Crystal structure of a cellulosomal family 3 carbohydrate esterase from Clostridium thermocellum provides insights into the mechanism of substrate recognition.

@article{Correia2008CrystalSO,
  title={Crystal structure of a cellulosomal family 3 carbohydrate esterase from Clostridium thermocellum provides insights into the mechanism of substrate recognition.},
  author={M{\'a}rcia A S Correia and Jos{\'e} A. M. Prates and Joana Luis Armada Bras and Carlos M G A Fontes and Joseph A. Newman and Richard J. Lewis and Harry J. Gilbert and James E Flint},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={379 1},
  pages={64-72}
}
The microbial degradation of the plant cell wall is of increasing industrial significance, exemplified by the interest in generating biofuels from plant cell walls. The majority of plant cell-wall polysaccharides are acetylated, and removal of the acetyl groups through the action of carbohydrate esterases greatly increases the efficiency of polysaccharide saccharification. Enzymes in carbohydrate esterase family 3 (CE3) are common in plant cell wall-degrading microorganisms but there is a… CONTINUE READING

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