IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: amylosucrase

Reaction: sucrose + [(1→4)-α-D-glucosyl]n = D-fructose + [(1→4)-α-D-glucosyl]n+1

Other name(s): sucrose—glucan glucosyltransferase; sucrose-1,4-α-glucan glucosyltransferase; sucrose:1,4-α-D-glucan 4-α-D-glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: sucrose:(1→4)-α-D-glucan 4-α-D-glucosyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-11-5


1. Feingold, D.S., Avigad, G. and Hestrin, S. Enzymic synthesis and reactions of a sucrose isomer α-D-galactopyranosyl-β-D-fructofuranoside. J. Biol. Chem. 224 (1957) 295-307. [PMID: 13398406]

2. Hehre, E.J. Enzymic synthesis of polysaccharides: a biological type of polymerization. Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Subj. Biochem. 11 (1951) 297-337.

3. Hehre, E.J., Hamilton, D.M. and Carlson, A.S. Synthesis of a polsaccharide of the starch glycogen class from sucrose by a cell-free, bacterial enzyme system (amylosucrase). J. Biol. Chem. 177 (1949) 267-279.

[EC created 1961]

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