11 October 2017: Ten years of CAZypedia!
We are proud to announce the publication of a new article in Glycobiology
in celebration of CAZypedia's
tenth anniversary online. This article was written on behalf of all of present and future Contributors
by Curators Harry Brumer
and Spencer Williams
, with input from a number of key individuals involved in the genesis of CAZypedia
(see the Acknowledgements section for full details
). A post-print version
of the manuscript will be freely available from the UBC Library Open Collections, in addition to the final version
on the Glycobiology
website. Thanks to the hard work of a multitude of Contributors,
CAZypedia is a successful example of community-driven, expert-based biocuration. We look forward to the continued development of this resource over the next ten years - and beyond!
10 September 2017: Sussing-out starch recognition in CBM58. We are excited to report that Nicole Koropatkin has completed the Carbohydrate Binding Module Family 58 page today. CBM58 constitutes a comparatively small family of CBMs found in bacteria in the phylum Bacteroidetes, including key members of the human gut microbiota such as Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. Within these bacteria, CBM58 modules are found inserted within the GH13 catalytic module of SusG, the essential outer-membrane-bound amylase of the starch utilization system (sus). Nicole’s seminal structural biology has defined the family and provided insight into the recognition of amylose helices by CBM58 members in SusG homologs. Read more about this fascinating system here.
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