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

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EC Tree
     2 Transferases
         2.4 Glycosyltransferases
             2.4.1 Hexosyltransferases
                2.4.1.18 1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme
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.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
(1-4)-alpha-D-glucan:(1-4)-alpha-D-glucan 6-alpha-D-[(1-4)-alpha-D-glucano]-transferase, 1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme, 1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme 1, alpha-1,4->alpha-1,6-glycosyltransferase, alpha-1,4-glucan branching enzyme, alpha-1,4-glucan:alpha-1,4-glucan 6-glycosyltransferase, alpha-1,4-glucan:alpha-1,4-glucan-6-glycosyltransferase, alpha-glucan branching enzyme, alpha-glucan-branching glycosyltransferase, amylo-(1,4-1,6)-transglycosylase, more
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LITERATURE
Transfers a segment of a (1->4)-alpha-D-glucan chain to a primary hydroxy group in a similar glucan chain
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