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Carbohydrate Binding Module Family 58

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Ligand specificities

Only a single CBM58 family member has been characterized, the founding member from in the neopullulanase SusG of the human gut symbiont Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. The crystal structure of SusG featuring CBM58 revealed binding to maltoheptaose as well as acarbose. Isothermal titration calorimetry as well as affinity PAGE demonstrates that the CBM58 of SusG binds maltoheptaose, a-cyclodextrin and amylopectin. The CBM58 family is believed to bind exclusively to a1,4-linked glucan structures in starch, with no apparent recognition or affinity for regions displaying 0 0 1 1 University of Michigan 1 1 1 14.0 α -1,6- branching.

Note: Here is an example of how to insert references in the text, together with the "biblio" section below: Please see these references for an essential introduction to the CAZy classification system: DaviesSinnott2008 Cantarel2009. CBMs, in particular, have been extensively reviewed Boraston2004 Hashimoto2006 Shoseyov2006 Guillen2010.

Structural Features

Content in this section should include, in paragraph form, a description of:

  • Fold: Structural fold (beta trefoil, beta sandwich, etc.)
  • Type: Include here Type A, B, or C and properties
  • Features of ligand binding: Describe CBM binding pocket location (Side or apex) important residues for binding (W, Y, F, subsites), interact with reducing end, non-reducing end, planar surface or within polysaccharide chains. Include examples pdb codes. Metal ion dependent. Etc.


Content in this section should include, in paragraph form, a description of:

  • Functional role of CBM: Describe common functional roles such as targeting, disruptive, anchoring, proximity/position on substrate.
  • Most Common Associated Modules: 1. Glycoside Hydrolase Activity; 2. Additional Associated Modules (other CBM, FNIII, cohesin, dockerins, expansins, etc.)
  • Novel Applications: Include here if CBM has been used to modify another enzyme, or if a CBM was used to label plant/mammalian tissues? Etc.

Family Firsts

First Identified
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First Structural Characterization
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  1. Cantarel2009 pmid=18838391
  2. DaviesSinnott2008 Davies, G.J. and Sinnott, M.L. (2008) Sorting the diverse: the sequence-based classifications of carbohydrate-active enzymes. The Biochemist, vol. 30, no. 4., pp. 26-32. Download PDF version.
  3. Boraston2004 pmid=15214846
  4. Hashimoto2006 pmid=17131061
  5. Shoseyov2006 pmid=16760304
  6. Guillen2010 pmid=19908036