Reaction: Hydrolysis of (1→6)-α-D-glucosidic branch linkages in glycogen phosphorylase limit dextrin
Other name(s): amylo-1,6-glucosidase; dextrin 6-α-D-glucosidase; amylopectin 1,6-glucosidase; dextrin-1,6-glucosidase; glycogen phosphorylase-limit dextrin α-1,6-glucohydrolase
Systematic name: glycogen phosphorylase-limit dextrin 6-α-glucohydrolase
Comments: This enzyme hydrolyses an unsubstituted (1→6)-α-glucose residue that forms a branch point on an α-(1→4)-linked glucose chain. The enzyme activity found in mammals and yeast is in a polypeptide chain containing two active centres. The other activity is similar to that of EC 220.127.116.11 (4-α-glucanotransferase), which acts on the glycogen phosphorylase limit dextrin chains to expose the single glucose residues, which the 6-α-glucosidase activity can then hydrolyse. Together, these two activities constitute the glycogen debranching system.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9012-47-9
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