exo-(1->4)-alpha-D-glucan lyase

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Word Map on EC




alpha-(1,4)-Glucan 1,5-anhydro-D-fructose eliminase, alpha-1,4-Glucan exo-lyase, alpha-1,4-Glucan lyase, Dehydratase, alpha-1,4-glucan, Exo-alpha-1,4-glucan lyase, exo-(1,4)-alpha-D-glucan lyase, (1,4)-alpha-D-glucan exo-4-lyase (1,5-anhydro-D-fructose-forming), GLase, Ag111, alpha-1,4-glucan lyase isozyme 1


     4 Lyases
         4.2 Carbon-oxygen lyases
             4.2.2 Acting on polysaccharides
       exo-(1->4)-alpha-D-glucan lyase

Systematic Name

Systematic Name on EC - exo-(1->4)-alpha-D-glucan lyase

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IUBMB Comments
(1->4)-alpha-D-glucan exo-4-lyase (1,5-anhydro-D-fructose-forming)
The enzyme catalyses the sequential degradation of (1->4)-alpha-D-glucans from the non-reducing end with the release of 1,5-anhydro-D-fructose. Thus, for an alpha-glucan containing n (1->4)-linked glucose units, the final products are 1 glucose plus (n-1) 1,5-anhydro-D-fructose. Maltose, maltosaccharides and amylose are all completely degraded. It does not degrade (1->6)-alpha-glucosidic bonds and thus the degradation of a branched glucan, such as amylopectin or glycogen, will result in the formation of 1,5-anhydro-D-fructose plus a limit dextrin. Other enzymes involved in the anhydrofructose pathway are EC (aldos-2-ulose dehydratase), EC (1,5-anhydro-D-fructose dehydratase) and EC (ascopyrone tautomerase).