28 July 2015: 100 GH FAMILIES!!!
We are extremely pleased to announce that CAZypedia
has reached the key milestone of 100 Curator Approved Glycoside Hydrolase Family
pages today, thanks to the completion of the Glycoside Hydrolase Family 12
page by Gerlind Sulzenbacher
is one of the classic "cellulase" families (formerly known as cellulase family H
) defined in the original CAZy classification; GH12
is now known to comprise both microbial endo-glucanases and endo-xyloglucanases. The completion of this page is especially timely in advance of the upcoming 2015 GRC on Cellulosomes, Cellulases & Other Carbohydrate Modifying Enzymes
, happening next week. Gerlind
performed the seminal crystallography in this family, and we would especially like to thank her for producing a very nice summary and series of figures for the "Three-dimensional structures" section.
The Board of Curators would also like to take the opportunity of this key milestone to express our sincere gratitude to our many expert Contributors for their time and dedication to building CAZypedia as a community-based resource over the past 8 years.
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