Crystalline cellulose degradation

New insight into the function of cellobiohydrolases

Tuula Teeri

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Abstract

Cellulose is an important industrial raw material and a source of renewable energy. The crystalline structure of cellulose is biodegradable by the combined activities of many different enzymes. Cellobiohydrolases, the key cellulases, have extended tunnel-shaped active sites. Owing to the design of their active-site tunnels, they do not make cuts within cellulose chains but release cellobiose from the chain ends. Cellobiohydrolases may therefore prove to be useful for achieving subtle modifications of fiber properties in paper or textiles without the loss of fiber strength commonly observed with other cellulases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160 - 167
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Cellulose 1,4-beta-Cellobiosidase
Cellulose
Cellulases
Crystalline materials
Degradation
Catalytic Domain
Tunnels
Renewable Energy
Cellobiose
Fibers
Textiles
Raw materials
Enzymes

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