Family

Glycoside hydrolase, family 12 (IPR002594)

Short name: Glyco_hydro_12

Family relationships

Description

O-Glycosyl hydrolases (EC:3.2.1.) are a widespread group of enzymes that hydrolyse the glycosidic bond between two or more carbohydrates, or between a carbohydrate and a non-carbohydrate moiety. A classification system for glycosyl hydrolases, based on sequence similarity, has led to the definition of 85 different families [PMID: 7624375, PMID: 8535779]. This classification is available on the CAZy (CArbohydrate-Active EnZymes) web site.

Glycoside hydrolase family 12 GH12 comprises enzymes with two known activities: endoglucanase (EC:3.2.1.4)and xyloglucan hydrolase (EC not defined). These enzymes were formerly known as cellulase family H.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0000272 polysaccharide catabolic process

Molecular Function

GO:0008810 cellulase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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