Information on EC 3.2.1.2 - beta-amylase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.2 Glycosylases
             3.2.1 Glycosidases, i.e. enzymes that hydrolyse O- and S-glycosyl compounds
                3.2.1.2 beta-amylase
IUBMB Comments
Acts on starch, glycogen and related polysaccharides and oligosaccharides producing beta-maltose by an inversion. The term 'beta'' relates to the initial anomeric configuration of the free sugar group released and not to the configuration of the linkage hydrolysed.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria, Archaea
Synonyms
beta-amylase, arath, spoii, beta amylase, tr-bamy, ct-bmy, bam-2, beta-amylase 1, bam-8, glycogenase, more
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LITERATURE
(alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4))n-alpha-D-glucopyranose + H2O = (alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4))n-2-alpha-D-glucopyranose + alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-beta-D-glucopyranose
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