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

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CAZypeia 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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Issue number1
Early online date11 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


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

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