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Information on EC 2.4.1.18 - 1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme

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IUBMB Comments

Converts amylose into amylopectin. The accepted name requires a qualification depending on the product, glycogen or amylopectin, e.g. glycogen branching enzyme, amylopectin branching enzyme. The latter has frequently been termed Q-enzyme.

The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms

Synonyms
gbe, branching enzyme, sbeiib, glycogen branching enzyme, starch branching enzyme, sbeiia, beiib, sbeii, starch-branching enzyme, beiia, more

REACTION
REACTION DIAGRAM
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ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
2 1,4-alpha-D-glucan = alpha-1,4-D-glucan-alpha-1,6-(alpha-1,4-D-glucan) + H2O
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