treated wheat straw. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 4:12.
Szijártó, N., Horan, E., Zhang, J., Puranen, T., Siika-aho, M., Viikari, L. 2011. Thermostable endoglucanases in the liquefaction of hydrothermally pretreated wheat straw, Biotechology for Biofuels, 4:2.
Kurašin, M., Väljamäe, P. 2011. Processivity of cellobiohydrolases is limited by the substrate. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286, 169 – 177.
Szijártó, N., Siika-aho, M, Sontag-Strohm, T., Viikari, L. 2011. Liquefaction of hydrothermally pretreated wheat straw at high-solids content by purified Trichoderma enzymes, Bioresource Technology, 102, 1968-1974.
Velleste, R., Teugjas, H., Väljamäe, P. 2010. Reducing end-specific fluorescence labeled celluloses for cellulase mode of action. Cellulose, 17, 125 – 138.
Jalak, J., Väljamäe, P. 2010. Mechanism of initial rapid rate retardation in cellobiohydrolase catalyzed cellulose hydrolysis. Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 106, 871 – 883.  
Xiros C., Vafiadi C., PaschosA T., Christakopoulos P. 2011. Toxicity tolerance of Fusarium oxysporum towards inhibitory compounds formed during pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 86, 223–230.
Xiros et al. 2009. Evaluation of Fusarium oxysporum Fusarium oxysporum cellulolytic system for an efficient hydrolysis. Bioresource Technology, 100, 5362-5365


Kurašin, M., Jalak, J. Teugjas, H. and Väljamäe, P. Single-hit and single-turnover approaches for cellulase processivity. Priit Väljamäe, oral presentation in Gordon Research Conferences “Cellulosomes, cellulases and other carbohydrate modifying enzymes”, July 24-29 2011, Easton, MA, USA.
Hansen M. A. T.,, Kristensen J. B.,Jørgensen H. Effect of hydrothermal pretreatment and further enzymatic degradation of wheat straw (Triticum aestivum L.).
Third Annual Workshop of COST FP 0602: Biotechnology for lignocellulose biorefineries, Sept 1-4, 2009, Varenna, Italy.
Szijártó, N., Siika-aho, M, Puranen, T., Viikari, L.: Individual and synergistic effects of purified cellulase and hemicellulase components on the rheological behaviour of high-consistency biomass treatments. Oral presentation at the joint event of ITALIC 5 Science & Technology of Biomasses: Advances and Challenges and Third Annual Workshop of COST FP0602 Action: Biotechnology for Lignocellulose Biorefineries, Varenna, Italy, September 1-4, 2009.
Szijártó, N., Siika-aho, M, Viikari, L.: Monitoring the rheological properties of pretreated biomass in high-consistency enzymatic liquefaction. Poster presentation at 31st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 3-6, 2009.
Xiros C., Christakopoulos P. Factors affecting the enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated wheat straw by Fusarium oxysporum lignocellulolytic enzymes The 2nd Annual Workshop of COST FP0602 , Enzymatic fiber modification and hydrolysis, December 4-5, 2008, Biel, Switzerland
Kurašin, M., Jalak, J., Väljamäe, P. Processivity of cellulases (Väljamäe, P – oral presentation) The Fourth Annual Workshop of COST FP0602 Action: Biotechnical Processing of Lignocellulosic Raw Materials, 21 – 24 September 2010, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey.
Kurašin, M., Jalak, J., Teugjas, H., Väljamäe, P. Processivity of cellulases (Väljamäe, P – oral presentation) Second annual PhD workshop on enzymatic hydrolysis of insoluble substrates, 26 – 27 October 2010, Holbæk, Denmark.

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