Reaction: Hydrolysis of pullulan to isopanose (6-α-maltosylglucose)
Glossary: pullulan = a linear polymer of (1→6)-linked maltotriose units
Systematic name: pullulan 4-glucanohydrolase (isopanose-forming)
Comments: The enzyme has practically no action on starch. Panose (4-α-isomaltosylglucose) is hydrolysed to isomaltose and glucose. cf. EC 220.127.116.11 (pullulanase) and EC 18.104.22.168 (neopullulanase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37288-43-0
1. Sakano, Y., Masuda, N. and Kobayashi, T. Hydrolysis of pullulan by a novel enzyme from Aspergillus niger. Agric. Biol. Chem. 35 (1971) 971-973.