, a xyloglucan-specific endo-beta-1,4-glucanase
is an enzyme
the chemical reaction
- xyloglucan + H2O xyloglucan oligosaccharides
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are xyloglucan and H2O, whereas its product is xyloglucan oligosaccharides.
This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those glycosidases that hydrolyse O- and S-glycosyl compounds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is [(1->6)-alpha-D-xylo]-(1->4)-beta-D-glucan glucanohydrolase. Other names in common use include XEG, xyloglucan endo-beta-1,4-glucanase, xyloglucanase, xyloglucanendohydrolase, XH, and 1,4-beta-D-glucan glucanohydrolase.
As of late 2007, 15 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and .
- Darvill A "A xyloglucan-specific endo-beta-1,4-glucanase from Aspergillus aculeatus: expression cloning in yeast, purification and characterization of the recombinant enzyme". Glycobiology. 9 93–100.
- Sinitsyn AP "Specific xyloglucanases as a new class of polysaccharide-degrading enzymes". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1674 268–81.