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

CAZypedia Consortium, T. Wennekes

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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 http://www.cazypedia.org.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Carbohydrates/chemistry
  • Databases, Protein
  • Esterases/chemistry
  • Glycosyltransferases/chemistry
  • History, 21st Century
  • Polysaccharide-Lyases/chemistry


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