Chitin binding by Thermobifida fusca cellulase catalytic domains.


Cellulose is a linear homopolymer of beta 1-4 linked glucose residues. Chitin is similar to cellulose in structure, and can be described as cellulose with the hydroxyl group on the C2 carbon replaced by an acetylamine group. Both cellulose and chitin form tightly packed, extensively hydrogen-bonded micro-fibrils. Up to now, binding of cellulase catalytic… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/bit.21808

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