Oligosaccharide 4-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase

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Oligosaccharide 4-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase
Identifiers
EC number 2.4.1.161
CAS number 9000-92-4
Databases
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BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
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MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum

In enzymology, an oligosaccharide 4-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase (EC 2.4.1.161) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction in which the non-reducing terminal alpha-D-glucose residue is transferred from a 1,4-alpha-D-glucan to the 4-position of an alpha-D-glucan. This enzyme is useful in hydrolyzing oligosaccharides.

This enzyme belongs to the family of glycosyltransferases, specifically the hexosyltransferases, the systematic name of this enzyme class is 1,4-alpha-D-glucan:1,4-alpha-D-glucan 4-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase. Other names in common use include amylase III, and 1,4-alpha-glucan:1,4-alpha-glucan 4-alpha-glucosyltransferase.

References[edit]

  • Nebinger P (1986). "Separation and characterization of four different amylases of Entamoeba histolytica. I. Purification and properties". Biol. Chem. Hoppe-Seyler. 367 (3): 161–7. doi:10.1515/bchm3.1986.367.1.161. PMID 2423097. 
  • Nebinger P (1986). "Separation and characterization of four different amylases of Entamoeba histolytica. II. Characterization of amylases". Biol. Chem. Hoppe-Seyler. 367 (3): 169–76. doi:10.1515/bchm3.1986.367.1.169. PMID 2423098.