β-Helical catalytic domains in glycoside hydrolase families 49, 55 and 87: domain architecture, modelling and assignment of catalytic residues

Rigden, Daniel J.; Franco, Octávio L.
October 2002
FEBS Letters;Oct2002, Vol. 530 Issue 1-3, p225
Academic Journal
X-ray crystallography and bioinformatics studies reveal a tendency for the right-handed β-helix domain architecture to be associated with carbohydrate binding proteins. Here we demonstrate the presence of catalytic β-helix domains in glycoside hydrolase (GH) families 49, 55 and 87 and provide evidence for their sharing a common evolutionary ancestor with two structurally characterized GH families, numbers 28 and 82. This domain assignment helps assign catalytic residues to each family. Further analysis of domain architecture reveals the association of carbohydrate binding modules with catalytic GH β-helices, as well as an unexpected pair of β-helix domains in GH family 55.


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