Carbohydrate-binding domains: multiplicity of biological roles

  title={Carbohydrate-binding domains: multiplicity of biological roles},
  author={Daniel Guill{\'e}n and Sergio S{\'a}nchez and Romina Rodr{\'i}guez-Sanoja},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Insoluble polysaccharides can be degraded by a set of hydrolytic enzymes formed by catalytic modules appended to one or more non-catalytic carbohydrate-binding modules (CBM). The most recognized function of these auxiliary domains is to bind polysaccharides, bringing the biocatalyst into close and prolonged vicinity with its substrate, allowing carbohydrate hydrolysis. Examples of insoluble polysaccharides recognized by these enzymes include cellulose, chitin, β-glucans, starch, glycogen… CONTINUE READING
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