Structures and mechanisms of glycosyl hydrolases

Structure. 1995 Sep 15;3(9):853-9. doi: 10.1016/S0969-2126(01)00220-9.


The wealth of information provided by the recent structure determinations of many different glycosyl hydrolases shows that the substrate specificity and the mode of action of these enzymes are governed by exquisite details of their three-dimensional structures rather than by their global fold.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Binding Sites
  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / chemistry*
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / classification
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / metabolism*
  • Models, Chemical
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Sequence Data


  • Glycoside Hydrolases