THE 3-DIMENSIONAL CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE OF THE CATALYTIC CORE OF CELLOBIOHYDROLASE-I FROM TRICHODERMA-REESEI

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Researchers

  • C DIVNE
  • J STAHLBERG
  • T REINIKAINEN
  • L RUOHONEN
  • G PETTERSSON
  • JKC KNOWLES
  • Tuula T. Teeri
  • TA JONES

Research units

  • Uppsala University
  • GLAXO INST MOLEC BIOL SA
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Abstract

Cellulose is the major polysaccharide of plants where it plays a predominantly structural role. A variety of highly specialized microorganisms have evolved to produce enzymes that either synergistically or in complexes can carry out the complete hydrolysis of cellulose. The structure of the major cellobiohydrolase, CBHI, of the potent cellulolytic fungus Trichoderma reesei has been determined and refined to 1.8 angstrom resolution. The molecule contains a 40 angstrom long active site tunnel that may account for many of the previously poorly understood macroscopic properties of the enzyme and its interaction with solid cellulose. The active site residues were identified by solving the structure of the enzyme complexed with an oligosaccharide, o-iodobenzyl-1-thio-beta-cellobioside. The three-dimensional structure is very similar to a family of bacterial beta-glucanases with the main-chain topology of the plant legume lectins.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-528
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume265
Issue number5171
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 1994
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • 3-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE, ENDOGLUCANASE-I, ACTIVE-SITE, X-RAY, CELLULASE, SYNERGISM, QM-9414, DOMAIN, INTACT, OLIGOSACCHARIDES

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