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The major component of the cellulosomes of anaerobic fungi from the genus Piromyces is a family 48 glycoside hydrolase

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Abstract

Sequencing of two cDNAs from the anaerobic fungi Piromyces equi and Piromyces sp. strain E2 revealed that they both encode a glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 48 cellulase, containing two C-terminal fungal dockerin domains. N-terminal sequencing of the major component of the Piromyces multi-enzyme cellulase/hemicellulase complex, termed the cellulosome, showed that these 80 kDa proteins corresponded to the GH family 48 enzyme. These data show for the first time that GH family 48 cellulases are not confined to bacteria, and that bacterial and fungal cellulosomes share the same pivotal component.


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Author(s): Steenbakkers PJM, Freelove A, van Cranenbroek B, Sweegers BMC, Harhangi HR, Vogels GD, Hazlewood GP, Gilbert HJ, den Camp HJMO

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: DNA Sequence

Year: 2002

Volume: 13

Issue: 6

Pages: 313-320

Print publication date: 01/01/2002

ISSN (print): 1042-5179

ISSN (electronic): 1029-2365

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1042517021000024191

DOI: 10.1080/1042517021000024191


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