13 April 2023 The champagne is on ice:
We are ecstatic to report that we’ve hit 50 Curator Approved CAZypedia CBM pages
The CBM92 and the CBM94 page were finished within under 3 hours of one another. Congratulations to the contributors for both of the pages: new CAZypedia contibutors Xuanwei Mei and Yaoguang Chang for the CBM92 page and longtime CAZypedia contributor Takatsugu Miyazaki for the CBM94 page.
Next stop: 100 Curator Approved CBM pages (this may take a little while).
13 April 2023, 00:20 CBM92 is red hot! CBM92 is one of the newer families of CBMs and it has a red hot preference for the red algal extracellular matrix polysaccharide carrageenan, a complex sulfated galactan. Author Xuanwei Mei describes the novel carrageenan-binding capacities of the biochemically characterized CBM92 which can be found appended to a kappa-carrageenase produced by the marine bacterium Wenyingzhuangia aestuarii. Yaoguang Chang acted as responsible curator on the page. Head on over to the CBM92 page to learn more about this red hot CBM family!
12 April 2023, 21:50 CBM94, one for the books! Three of the CBM94 eukaryotic members have recently been characterized (mouse, silkworm and human) and are described in detail on the CBM94 page which has both been authored and responsibly curated by Takatsugu Miyazaki. These N-acetylglucosamine-specific CBM94s are found on the C-termini of N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase IVa, an enzyme involved in N-glycan biosynthesis. The CBM94 members play important roles in the functionality of their cognate glycosyl transferase catalytic module which is discussed in detail on the CBM94 CAZypedia page. See more on these remarkable eukaryotic CBMs here!
11 January 2023 CBM44, it's what's in store. We begin 2023 right with a Curator Approved CBM44 page. Marie-Katherin Zühlke has authored the page on the characterized bacterial CBM44 shown to interact with polymers containing ß-1,4-linked glucose in their chains. Responsible curator Elizabeth Ficko-Blean is pleased as punch. Check out the CBM44 CAZypedia page to learn more about this CBM family!
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