Homologous Superfamily

Glycoside hydrolase family 11/12 (IPR013319)

Short name: GH11/12

Overlapping entries


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 11 GH11 comprises enzymes with only one known activity, xylanase (EC:, while family 12 GH12 comprises enzymes with two known activities, endoglucanase (EC: and xyloglucan hydrolase.

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0004553 hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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