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Accepted name: isoamylase
Reaction: Hydrolysis of (1→6)-α-D-glucosidic branch linkages in glycogen, amylopectin and their β-limit dextrins
Glossary: pullulan = a linear polymer of (1→6)-linked maltotriose units
Other name(s): debranching enzyme; glycogen α-1,6-glucanohydrolase
Systematic name: glycogen 6-α-D-glucanohydrolase
Comments: Also readily hydrolyses amylopectin. Differs from EC (pullulanase) and EC (limit dextrinase) by its inability to hydrolyse pullulan, and by limited action on α-limit dextrins. Maltose is the smallest sugar it can release from an α-(1→6)-linkage.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9067-73-6
1.  Yokobayashi, K., Misaki, A. and Harada, T. Purification and properties of Pseudomonas isoamylase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 212 (1970) 458–469. [DOI] [PMID: 5456995]
[EC created 1972, modified 1976, modified 2000]

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