Modification of polysaccharides and plant cell wall by endo-1,4-beta-glucanase and cellulose-binding domains.

@article{Levy2002ModificationOP,
  title={Modification of polysaccharides and plant cell wall by endo-1,4-beta-glucanase and cellulose-binding domains.},
  author={Ilan Levy and Ziv Shani and Oded Shoseyov},
  journal={Biomolecular engineering},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={17-30}
}
Cellulose is one of the most abundant polymers in nature. Different living systems evolved simultaneously, using structurally similar proteins to synthesize and metabolize polysaccharides. In the growing plant, cell wall loosening, together with cellulose biosynthesis, enables turgor-driven cell expansion. It has been postulated that endo-1,4-beta-glucanases (EGases) play a central role in these complex activities. Similarly, microorganisms use a consortium of lytic enzymes to convert cellulose… CONTINUE READING

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