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'''25 November 2021''' ''CRO about it!:'' In our latest [[Curator Approved]] page in a while, '''[[User:Maria Cleveland|Maria Cleveland]]''' has written an extensive history of the Copper Radical Oxidases (CROs) that constitute '''[[Auxiliary Activity Family 5]]'''.  The archetypal '''[[AA5]]''' CRO is the ''Fusarium graminearum'' galactose oxidase, which was first isolated in the 1950s, provided the first 3-D structure in the 1990s, and has been the subject of numerous mechanistic studies up through the new millennium.  '''[[AA5]]''' also contains the glyoxal oxidases, which were discovered in Wisconsin in the late 1980s and form their own subfamily. More recent work by [[User:Maria Cleveland|Maria Cleveland]], [[User:Yann Mathieu|Yann Mathieu]], and others has shown that a wider range of substrate specificities exists in this family than previously anticipated, while the catalytic flexibility of wild-type and mutant enzymes has spurred numerous biotech applications. ''Slide on over to the '''[[AA5]]''' page, which includes a <u>deep</u> reference list, to learn more about these interesting enzymes!''
 
'''25 November 2021''' ''CRO about it!:'' In our latest [[Curator Approved]] page in a while, '''[[User:Maria Cleveland|Maria Cleveland]]''' has written an extensive history of the Copper Radical Oxidases (CROs) that constitute '''[[Auxiliary Activity Family 5]]'''.  The archetypal '''[[AA5]]''' CRO is the ''Fusarium graminearum'' galactose oxidase, which was first isolated in the 1950s, provided the first 3-D structure in the 1990s, and has been the subject of numerous mechanistic studies up through the new millennium.  '''[[AA5]]''' also contains the glyoxal oxidases, which were discovered in Wisconsin in the late 1980s and form their own subfamily. More recent work by [[User:Maria Cleveland|Maria Cleveland]], [[User:Yann Mathieu|Yann Mathieu]], and others has shown that a wider range of substrate specificities exists in this family than previously anticipated, while the catalytic flexibility of wild-type and mutant enzymes has spurred numerous biotech applications. ''Slide on over to the '''[[AA5]]''' page, which includes a <u>deep</u> reference list, to learn more about these interesting enzymes!''
 
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'''23 June 2021''' ''A free CAZypedia webinar:'' Check out the presentation on ''CAZypedia'' by [[Board of Curators|Senior Curator]] [[User:Elizabeth Ficko-Blean|Elizabeth Ficko-Blean]], which was part of a webinar on Recent Advances in Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes organized by [[User:Stefan Janecek|Stefan Janecek]].  [[User:Stefan Janecek|Stefan]] also gave a talk on alpha-amylase bioinformatics, and Nicolas Terrapon gave an overview of the [http://www.cazy.org/ CAZy database] in a presentation entitled "Carbohydrate-Active EnZymes Annotation in the High-Throughput Era".  ''More information on the webinar can be found [https://molecules-12.sciforum.net/ here], and you can [https://youtu.be/JyV-zkr8Jw4 watch all three lectures for free on YouTube].''
 
'''23 June 2021''' ''A free CAZypedia webinar:'' Check out the presentation on ''CAZypedia'' by [[Board of Curators|Senior Curator]] [[User:Elizabeth Ficko-Blean|Elizabeth Ficko-Blean]], which was part of a webinar on Recent Advances in Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes organized by [[User:Stefan Janecek|Stefan Janecek]].  [[User:Stefan Janecek|Stefan]] also gave a talk on alpha-amylase bioinformatics, and Nicolas Terrapon gave an overview of the [http://www.cazy.org/ CAZy database] in a presentation entitled "Carbohydrate-Active EnZymes Annotation in the High-Throughput Era".  ''More information on the webinar can be found [https://molecules-12.sciforum.net/ here], and you can [https://youtu.be/JyV-zkr8Jw4 watch all three lectures for free on YouTube].''
 
 
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'''31 May 2021''' ''Celebrating CAZy:'' The [[B.A. Stone Award for Excellence in Plant Polysaccharide Biochemistry]] was awarded to [http://www.cazy.org/ CAZy] founder [[User:Bernard Henrissat|Bernard Henrissat]] today.  CAZy, ''CAZypedia'', and [[Bruce Stone|Prof. Bruce Stone]] have a [[CAZypedia:History|long, intertwined history]], and today we celebrate [[User:Bernard Henrissat|Bernie's]] insight to create a [https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO03004026 sequence-based classification of the Carbohydrate-Active EnZymes], [https://doi.org/10.1016/0378-1119(89)90339-9 starting with the cellulases].
 
'''31 May 2021''' ''Celebrating CAZy:'' The [[B.A. Stone Award for Excellence in Plant Polysaccharide Biochemistry]] was awarded to [http://www.cazy.org/ CAZy] founder [[User:Bernard Henrissat|Bernard Henrissat]] today.  CAZy, ''CAZypedia'', and [[Bruce Stone|Prof. Bruce Stone]] have a [[CAZypedia:History|long, intertwined history]], and today we celebrate [[User:Bernard Henrissat|Bernie's]] insight to create a [https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO03004026 sequence-based classification of the Carbohydrate-Active EnZymes], [https://doi.org/10.1016/0378-1119(89)90339-9 starting with the cellulases].
 
