The structural basis for the ligand specificity of family 2 carbohydrate-binding modules.

@article{Simpson2000TheSB,
  title={The structural basis for the ligand specificity of family 2 carbohydrate-binding modules.},
  author={Peter J. Simpson and Hefang Xie and David N. Bolam and Harry J. Gilbert and Michael P Williamson},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={275 52},
  pages={41137-42}
}
The interactions of proteins with polysaccharides play a key role in the microbial hydrolysis of cellulose and xylan, the most abundant organic molecules in the biosphere, and are thus pivotal to the recycling of photosynthetically fixed carbon. Enzymes that attack these recalcitrant polymers have a modular structure comprising catalytic modules and non-catalytic carbohydrate-binding modules (CBMs). The largest prokaryotic CBM family, CBM2, contains members that bind cellulose (CBM2a) and xylan… CONTINUE READING
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