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Ten years of CAZypedia: a living encyclopedia of carbohydrate-active enzymes

Abbott, Wade; Alber, Orly; Bayer, Ed; Berrin, Jean-Guy; Boraston, Alisdair; Brumer, Harry; Brzezinski, Ryszard; Clarke, Anthony; Cobucci-Ponzano, Beatrice; Cockburn, Darrell; Coutinho, Pedro; Czjzek, Mirjam; Dassa, Bareket; Davies, Gideon John; Eijsink, Vincent; Eklof, Jens; Felice, Alfons; Ficko-Blean, Elizabeth; Pincher, Geoff; Fontaine, Thierry;
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CAZypedia was initiated in 2007 to create a comprehensive, living encyclopedia of the carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes) and associated carbohydrate-binding modules involved in the synthesis, modification and degradation of complex carbohydrates. CAZypedia is closely connected with the actively curated CAZy database, which provides a sequence-based foundation for the biochemical, mechanistic and structural characterization of these diverse proteins. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary online, CAZypedia is a successful example of dynamic, community-driven and expert-based biocuration. CAZypedia is an open-access resource available at URL


biocuration; bioinformatics; carbohydrate-active enzymes; glycoscience; glycobiology

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2018, Volume: 28, number: 1, pages: 3-8