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Keyword - Cellulose degradation (KW-0136)

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Protein involved in the conversion of cellulose into D-glucose. Cellulose is the most abundant cell-wall and structural polysaccharide in plants and it is also found in some lower invertebrates. Cellulose is the major component of wood and thus of paper. Cotton is the purest natural form of cellulose. As a raw material, it forms the basis for many derivatives used in chromatography, ion exchange materials, explosives manufacturing and pharmaceutical preparations.


  • Cellulose breakdown
  • Cellulose catabolic process
  • Cellulose catabolism


Biological process


cellulose catabolic process [ GO:0030245 ]


Polysaccharide degradationCarbohydrate metabolismCellulose degradationBiological process