Structural and enzymatic characterization of a glycoside hydrolase family 31 α-xylosidase from Cellvibrio japonicus involved in xyloglucan saccharification.

@article{Larsbrink2011StructuralAE,
  title={Structural and enzymatic characterization of a glycoside hydrolase family 31 α-xylosidase from Cellvibrio japonicus involved in xyloglucan saccharification.},
  author={Johan Larsbrink and Atsushi Izumi and Farid M Ibatullin and Azadeh Nakhai and Harry J. Gilbert and Gideon J Davies and Harry Brumer},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={436 3},
  pages={567-80}
}
The desire for improved methods of biomass conversion into fuels and feedstocks has re-awakened interest in the enzymology of plant cell wall degradation. The complex polysaccharide xyloglucan is abundant in plant matter, where it may account for up to 20% of the total primary cell wall carbohydrates. Despite this, few studies have focused on xyloglucan saccharification, which requires a consortium of enzymes including endo-xyloglucanases, α-xylosidases, β-galactosidases and α-L-fucosidases… CONTINUE READING