Accessory enzymes involved in the hydrolysis of xylans

Kaisa Poutanen, Maija Tenkanen, Hans Korte, Jurgen Puls

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnzymes in Biomass Conversion
    EditorsGary F. Leatham, Michael E. Himmel
    Place of PublicationWashington
    PublisherAmerican Chemical Society ACS
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-8412-1316-6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8412-1995-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1991
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event199th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society - Boston, United States
    Duration: 22 Apr 199127 Apr 1991

    Publication series

    SeriesACS Symposium Series


    Conference199th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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