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Extremophiles. 1998 May;2(2):53-60.

Cellulosome and noncellulosomal cellulases of Clostridium cellulovorans.

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Section of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, USA.


This paper reviews the properties of the cellulosome and noncellulosome cellulases produced by Clostridium cellulovorans, an anaerobic, mesophilic, spore-forming microorganism that produces copious amounts of cellulase. The three major subunits of the cellulosome, CbpA, exoglucanase S (ExgS), and P100, are described, as well as the properties of the functional domains of CbpA. The properties of two noncellulosomal endoglucanases, EngD and EngF, are compared. The functions of the cellulose-binding domain (CBD) of CbpA indicate its potential uses in biotechnology.

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