glucan 1,4-alpha-glucosidasemedical dictionary


<cell biology> An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of terminal 1,4-linked alpha-d-glucose residues successively from non-reducing ends of polysaccharide chains with the release of beta-glucose. It is also able to hydrolyze 1,6-alpha-glucosidic bonds when the next bond in sequence is 1,4.

Chemical name: 1,4-alpha-D-Glucan glucohydrolase

Registry number: EC

(12 Dec 1998)