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Family Report for: FaeC


Family FaeC
Block X
(from Interpro) This is a family of type-C feruloyl esterases. Feruloyl esterases catalyze the hydrolysis of the 4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamoyl (feruloyl) group from an esterified sugar, which is usually arabinose in 'natural' substrates. FaeC from Aspergillus oryzae and Emericella nidulans have been shown to display hydrolytic activity towards arabinoxylan and methyl ferulate, among other substrates. Many proteins in the family have a Cellulose Binding Motif (CBM) or a Ricin_B_lectin motif shuffled either at N-terminus or C-terminus of the core alpha/beta hydrolase sequence. These have been excluded in the sequences used in alignment and BLAST base. Other less frequent extensions include IPR013784 Carb-bd-like_fold; IPR026444 Secre_tail; IPR008969 CarboxyPept-like_regulatory. Feruloyl esterases are distributed in different sub-classes type-A B C,D and E and fall respectively in the following families. Type-A in Lipase_3, Type-B in Esterase_phb (PHB depolymerase), Type-C in Tannase, Type-D in FaeC, Type-E in A85-Feruloyl-Esterase, Type-F in BD-FAE

IPR034429 (Feruloyl esterase C FaeC), IPR043595 (Feruloyl esterase B/C/D)
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Seed alignment with MAFFT
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Alignment with MAFFT
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2 more
    Title: Identification and characterization of an acetyl xylan esterase from Aspergillus oryzae
    Kato T, Shiono Y, Koseki T
    Ref: J Biosci Bioeng, :, 2021 : PubMed


    Title: Characterization of two distinct feruloyl esterases, AoFaeB and AoFaeC, from Aspergillus oryzae
    Koseki T, Hori A, Seki S, Murayama T, Shiono Y
    Ref: Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, 83:689, 2009 : PubMed


    Title: Development and application of a suite of polysaccharide-degrading enzymes for analyzing plant cell walls
    Bauer S, Vasu P, Persson S, Mort AJ, Somerville CR
    Ref: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 103:11417, 2006 : PubMed


Other Papers

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No Structure yet in this family

Genes Proteins in FaeC family (724)

Fragments of genes in FaeC family (57)

Substrates of some enzymes in the FaeC family (12)

No Inhibitor

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