Glycosidases: Functions, Families and Folds
Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
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Hancock, S. M. and Withers, S. G. 2007. Glycosidases: Functions, Families and Folds. eLS.
- Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
The classification of glycosidases into families and clans on the basis of amino acid sequence has provided a foundation for the analysis of the structures and mechanisms of these important enzymes. This confluence of bioinformatic, structural and mechanistic studies has greatly advanced glycosidase engineering and the development of specific inhibitors.