AF079: Glycoside hydrolase family 16

List allergens from this family:

Routes of exposure:
Include only IUIS approved allergens.

Biochemical properties

Glycoside hydrolase family 16 comprises enzymes with a number of known activities: lichenase, xyloglucan xyloglucosyltransferase, agarase, κ-carrageenase, endo-β-1,3-glucanase, endo-β-1,3-1,4-glucanase, and endo-β-galactosidase.

Allergens from this family

Asp f 9 and Asp f 16, glycosidases from Aspergillus fumigatus, are major allergens from patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis [1].



  1. Banerjee B, Kurup VP, Greenberger PA, Johnson BD, Fink JN:
    Cloning and expression of Aspergillus fumigatus allergen Asp f 16 mediating both humoral and cell-mediated immunity in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA).
    Clin Exp Allergy 2001, 31, 761-70. [PubMed]


Links to Pfam

Family-defining Pfam domains (at least one of these domains is present in each family member):

Pfam domain Pfam clan
PF00722 Glycosyl hydrolases family 16 CL0004 Concanavalin-like lectin/glucanase superfamily

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