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High-resolution crystal structures of the lectin-like xylan binding domain from Streptomyces lividans xylanase 10A with bound substrates reveal a novel mode of xylan binding

V Notenboom, AB Boraston, SJ Williams, DG Kilburn, DR Rose



Carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) family 13 includes the "R-type" or "ricin superfamily" beta-trefoil lectins. The C-terminal CBM, CBM13, of xylanase 10A from Streptomyces lividans is a family 13 CBM that is not only structurally similar to the "R-type" lectins but also somewhat functionally similar. The primary function of CBM13 is to bind the polysaccharide xylan, but it retains the ability of the R-type lectins to bind small sugars such as lactose and galactose. The association of CBM13 with xylan appears to involve cooperative and additive participation of three binding pockets in each of the three trefoil domains of CBM13, suggesting a novel mechanism of CBM-xylan interaction. Thus, the..

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