The structure of beta-glucosidase A from bacterium Clostridium cellulovorans.
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|Gene Ontology||AmiGO / QuickGO|
Beta-glucosidase catalyzes the hydrolysis of the glycosidic bonds to terminal non-reducing residues in beta-D-glucosides and oligosaccharides, with release of glucose.
Synonyms, derivatives, and related enzymes include gentiobiase, cellobiase, emulsin, elaterase, aryl-beta-glucosidase, beta-D-glucosidase, beta-glucoside glucohydrolase, arbutinase, amygdalinase, p-nitrophenyl beta-glucosidase, primeverosidase, amygdalase, linamarase, salicilinase, and beta-1,6-glucosidase.
Cellulose is a polymer composed of beta-1,4-linked glucosyl residues. Cellulases (endoglucanases), cellobiosidases (exoglucanases), and beta-glucosidases are required by organisms (some fungi, bacteria) that can consume it. These enzymes are powerful tools for degradation of plant cell walls by pathogens and other organisms consuming plant biomass.
|glucosidase, beta, acid 3 (cytosolic)|
|Alt. symbols||CBGL1, KLRP|
|Locus||Chr. 4 p15.31|
- Amygdalin beta-glucosidase
- Cellulase, a suite of enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze cellulolysis (i.e. the hydrolysis of cellulose)
- Glucosylceramidase, a related enzyme
- Prunasin beta-glucosidase
- Vicianin beta-glucosidase
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- beta-Glucosidase at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- GO-database listing 'GO:0016162 cellulose 1,4-beta-cellobiosidase activity'
- Risk Assessment Summary, CEPA 1999. Trichoderma reesei P59G
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