Acetylxylan esterase

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acetylxylan esterase
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Acetylxylan esterase oktamer, Geobacillus stearothermophilus
Identifiers
EC number 3.1.1.72
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, an acetylxylan esterase (EC 3.1.1.72) is an enzyme that catalyzes a chemical reaction, the deacetylation of xylans and xylo-oligosaccharides.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those acting on carboxylic ester bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is likewise acetylxylan esterase.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 4 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1QOZ, 2C71, 2C79, and 2CC0.

References[edit]

  • Sundberg M, Poutanen K (1991). "Purification and properties of two acetylxylan esterases of Trichoderma reesei". Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 13: 1–11. 
  • Poutanen K, Sundberg M, Korte H, Puls J (1990). "Deacetylation of xylans by acetyl esterases of Trichoderma reesei". Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 33: 506–510. doi:10.1007/bf00172542. 
  • Margolles-Clark E, Tenkanen M, Soderlund H, Penttila M (1996). "Acetyl xylan esterase from Trichoderma reesei contains an active-site serine residue and a cellulose-binding domain". Eur. J. Biochem. 237 (3): 553–60. doi:10.1111/j.1432-1033.1996.0553p.x. PMID 8647098.