CAZypedia needs your help! We have many unassigned GH, PL, CE, AA, GT, and CBM pages in need of Authors and Responsible Curators.
Scientists at all career stages, including students, are welcome to contribute to CAZypedia. Read more here, and in the 10th anniversary article in Glycobiology.
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Auxiliary Activity Families
The original CAZy classification scheme aimed to describe the families of enzymes that cleave or build complex carbohydrates and the associated carbohydrate binding modules. The discovery that members of families CBM33 and family GH61 are lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMO), gave impetus to a reclassification of these families into a new category, the "Auxiliary Activities" . The auxiliary activities are families of catalytic proteins that are potentially involved in plant cell degradation through an ability to help the original GH, PL and CE enzymes gain access to the carbohydrates comprising the plant cell wall. Currently, the AA families contain redox-active enzymes.
These pages have been approved by the Responsible Curator as essentially complete. CAZypedia is a living document, so further improvement of these pages is still possible; please see the individual pages for more information.
There are currently 7 Curator approved Auxiliary Activity (AA) Family pages in CAZypedia.
These pages are currently under construction in CAZypedia. As such, the Responsible Curator has deemed that the page's content is not quite up to CAZypedia's standards for full public consumption. All information on these pages should therefore be considered to be under revision and may be subject to major changes.
There are currently 1 Auxiliary Activity Family pages under construction in CAZypedia.
The following Unassigned pages are currently lacking a Responsible Curator and one or more Authors. If you are an expert on any of these families and would like to help us improve CAZypedia by getting involved with the production and maintenance of the corresponding page(s), please contact the Board of Curators.
All AA Family pages not listed above are currently unassigned. Please contact us if you'd like to get involved with the creation of these pages. Undergraduate students, (post)graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, research associates, and professors are all welcomed to contribute!