EC 184.108.40.206 - Arabinogalactan endo-β-1,4-galactanase
IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature
ganB (gene name)
- The enzyme specifically hydrolyses (1→4)-β-D-galactosidic linkages in type I arabinogalactans.
This enzyme, isolated from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, hydrolyses the β(1→4) bonds found in type I plant arabinogalactans, which are a component of the primary cell walls of dicots. The predominant product is a tetrasaccharide. cf. EC 220.127.116.11, galactan endo-β-1,3-galactanase.
Links to other databases
Purification and properties of several galactanases of Bacillus subtilis var. amylosacchariticus.Agric. Biol. Chem. 36: 1945-1954 (1972).
Structure of plant cell walls. Purification and characterization of a β-1,4-galactanase which degrades a structural component of the primary cell walls of dicots.J. Biol. Chem. 251: 5904-5910 (1976). [PMID: 823153]
Bioinformatic, genetic, and biochemical evidence that some glycoside hydrolase family 42 beta-galactosidases are arabinogalactan type I oligomer hydrolases.Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 7730-7738 (2006). [PMID: 17056685]
[EC 18.104.22.168 created 1976, modified 2012]