Cell surface enzyme attachment is mediated by family 37 carbohydrate-binding modules, unique to Ruminococcus albus

Anat Ezer, Erez Matalon, Sadanari Jindou, Ilya Borovok, Nof Atamna, Zhongtang Yu, Mark Morrison, Edward A. Bayer, Raphael Lamed

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Abstract

The rumen bacterium Ruminococcus albus binds to and degrades crystalline cellulosic substrates via a unique cellulose degradation system. A unique family of carbohydrate-binding modules (CBM37), located at the C terminus of different glycoside hydrolases, appears to be responsible both for anchoring these enzymes to the bacterial cell surface and for substrate binding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8220-8222
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume190
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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