IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: maltose phosphorylase

Reaction: maltose + phosphate = D-glucose + β-D-glucose 1-phosphate

Systematic name: maltose:phosphate 1-β-D-glucosyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9030-19-7


1. Doudoroff, M. Disaccharide phosphorylases. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd edn., vol. 5, Academic Press, New York, 1961, pp. 229-236.

2. Fitting, C. and Doudoroff, M. Phosphorolysis of maltose by enzyme preparations from Neisseria meningitidis. J. Biol. Chem. 199 (1952) 153-163.

3. Putman, E.W., Litt, C.F. and Hassid, W.Z. The structure of D-glucose-D-xylose synthesized by maltose phosphorylase. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 77 (1955) 4351-4353.

4. Wood, B.J.B. and Rainbow, C. The maltophosphorylase of beer lactobacilli. Biochem. J. 78 (1961) 204-209.

[EC created 1961]

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