IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: oligoxyloglucan reducing-end-specific cellobiohydrolase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of cellobiose from the reducing end of xyloglucans consisting of a β-1,4-linked glucan carrying α-D-xylosyl groups on O-6 of the glucose residues. To be a substrate, the first residue must be unsubstituted, the second residue may bear a xylosyl group, whether further glycosylated or not, and the third residue, which becomes the new terminus by the action of the enzyme, is preferably xylosylated, but this xylose residue must not be further substituted.

Systematic name: oligoxyloglucan reducing-end cellobiohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme is found in the fungus Geotrichum sp. M128. The substrate is a hemicellulose found in plant cell walls.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 753502-07-7


1. Yaoi, K. and Mitsuishi, Y. Purification, characterization, cloning, and expression of a novel xyloglucan-specific glycosidase, oligoxyloglucan reducing end-specific cellobiohydrolase. J. Biol. Chem. 277, (2002) 48276-48281. [PMID: 12374797]

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