Special Issue "Recent Advances in Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2021).
Interests: amylolytic enzymes; starch/glycogen-binding domains; glycoside hydrolases; in-silico protein structure analysis; protein bioinformatics
The area of carbohydrate-active enzymes belongs to one of the most enormously developing research fields that, in the last decades, has attracted continuously increasing attention from the scientific community. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the field has been tightly connected with the sequence-based classification of glycoside hydrolases (GHs) into GH families, established by Bernard Henrissat in 1991, and later involving other enzyme activities that, in addition to catalyzing the hydrolysis of glycoside linkages, can also catalyze the formation and/or modification of a variety of carbohydrates. Therefore, the carbohydrate-active enzymes are currently best recognized as being classified in the CAZy database (http://www.cazy.org/) covering, in addition to GH families, the families of glycosyltransferases (GTs), polysaccharide lyases (PLs), carbohydrate esterases (CEs), and auxiliary activities (AAs); also covered is the segment devoted to their non-catalytic domains of the so-called carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) families. The scope of “CAZymes” thus includes a very wide space spanning from basic research to many practical applications, such as modern biotechnologies and top approaches in medicine.
For this Special Issue, both original full-length papers and insightful review articles on any aspects of CAZymes are equally welcome and considered.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Janecek
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- new primary and tertiary structures
- new enzyme specificities
- new CAZy families
- new practical applications
- protein engineering and rational design
- evolutionary questions