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Published in Glycobiology 24:3 (2014), pp. 247–251; doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwt105
Endocellulases are one kind of the important biodegrading cellulose enzymes. Experimental results show that a rotated and distorted preactivated structure exists before the substrate entering the transition state. The molecular dynamic simulation of endocellulase Cel6A models revealed a correlation between the rotation and distortion of pyranoside ring in −1 glycosyl unit of the substrate. The two key residues, Tyr73 and Ser189, in Cal6A cooperate to rotate and distort the pyranoside ring in the cellulose hydrolysis.
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