Structure of an endoglucanase from termite, Nasutitermes takasagoensis.

  title={Structure of an endoglucanase from termite, Nasutitermes takasagoensis.},
  author={Shahram Khademi and Linda A. Guarino and Hirofumi Watanabe and Gaku Tokuda and Edgar F. Meyer},
  journal={Acta crystallographica. Section D, Biological crystallography},
  volume={58 Pt 4},
Contrary to conventional wisdom, it has been shown recently that termites do not necessarily depend on symbiotic bacteria to process cellulose. They secrete their own cellulases, mainly endo-beta-1,4-glucanase and beta-1,4-glucosidase. Here, the first structure of an endogenous endoglucanase from the higher termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis (NtEgl) is… CONTINUE READING