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Table 1 Published data on the temperature stability of PDC from different organisms

From: Enhanced ethanol formation by Clostridium thermocellum via pyruvate decarboxylase

Host Name T optimum (°C) Temperature stability Refs
Saccharomyces cerevisiae ScPdc 30–45 T 1/2 a is 5 min at 52.6 ± 0.4 °C [33]
ScPdcM 40–55 T1/2 is 5 min at 61.8 ± 0.1 °C
Kluyveromyces marxianus KmPdc 30 No data on thermostability available. The organism can grow and produce ethanol at 45–48 °C [34]
Zymobacter palmae ZpPdc 55 T1/2 is 10 h at 50 °C and 0.4 h at 60 °C [35]
Ogataea polymorpha ATCC 14754 OpPdc No data on thermostability available. The organism can grow and produce ethanol at 45–48 °C [24]
Zymomonas mobilis ZmPdc 60 T1/2 is 24 h at 50 °C [36]
Gluconobacter oxydans GoPdc 53 40% enzyme activity remains after 30 min at 65 °C [32]
Acetobacter pasteurianus ApPdc 65 T1/2 is 12 h at 50 °C and 2 h at 60 °C [35]
  1. aHalf-life time