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Published by Elsevier in the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Volume 40, Issues 4, pages 586-591.

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International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Abstract

Lytic transglycosylases are an important class of bacterial enzymes that act on peptidoglycan with the same substrate specificity as lysozyme. Unlike the latter enzymes, however, the lytic transglycosylases are not hydrolases but instead cleave the glycosidic linkage between N-actetylmuramoyl and N-acetylglucosaminyl residues with the concomitant formation of a 1,6-anydromuramoyl product.

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