Xylans are heteropolysaccharides which are depolymerized by β-1,4-D-endoxylanases. Due to the abundance and variety of substituents in native xylans, different accessory enzymes are also needed for the total hydrolysis of xylan. The knowledge of α-glucuronidase, α-arabinosidase, and acetyl xylan- and feruloyl esterases has increased considerably in recent years. In addition to acting in synergism with endoxylanases and β-xylosidase for the complete hydrolysis of xylan, some of these accessory enzymes are also capable of changing the structure of polymeric xylans.
|Series||ACS Symposium Series|
|Conference||199th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society|
|Period||22/04/91 → 27/04/91|