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Yanbin Yin, Ph.D. – CBC/RBC Seminar

Bioinformatics Study of Complex Carbohydrate Enzymes

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Beadle Center Room: E103 Auditorium
Additional Info: BEAD
Contact: Diana Bonham, (402) 472-2932, dbonham2@unl.edu
Complex carbohydrates include the storage polysaccharides (e.g., starch) and structural polysaccharides (e.g., cellulose). Unlike nucleotide polymers (DNA/RNA) and amino acid polymers (proteins), sugar polymers (polysaccharides) are much more complex (more monomers and side chains) in structure and thus require a much larger number of enzymes for their biosynthesis and degradation. Carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes) are responsible for the synthesis, degradation, and modification of all the complex carbohydrates in all living organisms.

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