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Cellulases MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cellulases
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.277.450.420.200
Unique ID
D044602
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D044602
Annotation
CELLULASE is also available
Scope Note
A family of glycosidases that hydrolyse crystalline CELLULOSE into soluble sugar molecules. Within this family there are a variety of enzyme subtypes with differing substrate specificities that must work together to bring about complete cellulose hydrolysis. They are found in structures called CELLULOSOMES.
Entry Term(s)
Avicelase
Avicelase II
Cellulase Enzyme System
Cellulase Enzyme Systems
Endocellulase
Endocellulases
Endoglucanase I
Exo-cellulase
Exocellulase
Exocellulases
Laminarinase
beta-Glucosidases
Registry Number
EC 3.2.1.-
Related Numbers
EC 3.2.1.91
Previous Indexing
Glucosidases (1966-2003)
Public MeSH Note
2004; for BETA-GLUCOSIDASES see BETA-GLUCOSIDASE 1991-2003; for LAMINARINASE use GLUCAN ENDO-1,3-BETA-GLUCOSIDASE 1974-2003; EXO-CELLULASE was indexed under CELLULASE 1991-2003; EXOCELLULASE was indexed under CELLULASE 2001-2003; AVICELASE was indexed under CELLULASE 1996-2003; AVICELASE II was indexed under CELLULASE 1997-2003
History Note
2004; for BETA-GLUCOSIDASES use BETA-GLUCOSIDASE 1992-2003; for LAMINARINASE use GLUCAN ENDO-1,3-BETA-GLUCOSIDASE 1980-2003; for EXO-CELLULASE use CELLULOSE 1,4-BETA-CELLOBIOSIDASE (NM) 1991-2003; for EXOCELLULASE use CELLULOSE 1,4-BETA-CELLOBIOSIDASE (NM) 2001-2003; for AVICELASE use CELLULOSE 1,4-BETA-CELLOBIOSIDASE (NM) 1996-2003; for AVICELASE II use CELLULOSE 1,4-BETA-CELLOBIOSIDASE (NM) 1997-2003
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2013/07/09
Cellulases Preferred
Laminarinase Narrower
Cellulase Enzyme Systems Related
Endocellulases Narrower
beta-Glucosidases Narrower
Avicelase Narrower
Avicelase II Narrower
Exocellulases Narrower
Endoglucanase I Narrower
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