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Metabolic pathways map for SMART domain Alpha_L_fucos



SMART accession number:SM000812
Description:O-Glycosyl hydrolases (EC 3.2.1.-) are a widespread group of enzymes that hydrolyse the glycosidic bond between two or more carbohydrates, or between a carbohydrate and a non-carbohydrate moiety. A classification system for glycosyl hydrolases, based on sequence similarity, has led to the definition of 85 different families. This classification is available on the CAZy (CArbohydrate-Active EnZymes) web site PUBMED:. Because the fold of proteins is better conserved than their sequences, some of the families can be grouped in 'clans'. Family 29 encompasses alpha-L-fucosidases, which is a lysosomal enzyme responsible for hydrolyzing the alpha-1,6-linked fucose joined to the reducing-end N-acetylglucosamine of the carbohydrate moieties of glycoproteins. Deficiency of alpha-L-fucosidase results in the lysosomal storage disease fucosidosis.

Pathways containing proteins with Alpha_L_fucos domain are shown in BLUE, and edges containing orthologs which have Alpha_L_fucos domain are shown in RED.