saccharogen amylase -->
beta-amylase
medical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of 1,4-alpha-glycosidic linkages in starch, glycogen, and related polysaccharides and oligosaccharides so as to remove successive beta-maltose units from the non-reducing ends of the chains.

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

Registry number: EC 3.2.1.2

(12 Dec 1998)