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Family Report for: A85-Feruloyl-Esterase


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Parent Family : Antigen85c

Feruloyl esterases play a key role in the degradation of the intricate structure of the plant cell wall by hydrolysing the ferulate ester groups involved in the cross-linking between hemicelluloses and between hemicellulose and lignin. It belongs to a supramolecular assembly termed a cellulosome. This multienzyme complex possesses in addition to its well-described cellulolytic activity an apparatus specific for xylan degradation. Feruloyl esterases, Cinnamic acid esterases hydrolyze the ferulate groups involved in the crosslinking of arabinoxylans to lignin and thus play a key role in the degradation of the plant cell wall. clotm-xyny corresponds to the feruloyl esterase module from a 5 domain xylanase Xyn10B. This family contains enzymes corresponding to a subset of the Carbohydrate Esterase family CE1 in CAZy - Carbohydrate-Active enZYmes database (CE_1) with Ser His Asp catalytic triad. Here most of the A85-Feruloyl-Esterase are bacterial enzymes but there are few fungi proteins that belong to this family and are farther related to the other fungi feruloyl esterase belonging to other families (Tannase (Aspergillus Niger FaeB) ; 6_AlphaBeta_hydrolase, Lipase_3 (Aspergillus Niger FaeA); Esterase_phb (Penicillium funiculosum FaeB Piromyces equi ESTA). Feruloyl esterases are distributed in different sub-classes type-A B C,D and E and fall respectively in the following families. Type-A in Lipase_3, Type-B in Esterase_phb (PHB depolymerase), Type-C in Tannase, Type-D in FaeC, Type-E in A85-Feruloyl-Esterase, Type-F in BD-FAE

IPR000801 (Esterase_put)
PF00756 (Esterase)
no EC number

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2 more
    Title: Isolation and characterization of a ferulic acid esterase (Fae1A) from the rumen fungus Anaeromyces mucronatus
    Qi M, Wang P, Selinger LB, Yanke LJ, Forster RJ, McAllister TA
    Ref: J Appl Microbiol, 110:1341, 2011 : PubMed


    Title: Molecular determinants of substrate specificity in the feruloyl esterase module of xylanase 10B from Clostridium thermocellum
    Tarbouriech N, Prates JA, Fontes CM, Davies GJ
    Ref: Acta Crystallographica D Biol Crystallogr, 61:194, 2005 : PubMed


    Title: The Structure of the Feruloyl Esterase Module of Xylanase 10B from Clostridium thermocellum Provides Insights into Substrate Recognition
    Prates JA, Tarbouriech N, Charnock SJ, Fontes CM, Ferreira LM, Davies GJ
    Ref: Structure, 9:1183, 2001 : PubMed


Other Papers

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Structures in A85-Feruloyl-Esterase family (28)

Genes Proteins in A85-Feruloyl-Esterase family (302)

Fragments of genes in A85-Feruloyl-Esterase family (18)

Substrates of some enzymes in the A85-Feruloyl-Esterase family (11)

Inhibitors of some enzymes in the A85-Feruloyl-Esterase family (1)

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