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Accepted name: cellulase
Reaction: Endohydrolysis of (1→4)-β-D-glucosidic linkages in cellulose, lichenin and cereal β-D-glucans
Other name(s): endo-1,4-β-D-glucanase; β-1,4-glucanase; β-1,4-endoglucan hydrolase; celluase A; cellulosin AP; endoglucanase D; alkali cellulase; cellulase A 3; celludextrinase; 9.5 cellulase; avicelase; pancellase SS; 1,4-(1,3;1,4)-β-D-glucan 4-glucanohydrolase
Systematic name: 4-β-D-glucan 4-glucanohydrolase
Comments: Will also hydrolyse 1,4-linkages in β-D-glucans also containing 1,3-linkages.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9012-54-8
1.  Datta, P.K., Hanson, K.R. and Whitaker, D.R. Improved procedures for preparation and characterization of Myrothecum cellulase. III. Molecular weight, amino acid composition, terminal residues, and other properties. Can. J. Biochem. Physiol. 41 (1963) 697–705. [PMID: 14025219]
2.  Larner, J. Other glucosidases. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Ed.), The Enzymes, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Academic Press, New York, 1960, pp. 369–378.
3.  Myers, F.L. and Northcote, D.H. Partial purification and some properties of a cellulase from Helix pomatia. Biochem. J. 71 (1959) 749–756. [PMID: 13651124]
4.  Nishizawa, K. and Hashimoto, Y. Cellulose splitting enzymes. VI. Difference in the specificities of cellulase and β-glucosidase from Irpex lacteus. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 81 (1959) 211–222. [PMID: 13637982]
5.  Whitaker, D.R., Hanson, K.R. and Datta, P.K. Improved procedures for preparation and characterization of myrothecium cellulase. 2. Purification procedures. Can. J. Biochem. Physiol. 41 (1963) 671–696. [PMID: 14000266]
6.  Hatfield, R. and Nevins, D.J. Purification and properties of an endoglucanase isolated from the cell walls of Zea mays seedlings. Carbohydr. Res. 148 (1986) 265–278.
7.  Hatfield, R. and Nevins, D.J. Hydrolytic activity and substrate specificity of an endoglucanase from Zea mays seedling cell walls. Plant Physiol. 83 (1987) 203–207. [PMID: 16665203]
8.  Inohue, M., Hayashgi, K. and Nevins, D.J. Polypeptide characteristics and immunological properties of exo- and endoglucanases purified from maize coleoptile cell walls. J. Plant Physiol. 154 (1999) 334–340.
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