The NodB domain of a multidomain xylanase from Cellulomonas fimi deacetylates acetylxylan

Judith I. Laurie, Jonathan H. Clarke, Antonio Ciruela, Craig B. Faulds, Gary Williamson, Harry J. Gilbert, Jane E. Rixon, Jane Millward-Sadler, Geoffrey P. Hazlewood

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The NodB-like domain from Cellulomonas fimi xylanase D is a member of a small family of structurally homologous proteins which includes a chitin deacetylase from Mucor rouxii, an acetylxylan esterase from Streptomyces lividans and the NodB protein from rhizobia. Functional analysis of the xylanase D NodB domain suggests that, like other members of the family, it is a deacetylase, whose function is to remove acetyl groups from acetylated xylan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellulomonas fimi
  • deacetylase
  • NodB domain
  • xylanase structure

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