Glycoside Hydrolase Family 48

Known Activitiesreducing end-acting cellobiohydrolase (EC 3.2.1.176); endo-β-1,4-glucanase (EC 3.2.1.4); chitinase (EC 3.2.1.14)
Mechanism Inverting
ClanGH-M
3D Structure Status( α / α ) 6
Catalytic Nucleophile/BaseNot known
Catalytic Proton DonorGlu
Noteformerly known as cellulase family L. Some cellobiohydrolases of this family have been reported to act from the reducing ends of cellulose (EC 3.2.1.-), while others have been reported to operate from the non-reducing ends to liberate cellobiose or cellotriose or cellotetraose (EC 3.2.1.-). This family also contains endo-processive cellulases (EC 3.2.1.-), whose activity is hard to distinguish from that of cellobiohydrolases.
External resourcesCAZypedia; HOMSTRAD; PRINTS;
Commercial Enzyme Provider(s)NZYTech;
Statistics GenBank accession (700); Uniprot accession (114); PDB accession (21); 3D entries (6); cryst (0)


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