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'''30 March 2021''' ''Presenting the gagalicious [[CBM87]] family:'' [[CBM87]] members are found appended to [[CE18|fungal galactosaminogalactan deacetylases]] that are involved in biofilm formation.  The [[CBM87]]s have the unusual - but not unheard of - property of extending the enzyme's catalytic site.  The GAG-binding [[CBM87]] CAZypedia page has been authored by '''[[User:Natalie Bamford|Natalie Bamford]]''' with  [[User:Lynne Howell|Lynne Howell]] acting as responsible curator.  ''Go gaga for the GAG-binding [[CBM87]] family [[CBM87|here]].''
 
 
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'''2 December 2020:''' ''It's a bird, it's a plane, it's [[CBM14]]!'' From start to finish in superhero time, the lectin-containing, chitin-binding [[CBM14]] page is up and running. This is thanks to the heroic efforts of author '''[[User:Eva Madland|Eva Madland]]''' with  [[User:Elizabeth Ficko-Blean|Elizabeth Ficko-Blean]] acting as responsible curator for the [[CBM14]] page.  [[CBM14|This]] CBM family continues to blur the lines betweeen CBMs and lectins and even type [[Carbohydrate-binding_modules#Types|A]] , [[Carbohydrate-binding_modules#Types|B]]  and  [[Carbohydrate-binding_modules#Types|C]] CBMs. ''Find out more on these interesting chitin-binding multi-characteristic CBMs [[CBM14|here]].''
 
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'''1 December 2020:'''  ''YANCEFP! (<u>Y</u>et <u>A</u>nother <u>N</u>ew <u>C</u>arbohydrate <u>E</u>sterase <u>F</u>amily <u>P</u>age, from our friends at WLU!'') Following on a string of CE pages completed by students at Wilfred Laurier University (see [[CE3]], [[CE4]], [[CE7]] and [[CE9]]), today '''[[User:Bobby Lamont|Bobby Lamont]]''' finalized the  '''[[Carbohydrate Esterase Family 2]]''' under the guidance of '''[[User:Joel Weadge|Prof. Joel Weadge]]''' and '''[[User:Anthony Clarke|Prof. Anthony Clarke]]'''.  '''[[CE2]]''' contains carbohydrate de-''O''-acetylases with diverse regiospecifcity, which use a catalytic dyad to perform hydrolysis.  ''This family has a long and rich history of mechanistic and structural study, dating back to the last millennium, which you can learn much more about [[Carbohydrate Esterase Family 2|on Bobby's detailed page]].''
 
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'''29 September 2020:''' ''Back to the future with beta-1,3-glucanases:'' The '''[[Glycoside Hydrolase Family 128]]''' page was promoted to [[Curator Approved]] status by '''[[User:Mario Murakami|Mario Murakami]]''' today.  '''[[GH128]]''' was originally created following the discovery of this family by '''[[User:Yuichi Sakamoto|Yuichi Sakamoto]]''' and colleagues, who characterized the archetypal beta-1,3-glucanase from the  shiitake mushroom.  This year, a team led by '''[[User:Mario Murakami|Mario Murakami]]''', including first-author '''[[User:Camila Santos|Camila Santos]]''', presented a sweeping first mechanistic and structural study of '''[[GH128]]'''.  ''We're grateful to '''[[User:Camila Santos|Camila]]''' and '''[[User:Mario Murakami|Mario]]''' for elaborating upon '''[[User:Yuichi Sakamoto|Yuichi's]]''' original CAZypedia page, which you can read [[Glycoside Hydrolase Family 128|here]]. You can also compare '''[[GH128]]''' with other distinct beta-1,3-glucanase families covered in CAZypedia, e.g. [[GH17]], [[GH81]], [[GH148]], and [[GH158]].''
 
 
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Revision as of 17:13, 25 November 2021

25 November 2021 CRO about it!: In our latest Curator Approved page in a while, Maria Cleveland has written an extensive history of the Copper Radical Oxidases (CROs) that constitute Auxiliary Activity Family 5. The archetypal AA5 CRO is the Fusarium graminearum galactose oxidase, which was first isolated in the 1950s, provided the first 3-D structure in the 1990s, and has been the subject of numerous mechanistic studies up through the new millennium. AA5 also contains the glyoxal oxidases, which were discovered in Wisconsin in the late 1980s and form their own subfamily. More recent work by Maria Cleveland, Yann Mathieu, and others has shown that a wider range of substrate specificities exists in this family than previously anticipated, while the catalytic flexibility of wild-type and mutant enzymes has spurred numerous biotech applications. Slide on over to the AA5 page, which includes a deep reference list, to learn more about these interesting enzymes!


23 June 2021 A free CAZypedia webinar: Check out the presentation on CAZypedia by Senior Curator Elizabeth Ficko-Blean, which was part of a webinar on Recent Advances in Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes organized by Stefan Janecek. Stefan also gave a talk on alpha-amylase bioinformatics, and Nicolas Terrapon gave an overview of the CAZy database in a presentation entitled "Carbohydrate-Active EnZymes Annotation in the High-Throughput Era". More information on the webinar can be found here, and you can watch all three lectures for free on YouTube.


31 May 2021 Celebrating CAZy: The B.A. Stone Award for Excellence in Plant Polysaccharide Biochemistry was awarded to CAZy founder Bernard Henrissat today. CAZy, CAZypedia, and Prof. Bruce Stone have a long, intertwined history, and today we celebrate Bernie's insight to create a sequence-based classification of the Carbohydrate-Active EnZymes, starting with the cellulases.