publication . Other literature type . Article . 1999

Bacterial lipolytic enzymes: classification and properties.

Jean Louis Arpigny; Karl-Erich Jaeger;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 1999
<jats:p>Knowledge of bacterial lipolytic enzymes is increasing at a rapid and exciting rate. To obtain an overview of this industrially very important class of enzymes and their characteristics, we have collected and classified the information available from protein and nucleotide databases. Here we propose an updated and extensive classification of bacterial esterases and lipases based mainly on a comparison of their amino acid sequences and some fundamental biological properties. These new insights result in the identification of eight different families with the largest being further divided into six subfamilies. Moreover, the classification enables us to pre...
free text keywords: Research Article, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Amino acid, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Enzyme, Nucleotide, Disulphide bonds, Biological property, Secretion, Biology, Foldase, Esterase Gene
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