(1-4)-alpha-D-glucan:(1-6)-alpha-D-glucan 6-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase

dextrin dextranase
Identifiers
EC number2.4.1.2
CAS number9032-13-7
Databases
IntEnzIntEnz view
BRENDABRENDA entry
ExPASyNiceZyme view
KEGGKEGG entry
MetaCycmetabolic pathway
PRIAMprofile
PDB structuresRCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene OntologyAmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a dextrin dextranase (EC 2.4.1.2) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

(1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl)n + (1,6-alpha-D-glucosyl)m (1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl)n-1 + (1,6-alpha-D-glucosyl)m+1

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are (1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl)n and (1,6-alpha-D-glucosyl)m, whereas its two products are (1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl)n-1 and (1,6-alpha-D-glucosyl)m+1.

This enzyme belongs to the family of glycosyltransferases, specifically the hexosyltransferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 1,4-alpha-D-glucan:1,6-alpha-D-glucan 6-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase. Other names in common use include dextrin 6-glucosyltransferase, and dextran dextrinase.

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