Reaction: α-maltose 1-phosphate + [(1→4)-α-D-glucosyl]n = phosphate + [(1→4)-α-D-glucosyl]n+2
Other name(s): α1,4-glucan:maltose-1-P maltosyltransferase; GMPMT
Systematic name: α-maltose 1-phosphate:(1→4)-α-D-glucan 4-α-D-maltosyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme from from the bacterium Mycobacterium smegmatis is specific for maltose. It has no activity with α-D-glucose.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number:
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